January 2020 Chapter Meeting: TUESDAY, January 28 at 7:00 pm
Program Title: Uncovering the hidden world of a secretive seabird
Description: The Marbled Murrelet is a threatened seabird that nests in Oregon forest, up to 50 miles inland. This seabird species has long challenged both scientists and land managers alike with its unique life history and secretive nature. With little known information about murrelet nesting in Oregon, public and private forest managers struggle with how to address the conservation of this species. Since 2017, Oregon State University scientists have been tracking this elusive species on it’s long journey from the ocean to the coastal forests, collecting data that will help to inform future policy on land management. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 to hear about what we have learned over the past three years. Come prepared for some surprises as this incredible bird has kept even long-time researchers on their toes.
Bio: Jennifer Bailey Guerrero is a native Oregonian, who grew up exploring all that Oregon’s wild has to offer. From the coast to the mountains to the plains, Jennifer set out at a young age to spend as much time outdoors as possible, a passion that gradually evolved into a career in science.
Jennifer received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Earth Science from Northern Colorado University in 2008 and a Master’s of Science in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island – Graduate School of Oceanography in 2012.