On Tuesday, January 9th, the Linnaean Society of New York’s 2018 Speaker 
Program will feature two new presentations.

6:00 pm – Understanding and Conserving Hawaii’s Avifauna – Jacob Drucker
 
The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote archipelago in the world. This has 
shaped their natural history in innumerable ways, and led to some of the most 
dramatically unique bird communities in the world. Isolation has also been the 
island's downfall, and Hawaii is now considered by many the “extinction capital 
of the world.” Jacob Drucker, who has worked as a field ornithologist on the 
Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, will provide a bird-centered overview of 
Hawaii's natural history, the flagship conservation efforts there that are the 
final hope for many species on the brink, and the American Birding 
Association's decision to add the archipelago to its list. 
 
 
7:30 pm – A Birder’s Perspective on Global Warming with Notes on the 
Conservation of Climate – Alan Messer
 
What is additional arctic warming, and how does it affect the jet stream?  How 
does the Cooper Island Alaska Black Guillemot colony inform that question?  
What is the status of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets?  With the aid of 
his “great big climate poster”, artist and illustrator Alan Messer will draw on 
his notes from his time as the Society’s Recording Secretary and his work 
locally in environmental education, to present a refresher guide on climate 
mechanics, science communication, and strategies for conservation on a rapidly 
changing planet. 


Both presentations are free and will be held in the Linder Theater on the first 
floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

All welcome!
 
Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the 2018 
program can be found here:
http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2017-2018.html 
<http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2017-2018.html>

Richard Fried
The Linnaean Society of New York
 


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