Monthly Program – December 2023
December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DECEMBER MONTHLY PROGRAM
3D Birds Project
Presented by Russell Campbell
The oBird project is an effort by the Moore Lab of Zoology to digitize bird specimens and the morphological data they possess. Using a technique called photogrammetry, hundreds of photos of a specimen are combined to create a 3D digital model. These models improve public access to museum specimens and can be used by scientists for research purposes anywhere in the world. Currently there are two main objectives, to model a wide array of genera across all bird life and to model a selection of bird species in ultraviolet (UV) light to study the occurrence of UV reflectance in birds.
Russell Campbell is a recent graduate of Oregon State University and current research technician at the Moore Lab of Zoology in Occidental College. He’s passionate about wildlife in all forms and loves to share his interests with burgeoning biologists who want a career in the coolest field in the world!
Masks will be required, and the in person group will be limited to a maximum of thirty to allow for social distancing purposes, so please RSVP to the Programs Coordinator to reserve a seat.
To attend this meeting, use this link (https://zoom.us/j/6155249106) at the meeting time.