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SERC Science Series: The importance of Maine’s coast for the future of migratory, boreal birds

Winter Harbor -

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — The migration of birds is a highly complex and not thoroughly understand phenomenon. Dr. Brian Olsen of the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine will present a lecture on bird migration in the Gulf of Maine. His current research is investigating what areas and habitats are important for migratory birds, how climate change might affect patterns of migration, and how to ensure migration continues despite change.

Dr. Olsen received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2007 and currently is an assistant professor at the University of Maine, as well a researcher for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Maine’s Biodiversity Research Institute.

All lectures will be held at the Moore Auditorium on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center, Acadia National Park, in Winter Harbor. They are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

All SERC events are sponsored by SERC Institute and Acadia National Park. SERC Institute is the nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Education and Research Center. The mission of SERC Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

For more information about any events, to learn more about SERC Institute, or to make a contribution to SERC Institute, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson, Director of Advancement at gail@sercinstitute.org or 288-1360.

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Contact Name: Gail Thompson

Telephone Number: (207)288-1310

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