January Program, Sheldon Cooper: How Small Birds Survive Wisconsin's Winters

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm
  • Free Event

Jack Bartholmai

Sheldon Cooper has worked on projects involving songbirds, kestrels, and American marten. He is most interested in thermoregulation in songbirds. Most of his research deals with how small, nonmigratory songbirds can survive in winter in cold temperate regions. Winter birds undergo a possible suite of changes including physiological, morphological or physical, and behavioral adjustments that allow them to survive the short days and long nights of winter.