Speaker - Ed Scholes

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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.

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Tim Laman & Ed Scholes: Birds of Paradise

11.01.12 | 00:28:05 min | 0 comments