Dr.Bryan Watts to Speak at
Northern Neck Audubon Society
Lancaster Community Library
November 5, 2018 3:15 PM
Dr. Bryan Watts will present a program – Tracking Whimbrel: Moving toward full life-cycle conservation in a migratory shorebird. He will talk about the whimbrel satellite tracking and conservation efforts done by the Center for Conservation Biology over the past decade. In addition he will comment on recent research concerning bald eagles, Peregrine falcons and osprey.
Dr.Watts is Mitchell A. Byrd Professor of Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary and Director of the William and Mary/Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Conservation Biology. The author of more than 250 publications on avian ecology and conservation, Watts has studied birds since early childhood.
He has conducted more than 500 research projects focused on solving conservation problems primarily within the midAtlantic region of North America.
His research attempts to explore general ecological principles that have broad application. Current interests include population estimation, habitat modeling, policy, migration ecology, ecological-economic tradeoffs, demography, spatial ecology and conservation limits.