Using genetic information gathered from natural history collections and field expeditions to West Africa, Jerry Huntley’s team examined 70 species of African forest bird.  From this data, they hope to have a better understanding of how potential barriers to movement within the forest (such as rivers and savannahs) and historical climate change have shaped the distribution of birds that we see today, especially from a genetics standpoint.

Presented by Jerry Huntley, Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of History.

The mission of the Brooklyn Bird Club is to encourage and promote birdwatching and conservation in Brooklyn and beyond.

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