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Birds, Seed Dispersal, and Ecological Restoration in the Tropics

July 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

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A composite of three Brazilian birds. Photograph by

A presentation by Natalia Paes:

Economic Value of Avian Seed Dispersal in Critically Threatened Environments

Join Natalia this evening to hear more about the seed dispersal service provided by birds in the tropical forest and how birds can guide the ecological process and even economic investments in ecological restoration of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

A composite of three Brazilian birds. Photographs by Arthur Macarrão and used by permission.

Photographs by Arthur Macarrão and used by permission.

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Max: 12 people • Please wear a mask inside the museum

A Brazilian woman with long brown hair smiles at the camera. She can be seen from chest up and is wearing a dark jacket and binoculars over a turquoise shirt.
Natalia Paes

Natalia Paes is passionate about birds and has been studying them for 11 years in the São Paulo region of Brazil. Currently, she is a Ph.D student at the University of Campinas in Brazil and an International student at University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Environment. She has focused her studies on the economic and ecological aspects of seed dispersal provided by birds in areas under restoration process in one of the most threatened biomes in the world, the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Her professional experience includes the development of public policies for bird conservation.


July 10, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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