Radar Aeroecologist to Speak at SWOSU Biology Seminar

Dr. Jeffrey Kelly 

Dr. Jeffrey Kelly will present a seminar, “Radar Aeroecology”, as part of the SWOSU Biology Department Seminar Series on Wednesday, November 7, on the Weatherford campus.

The seminar will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Old Science Building on the SWOSU campus. Everyone is invited.

Radar Aeroecology uses high tech tools, including the NEXRAD system used to generate weather maps, to answer basic ecology questions about airborne animals.  Dr. Kelly and his colleagues at the Animal Migration Research Group at the University of Oklahoma are at the forefront of this emerging field. 

During the 50-minute seminar, Dr. Kelly will explain how advances in technology are transforming his efforts to better understand and conserve migrating birds.  He will also give students in the audience some insights into the process of applying to graduate school.

All Biology Seminars are free and open to the public.  Contact Dr. Lisa Castle at lisa.castle@swosu.edu for more information about the Fall 2012 Seminar Series.