FORA.tv Speaker - Ed Scholes
For more than a decade, Ed has been using digital video to study behavior and evolution of Birds of
Paradise in New Guinea. He is broadly interested in how behaviorally
mediated process, like sexual selection, influence large scale (i.e.
macroevolutionary) patterns of phenotypic evolution. His research
combines primary descriptive studies with phylogenetic ethology and
analyses of the structure and organization the extraordinary courtship
phenotypes for which the birds of paradise are renown. In his "day job"
Ed, is the Curator of Video in the Macaulay Library
at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he gets to combine his interest
in animal behavior with his passion for natural history collections.
11.01.12 | 00:28:05 min
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