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October 23, 2023

Daniel Cadena to present virtual Division of Biology Seminar

Submitted by Division of Biology

Daniel Cadena, associate professor at the Universidad de los Andes, will present his research, "The Origin and Future of a Tropical Biodiversity Hotspot," as part of the Division of Biology Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, by Zoom.

The Northern Andes and surrounding areas in South America are global hotspots of biological diversity across various groups, including birds. This talk will describe Cadena's research on the ecology, evolution and conservation of Neotropical birds focused on two main questions: why is avian diversity so high in northern South America, and are we conserving the ecological and evolutionary processes that sustain such diversity? Cadena will highlight examples of old and new ideas on the origin of diversity and the role of historical collections and modern resurveys as windows to study and conserve diversity through time.

If you would like to visit with Cadena, please contact Alice Boyle at aboyle@k-state.edu