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
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.
Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the 2018
program can be found here:
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