Presentation by Joseph Platt, PhD
Join us as we learn about the raptors of Southern Utah from raptor expert, Joseph Platt, PhD (Cornell University). We will also hear from Robyn MacDuff of the Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS), an organization that relies on volunteers to monitor raptor nests.
Joe Platt is an ecologist based in St. George, UT. He has spent more than thirty years in environmental work in Arctic Canada, Arabia, East Africa and throughout the US. He has extensively studied nesting behavior of protected species and been an active bander of raptors and numerous shorebird and passerine species. Along with over a dozen published peer reviewed scientific articles and three book chapters, he has presented scientific papers in 13 countries.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Peregrine Fund and the World Center for Birds of Prey. He also served on the editing board of the Journal for the Raptor Research Foundation and a member of the California Burrowing Owl Consortium.
Joe is a graduate of Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.