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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Lake Erie – what do birds tell us?
November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Doug Tozer, Bird Studies Canada – “Lake Erie: what do the birds tell us?”
Summary: We hear most about the influence of recent changes in Lake Erie on humans, especially harmful algal blooms and safe drinking water, but it is also important to keep in mind the many complex ecological processes negatively impacting Great Lakes water birds and other wildlife. This presentation by Bird Studies Canada’s Ontario Program Scientist will overview what the current conditions in Lake Erie mean for the numerous bird species that depend on the lake for nesting and migration, including information collected on the issue by hundreds of Citizen Scientists.
Bio: Doug is Ontario Program Scientist at Bird Studies Canada in Port Rowan, Ontario, at the base of Long Point. He is director of the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program, Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, and Long Point Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Program. He has a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Avian Conservation Biology from Trent University. He grew up near Algonquin Park, and has worked numerous contracts and jobs involving birds and other wildlife in places ranging from northern Ontario to Oklahoma to Georgia.
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