IOU January 2022 Webinar
You are invited to our next IOU webinar via Zoom. When: Jan 26, 2022 05:00 PM Johannesburg
Topic: Visual control of avian flight(by Prof. Dr. Doug Altshuler)
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Doug Altshuler (Associate Head, Professor @Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia), Doug Altshuler first studied world religions with a special emphasis on Vedanta philosophy at UC Santa Cruz (BA, 1992). He spent his third year at the University of Delhi. A field course in Guatemala and Belize sparked a deep passion for organismal biology. Doug's MSc (1996) research from Purdue University examined interactions among plants, birds and insects on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. His PhD (2001) research at the University of Texas at Austin concerned the influence of flight biomechanics on hummingbird foraging ecology and community structure. Lab work in Texas was combined with fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes and the Colorado Rockies. Postdoctoral research (2002-2006) at Caltech focused on aerodynamics and muscle physiology of hummingbirds, zebra finches, and honeybees. Doug has held faculty positions at UC Riverside (2006-2011) and the University of British Columbia (2001-present). Current research concerns the biomechanics and visual control of complex flight behavior.
Photo: Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) in flight, Camargue wetlands, France. © Sascha Rösner | pixeldiversity