Meeting Videos

From Boston to Pelican Island – Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and the Founding of the Audubon Society with Phoebe Hemenway Armstrong, great-granddaughter

Burrowing Owls of Southwest Florida with Brittany Piersma

Indian River County’s Conservation Lands with Wendy Swindell

Plants for Birds: The Caterpillar Connection with Deborah Green

The Language of Birds with Nathan Pieplow

Innocent Victims: Wildlife and Plastic with Terry Root, Ph.D.

Ospreys 2021 – The Revival of a Global Raptor with Alan Poole, Ph.D.

eBird & Other Birding Apps with Holly Ferreira

It’s Purple Martin Time! with Dr. Anna Forsman, Ph.D.

Butterflies & Birds in Your Yard with Diane Goldberg

Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay: A pink canary in a coal mine with Jerry Lorenz, Ph.D.

Climate Change: Changing Our Birds and Everything Else with Terry L. Root, Ph.D.

Fantastic Birds of Cuba with Arturo Kirkconnell, Sr.

Fantastic Birds of Cuba with Arturo Kirkconnell, Sr. presented at the November 16, 2020 Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting via Zoom.

What Do Alligators And Crocodiles Tell Us About The Health Of The Everglades with Dr. Laura Brandt

Biological Control of Invasive Plants with Dr. Carey Minteer

Dr. Carey Minteer presents Biological Control of Invasive Plants for the September 21, 2020 Pelican Island Audubon virtual general meeting.

RESOURCES: Biological Control Successes in Florida – UF | IFAS PDF

A Birder’s Guide to Bird Migration in Indian River County

Hosted by Juanita Baker, author of “Florida Birds Exposed”, this September 10, 2020 Zoom webinar features Julian Grudens and Will Johnson describing strategies for observing bird migration in Indian River County, Florida.

RESOURCES: Migration links

Changing Climate, Changing Fisheries with Dr. Ken Lindeman

Pelican Island Audubon’s September 16, 2019 meeting at the Vero Beach Community Center featured Ken Lindeman, Ph.D., discussing Changing Climate, Changing Fisheries: Florida and the Caribbean. Dr. Lindeman is a professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology, which is working to discover and apply multidisciplinary findings to advance sustainable coastal policies focusing on the management of coastal lands, fisheries, and habitats affected by human-induced disturbances including climate change. To sustain coastal economies and ecosystems, the work typically focuses on conservation planning for nearshore habitats, marine protected areas, and sea level rise adaptation. Dr. Lindeman’s talk focuses on the effects of a changing climate and fisheries in the Southeast U.S. and Greater Caribbean. The increasing local and regional ocean heating has diverse cascading effects that include: shifts of some fisheries to the north, increased potential for algal blooms, physiological stresses on fishes, mangroves, and seagrasses that can modify reproduction and other ecological processes, and the loss of coral habitats to bleaching events. Ocean acidification is also changing the larval development processes of fishes and the prey they depend on. Other challenges are also present, yet, we are in the early stages of understanding what these processes mean for the future.

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