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April Membership Meeting: Avian Olfaction: The road less traveled
Tuesday 02 April 2019, 07:30pm
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Presenter: Gabrielle Nevitt
Location: Castro Valley Adult School 4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley CA 94546

Come learn more on the olfactory world of the procellariform seabirds by Gabrielle Nevitt, a professor of animal behavior at the University of California at Davis.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt is an internationally recognized scientist in the area of sensory ecology—the perceptual world of animals. Her research has been published in top scientific journals, including Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is known for her pioneering work on the olfactory ability of birds. She is fascinated by questions like how sub- Antarctic petrels and albatrosses forage over vast expanses of open ocean using their sense of smell, and she is frequently invited to speak at conferences and symposia worldwide. She has also been a contributing lecturer in the International Course on Sensory Ecology at Lund University in Sweden since 2008. She is currently a professor of animal behavior at the University of California at Davis. She lives on a rural property in Winters, California, that she shares with her husband, Marcel Losekoot, along with an extended family of emus, chickens, geese, peacocks, and various other avian friends. In 2014, there was a popular write-up about professor Gabrielle Nevitt in Audubon: 

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/january-february-2014/birds-can-smell-and-one-scientist 

Directions: Castro Valley Adult School: multipurpose room/gym http://www.cvadult.org/contact/map-and-directions

From San Francisco / Oakland: Take the I-880S toward Hayward. Merge onto I-238 S toward I-580 / Castro Valley/ Stockton. I-238 S becomes I-580 E. Take the Redwood Road exit. Turn LEFT onto Redwood Road, RIGHT on Seven Hills Rd. to the parking lot on the right.

From Tri -Valley Area: Take the I-580 West toward Oakland. Exit Castro Valley. Turn LEFT onto E Castro Valley Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto Redwood Road, RIGHT on Seven Hills Rd. to the parking lot on the right.

From South Bay: Take the I-880 N toward Oakland. Merge onto I-238 S toward I-580/Castro Valley/Stockton. Take the CA-238/Castro Valley Blvd. exit toward Hayward. I-238 S becomes I-580 E. Take the Redwood Road exit. Turn LEFT onto Redwood Road, RIGHT on Seven Hills Rd. to the parking lot on the right.

The multipurpose room is downstairs to the right.

 

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