Diverse models of conservation for preserving the spectacular biological diversity of Ecuador
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 p.m. Olin Hall, Room 129 Whitman College campus
Tim Parker, Associate Professor and Chair, Biology and Environmental Studies at Whitman College will talk about his 2016 sabbatical living in Ecuador. By some measures, Ecuador is the most biodiverse country on Earth. Professor Parker spent half of 2016 living in Northern Ecuador, and as much of that time as possible exploring varied habitats, birding, and meeting people who are working to conserve the biodiversity of that spectacular country.
In this talk, he will discuss some of the stunning diversity of Ecuadorian ecosystems, consider threats to those ecosystems, and explore and evaluate the multitude of different conservation paths pursued by Ecuadorians and outsiders. And he promises to show as many good bird photos as he can.
- Field Trip: Mill Creek – Rooks Park – 9:00 AM Saturday Feb 24th
- March Field Trip – Othello Sandhill Crane Festival