Queens County Bird Club Inc.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert; like short trips or birding all day you will feel at home

The Queens County Bird Club Inc. is a "Full Service" organization of naturalists.
a 501C3 tax-exempt charitable organization

                   Prof. Douglas Futuyma

Our Next Meeting:

Evolution for Birders: A Guide for the  Perplexed

Birders frequently face questions that fall within the province of evolutionary science. What are species? Are they real or arbitrary? How confident can we be about which species belong in which families? Why do some species have ‘phases’ or ‘morphs’?  What accounts for odd geographic distributions of some families?  Professor Futuyma will talk about some of these and other issues, and will open the floor to discuss any questions about the evolution and ecology of birds that audience members may wish to raise.

Douglas Futuyma is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and the author of two standard college textbooks, ‘Evolutionary Biology’ and ‘Evolution,’ as well as a popular classic, ‘Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution.’ He has received numerous awards for his teaching and for his research, including in 2012 the Joseph Leidy Award for Research Achievement given by the Academy of Natural Sciences. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow, has served as president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.