Friends of the Loxahatchee River Meeting Presentation by Dr. Angela Tringali
Join the River Center in welcoming Dr. Angela Tringali from the Archbold Biological Station for her presentation on Friday, September 1st . Her topic is entitled “Exploring animal personalities in the Florida Scrub-Jay.”
Anyone with a pet knows that animals have distinct personalities. We all know a consistently friendly dog, sassy cat, or maybe even a lazy lizard. Within a species, such as the Florida Scrub-Jay, we can observe a variety of personalities. Some scrub-jays are very bold, while others are timid, some explore far and wide, while others stay close to home. The Avian Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station is interested in describing this spectrum of personality as well as explaining why these differences in personality exist. In this presentation, Dr. Angela Tringali will describe how Florida Scrub-Jay personality is measured, share anecdotes about notable scrub-jays personalities, and discuss how the environmental variation that exists in the Florida scrub may be responsible for the variation we see in scrub-jay personality.
Prior to the lecture a light lunch will be served. Make sure to RSVP today for this exciting presentation!
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Dr. Angela Tringali is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Archbold Biological Station, where she studies behavior and conservation of the Florida Scrub-Jay. Before working at Archbold, she worked as the Florida Scrub-Jay Conservation Coordinator for Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She received her PhD from the Universal of Central Florida and her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.