Robots, Telemetry, and the Sex Lives of Wild Birds [video]

October 20, 2018
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How can we study the conversations non-human male and female animals have about mating? One way to do it is to participate, controlling one side of the conversation with a robot. Gail Patricelli  from the Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, will talk about using robotic females and other technology to study courtship behaviors in the Greater Sage-Grouse, and how such research informs conservation of this iconic North American bird and its habitat.

This is the second talk in the Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship series, established in honor of the late Paul Mundinger, who received his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Cornell. The talk took place on October 15, 2018 in Cornell University’s Call Warren Hall.

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