Susan Roney Drennan: Albatrosses and their Interactions with Long-line Fisheries.
Thursday March 14, 7 p.m.
Susan will introduce the beauty and grace of albatrosses that inhabit the Southern Ocean, the practice of long-line fishing, how it affects albatrosses, and some possible solutions to minimize these effects. Susan has enjoyed a lively career. Before retiring to Middlebury, she worked for National Audubon for many years as Editor-in-Chief of its ornithological publication, American Birds, and as Vice President for Ornithology. She is recipient of the Bushnell Distinguished Birder Award and the prestigious Arthur A. Allen Medal, awarded to individuals who have dramatically advanced ornithological knowledge through their writings, publications, teaching, and inspiration. She is the author of numerous papers, scientific/popular articles and books, including Where to Find Birds in New York State: The Top 500 Sites, The Birders Field Notebook, and The North American Birder’s Library Lifelist.