Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences 2018 Weaver Lecture Series will conclude on March 20 with a lecture by Peter Marra, a conservation scientist and the director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.
Marra’s talk, “Studying birds in the context of the annual cycle: Carry-over effects and seasonal interactions,” will discuss the impacts of weather events on wintering ground for several species has important consequences for breeding and survival.
Marra earned his B.S. from Southern CT State University, an M.S. from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College and has been at the Smithsonian Institution since 1999.
His research has encompassed four broad areas, including migration, climate, disease and urban ecology. Connecting events throughout the year, Marra’s research attempts to understand the biology of animals in the context of the full annual cycle.
His papers have appeared in Science, Nature, PNAS, PLOS Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Conservation Biology, Ecological Monographs, Biological Conservation and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ Weaver Lecture Series was established in 1996 through an endowment provided by Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver. The objective of the series is to bring individuals with expertise in various aspects of forestry and wildlife sciences to the Auburn University campus to enhance the School’s academic programs through public lectures and interaction with faculty and students.
The lecture is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, March 20, at 3:00 p.m. at the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building at Auburn University. A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 2:30 p.m. For details about the Weaver Lecture Series and to review research abstracts, visit https://cfwe.auburn.edu/weaver/.