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Science and Mathematics

Diversity in Ecology Seminar Series: Dr. Laura May-Collado

November 16, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EST

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Graduate students and faculty from the Syracuse University ecology labs have created a virtual seminar series focused on greater inclusion of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds in ecology and the environmental sciences. This seminar series, in addition to showcasing current research in the field, will also provide an opportunity for the student population to interact with scientists from diverse backgrounds.

All are invited to the third talk of the Syracuse University Diversity in Ecology Seminar Series by Dr. Laura May-Collado from the University of Vermont. Her seminar is titled: Free to Evolve: How Soundscapes Shape Whale Communication. For Zoom link, please contact Nichole Miller-

About the Speaker:

Dr. May-Collado is an integrative marine biologist with a research focus on sound as a tool to study marine communities and marine mammal evolution, behavioral ecology, and acoustic communication. Her research involves the use of phylogenies, field observations, autonomous underwater recording systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles to understand the evolutionary and ecological factors shaping marine communities and marine animal communicative signals. Her students work on projects including the application of soundscape tools to predict marine biodiversity, humpback whale, dolphin and fish sound emission, impact of underwater noise on marine mammal communication, dolphin population dynamics and social structure.

This event was published on November 11, 2020.

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