October 6, 2011
John C. Wingfield, professor of neurobiology, physiology, and behavior at University of California Davis, will discuss global climate change and its impact on American birds at the next Wooster Forum event on Oct. 11.
WOOSTER, Ohio — John C. Wingfield, professor of neurobiology, physiology, and behavior at University of California Davis, will present “American Birds: Their Environment and Global Climate Change” at the third Wooster Forum event on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.).
Wingfield’s research centers on environmental control of reproduction and the related behavioral processes of migration, molting, and wintering in birds. He received his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Sheffield and his Ph.D. in zoology and comparative endocrinology at the University College of North Wales. He also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Wingfield’s research has drawn worldwide acclaim. He received the Benjamin Meaker Fellowship from the University of Bristol and the Charles H. Revson Fellowship in Biomedical Research from Rockefeller University. In addition, he was an American Ornithologist’s Union Fellow, and an American Behavior Society Fellow. Other honors include an Animal Behavior Society Exemplar Award, a Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, and a medal from the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior.
A member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Ornithologist’s Union, and the Association of Field Anthologists, Wingfield has also authored and co-authored a wide range of articles, which have appeared in such publications as the American Journal of Physiology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, and Behavioral Ecology.
The next Wooster Forum event will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, when Nell Irvin Painter, the Edwards Professor of American History Emeriti at Princeton University, will explore the origins of American identity. Additional information about the Wooster Forum is available online, by phone (330-263-2132), and via e-mail.
- Written by Libby Fackler ‘13
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