BCR 200: John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Today’s show is one of BirdCallsRadio’s featured series called “For The Record, Legacy Interviews™” with this series 10th guest Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Executive Director of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell University, and Professor for The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. John still wears three hats, one as a leader of a prestigious institution, two as an educator and three as an active ornithologist.

Show Notes:

  • What early influences shaped your interest in birds and the natural world?
  • Tell us about your work with Tyrant Flycatchers and other Neotropical avifauna in Central and South America.
  • Intern at the Archbold Biological Station, Studied the Florida Scrub Jay with Glen Wolfenden.
  • A stint as the curator for the Field Museum of Natural History.
  • Since 1995 you have been the Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Since you have been leading the lab, what has been the most significant milestones.
  • The role of Professor, Educator in ornithology and conservation biology at Cornell fit into the scheme?

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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