Today, September 11, is be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club,
which is free and opened to the public. 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Club Members are invited to join our speaker, Amanda Rodewald, for dinner at
Taste of Thai Express (downtown on Rt. 13N) just before the meeting at 5:30
p.m. Please RSVP to Laura Stenzler (l...@cornell.edu<mailto:l...@cornell.edu>)
by 3 this afternoon.
We are looking forward to hearing Amanda D. Rodewald, Ph.D., Garvin Professor
of Ornithology and Director of Conservation Science, Cornell University Robert
F. Schumann Faculty Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of
Natural Resources; Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future,
Her presentation will be - In the Thick of It: How Invasive Plants Affect
Invasive species are among the most serious conservation threats to native
biodiversity. Invasive plants, in particular, can affect birds by altering food
and nesting resources. Recent studies also show that invasive plants can
increase the vulnerability of breeding birds to nest predators. Dr. Rodewald
will discuss a decade of research showing how Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera
maackii), one of the most problematic exotic and invasive shrubs in eastern
forests, influences predator-prey interactions in urbanizing landscapes.
As both a faculty member in the Cornell Department of Natural Resources and
Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Amanda
Rodewald works to generate, apply, and communicate science in ways that advance
understanding of ecology and also support conservation. Her research program
seeks to understand the behavioral and demographic mechanisms guiding
population, community, and landscape-scale responses of birds to land use
change and human activity in the eastern US and Latin America.
The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. All are
welcome. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation
starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the
presentation. Members: Please remember to review the annual proposed budget in
the newsletter before our vote at this meeting.
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