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Raptor expert Dr. Todd Katzner to speak at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2011-04-05 13:41:20 - General

Raptor expert Dr. Todd Katzner will give two presentations at Coe College on Monday, April 11. “Asian Vulture Decline: Addressing the World’s Greatest Modern Ornithological Conservation Catastrophe” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Cherry Auditorium of Peterson Hall. In addition, Katzner will give a biology seminar entitled “The Impact of Wind Turbines on Golden Eagle Migration in the Southern Appalachians” at 4 p.m. in the AV Theatre of Stewart Memorial Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

Katzner’s professional interests and passion center on addressing conservation problems through ecological sciences. A research professor at the University of West Virginia at Morgantown, Katzner has been studying ecology and the demography of birds of prey for more than a decade. His research includes satellite tracking of eastern golden eagles to assess the risks of wind energy development in their migration corridor. In recent years, a great deal of Katzner’s research has been conducted abroad, mostly in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.

This speaker was brought to Coe through Connections, an organization that invites an expert on important conservation topics in the fall and spring semesters to broaden students’ knowledge on all careers related to biology.

Connections is a loose association consisting of representatives from local colleges, local high schools, the Linn County Conservation Department and Indian Creek Nature Center.

For more information, go to www.coe.edu or call 399-8581.