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Tree and Shrub Associations by Foraging Birds in Southern California Black Walnut Woodlands

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Annas Hummingbirds. Credit Bob Gunderson.

Presented by Natasha Khanna-Dang.

Inspired by local community efforts in Northeast Los Angeles to use tree protection ordinances as a means of halting development projects, I will share about my research which was inspired and informed by local efforts to conserve habitat and address gentrification in Northeast Los Angeles. I conducted a bird foraging study to quantify the ecological significance of key tree and shrub species in Southern California black walnut woodland habitat. I studied plant community composition, and the role plants play within food webs for avifauna. Ongoing housing development trends in Los Angeles County continues to impact black walnut woodland while also fueling gentrification. My research will contribute to understanding what value these woodlands provide to the larger ecosystem, how to improve biodiversity conservation in fragmented urban green spaces and discuss how conservation science can better inform local stewardship efforts.

Zoom link to be provided on website and email blast

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
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Website:
https://chapters.cnps.org/lasmm/

Organizer

Snowdy Dodson
Phone
818-782-9346
Email
snowdy.dodson@csun.edu

Other

Chapter
Los Angeles-Santa Monica Mountains

Venue

Online