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Thursday, April 13
Professor Al Uy
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

On the Origin of Species on Islands: Exploring the Ecology and Genetics of Biodiversity in Birds of the Solomon Islands.

Al Uy was born and raised in the Philippines, moving to the US in his early teens. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his doctorate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Before joining the University of Rochester in 2020, Al held faculty positions at San Francisco State University, Syracuse University and the University of Miami. For over 25 years, Al and his team have explored the ecology and evolution of biological diversity, working in Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, as well as Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica. His work is featured in “Islands of Creation”, a documentary produced by the Smithsonian Channel and now available to stream through Paramount+.

Link to “Islands of Creation”

Link to Al’s professional website

Look for the Zoom link in your email a few days prior to the meeting. The Zoom Room will open at 6:45 PM.  Don’t wait until the last minute to sign on, you might be left out!

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