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Zoom program now online: After the Fire: How Birds Cope with a Changing World, with Morgan Tingley.

March 4, 2022

After the Fire: How Birds Cope with a Changing World, with Morgan Tingley.

Up the ladder without a tree

Program date: 1 Mar 2022
Time: 67 min
Access Passcode: Gj5+S*1K

After the Fire: How Birds Cope with a Changing World, with Morgan Tingley.
Zoom Evening Meeting, Tuesday, 1 March, 7:30 p.m.

Fire is a critical and natural part of California’s ecosystems, but the nature of fire here is rapidly shifting due to climate change. From a biological perspective, fire is a regular disturbance that affects the distribution and abundance of species and has shaped evolution for millions of years. Nevertheless, we are entering an unprecedented period where the dominant nature of fire is rapidly changing, disrupting both human and animal lives. In this lecture, Professor Morgan Tingley will discuss the myriad ways that fire has shaped the ecology of animals – particularly birds – in California and how the shifting nature of fire here is impacting our biodiversity. By learning how species are currently responding to a rapidly changing world, we are offered a glimpse into what our increasingly flammable future will hold.r plan” to keep it going.

Leg-ringed Black-backed Woodpecker.
Count the toes.

Morgan Tingley, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020, after previously serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut and as a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a M.Sc. from Oxford University. He is an elected fellow of the American Ornithological Society and a research associate with the Institute for Bird Populations. He is a recipient of the “Wings across the Americas” conservation award from the U.S. Forest Service, and the Young Professional Award from the Cooper Ornithological Society. His research papers have been covered widely by the popular press, including features by The New York Times and The Washington Post.  

He runs the Tingley Lab for Global Change Ecology & Conservation for students in PhD  and Post-Doc research programs.  He has special interests in how climate change and other environmental factors, such as extensive wildfires and invasive species, influence biodiversity, changes in geographic distribution, and variations in the populations of birds and other wildlife, including insects.

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