Birds of Paradise


Monday, January 28, 2013 | 7pm In the Albert
Approximate running time: 70 minutes, followed by Q&A

Edwin Scholes

About Ed Scholes

Ed Scholes, an evolutionary biologist affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History and Cornell University, has studied the birds of New Guinea for more than a decade using a variety of visualization tools and is the leading authority on their behavior and evolution. He is broadly interested in how behaviorally mediated processes, like sexual selection, influence large-scale patterns of evolution. Scholes is the Curator of Video at the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he combines his interest in animal behavior with his passion for natural history collections.