Louisiana State University

LSU Science Café: Origin of Bird Species

Join us for a hybrid live and online LSU Science Café with a faculty researcher.

About this event

Join Dr. Robb Brumfield, the curator of genetic resources at the LSU Museum of Natural Science, as he shares the story of how bird species originated and evolved. He has studied the diversification of birds in Central and South America throughout his career. He is currently the Roy Paul Daniels Professor in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences and the associate dean of research and administration for the LSU College of Science.

About the Speaker

Robb Brumfield earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Maryland. As a graduate fellow at the Smithsonian Institution he studied the outcome of hybridization between two species of manakins in Panama. After completing his thesis research, Dr. Brumfield shifted his focus to Bolivia, where he studied hybridizing antbirds. In 2003, Dr. Brumfield joined the curators and faculty in the LSU Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, where he is focused on reconstructing the bird tree of life and understanding the evolutionary processes that resulted in the 10,000 species within the tree.


LSU Science Café is presented in partnership with WRKF.

Image Credit: LSU

Registration & Attendance Information

The event is open to the public and advance registration through Eventbrite is required.

If you are attending in-person, please print your registration ticket or have it available on your electronic device upon arrival. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Event begins at 6:00 PM. The address will be listed on your order confirmation email.

If you are attending virtually, access to the live event will be available through the Eventbrite online event page. Your registration confirmation email will provide a button that links to the online event page, followed by reminder emails prior to the event. Please check your "clutter" or "junk" box if you do not receive your email reminders.

The live event will be closed captioned, and a recording of the webinar will be made available on the LSU Research YouTube channel shortly after the event.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff







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