The second presentation in the Black Hills State University Community Lunch and Lecture Series will be Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Garth Spellman, assistant professor of science at BHSU, will present “Sex and Feathers in the Black Hills,” which depicts his research on the relationships between different bird species of the Black Hills and their biogeographic histories. Spellman, along with colleagues from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Harvard University, were awarded a collaborative grant in 2009 from the National Science Foundation to support this research. The Black Hills are an unusual island of mountains isolated from the rest of the Rocky Mountains by a sea of plains habitat which have a mixture of western, eastern and uniquely Black Hills species that are not understood.
The event will be held in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Legacy Room 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 fee which covers the cost of lunch. Reservations are requested, but not required. For more information and to make a reservation, please call Shelby Cihak at (605) 642-6420.