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AT22-325 Webinar New Insights into the Genetics of the Golden-cheeked Warbler
August 24, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Webinar Title: New Insights into the Genetics of the Golden-cheeked Warbler
AT-VMS: AT: Hill Country Chapter Webinars (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)
Comments: AT22-325 Webinar New Insights into the Genetics of the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Presenter: Giri Athrey (AT=1h)
Webinar Date: 8/24/2022
Webinar Time: 6:30p-8:00p
Presentation follows a short business meeting.
Learn the latest on Golden-cheeked Warblers.
The endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler is a prized sentinel of Texas natural history and an emblem of Hill Country heritage. Over its documented history, various tools and approaches have been used to determine its abundance, make management determinations, and assess the success of conservation practices. Since the species’ protection began, intensive management practices have helped increase the numbers of Golden-cheeked Warblers.
As the current habitat range continues to experience increased urbanization and land conversion, there is a continuing need for understanding the status of remaining populations. In 2011, Dr. Athrey published a genetic study documenting a steep genetic decline over the prior century, presumably resulting from the massive landscape change.
With the upcoming species assessment, the speaker and colleagues have undertaken a new study to revisit the genetic status of the species to determine how the populations are faring, and how this information can inform future management decisions. He will be presenting new insights into the genetics of the Golden-cheeked Warbler.
Cost: no charge
Register @: Join the August 24 Zoom Meeting @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88193855952?pwd=gXE2TsibfHX26in51j2ISzjO8beZgm.1
Meeting ID: 881 9385 5952
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Dr. Giri Athrey, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Bexar Audubon Society