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A study of drongo behavior


Laura Mahrt, associate professor of biology, shares her study of the drongo – a songbird found in Africa, southern Asia and Australia – for the colloquium at EOU this week.

Biology professor shares study of drongo behavior

News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585

LA GRANDE, Ore. February 20, 2017 – Laura Mahrt, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, is the guest for the next colloquium at Eastern Oregon University, Thursday, Feb. 23.

Her presentation on the “Behaviors of Drongos in Mixed Foraging Flocks in Southern India” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Light refreshments will be provided and the event will be streamed at livestream.com/eou/colloquium.

Mahrt is a herpetologist with specialization in local amphibians. Her student research projects include mixed foraging flock behavior of birds, and population ecology and population genetics of the threatened Columbia spotted frog. When not studying snakes, turtles, frogs and birds, she teaches introductory biology, human anatomy and physiology, ecology and ornithology at EOU. 

A list of related resources on presentation topics is provided by Pierce Library and available at library.eou.edu/colloquium. EOU’s colloquium series is free and open to the public. For more information call 541-962-3316.