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Alfred University Environmental Studies Series speaker assesses environmental impact on birds

Kathi Borgmann, a science writer at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, will discuss “How Changes in the Environment Can Affect Nesting Success of Songbirds” during Friday’s Environmental Studies Speakers Series at Alfred University.

The weekly lecture series is held at 12:20 p.m. each Friday in Roon Lecture Hall, Science Center, Alfred University campus. The lectures are open to the public, free of charge.

As an undergraduate, Borgmann began studying botany and cultural anthropology, until she took an ornithology class and “fell in love with birds.”   She earned her bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master’s in wildlife biology from Ohio State University, as well as a Ph.D. in wildlife biology from the University of Arizona.