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December 2, 2020

12:00pm Zoom Webinar

Miguel Ordeñana
Community Science Manager and Wildlife Biologist at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

" Exploring the Secret Lives of L.A.'s Urban Mammals: A Community Effort "

Urban mammals are an elusive taxonomic group to study. Further, traditional study methods are not sufficient to comprehensively examine their distribution due to the amount of private property that exist in urban areas. I will be discussing my career studying urban mammals using technology such as camera traps, bat acoustic detectors, and apps in combination with community science to overcome some of these barriers. Technology and community science has not only allowed me with unprecedented access but it has also made my research more engaging and accessible.

Host: Hayden Speck