Edwin Scholes III

Edwin Scholes III – Courtship, evolution, and natural history of New Guinea’s Birds of Paradise

Field problem presented: David Larson – Training naturalist guides

Ed Scholes III has been researching birds of paradise in New Guinea since 1999 when he made his first trip to Papua New Guinea, and he has returned for fieldwork each year since. Ed’s research interests are primarily on the evolution of the spectacular morphological and behavioral diversity for which the family is renown.

Ed first came to Cornell in 2003 as a Lecturer for the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (E & EB) and is now a Visiting Fellow in E&EB and the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates and Curator of the Biodiversity Video Collection, Macaulay Library, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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