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Bennington, VT: On November 1 at 1:00 pm, Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, a conservation scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will speak at Bennington College on the massive declines in North American bird populations.
His talk, “The Bird Crisis—and What You Can Do About It,” is part of the Science Workshop series and will take place in Dickinson Science Building, Room 232 on Bennington College’s campus. Rosenberg’s lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Rosenberg is the lead author of a recent landmark study, published in the pre-eminent journal Science, documenting the loss of approximately 30% of all North American birds—nearly 3 billion birds—over the last 50 years. The study has been reported in follow-up articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and many other major news outlets.
Rosenberg’s lecture at Bennington College will focus on the science behind this finding, explore the consequences for American ecosystems, and address some of the approaches available to mitigate the ongoing crisis.
Further information, imagery, and other materials can be found at 3billionbirds.org.
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