General Meeting — Online Presentation: The Importance of Street Trees to Urban Avifauna

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Wood 
California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. Wood will discuss the importance of our Southern California urban forests to both migratory and resident birds. He will specifically focus on street trees, including their distribution across greater LA, and patterns of bird feeding on specific trees. The purpose of this research is to help city planners in developing street-tree plans that also consider the needs of wildlife. 

Dr. Wood is an Assistant Professor of Ecology in the Biological Sciences Department at California State University Los Angeles where he teaches classes in Ornithology, Ecosystems of California, Ecology, and Data Analysis. His research focuses on terrestrial ecosystems and avian communities. He uses field and citizen science data, spatial analyses, and quantitative approaches to explore issues in avian ecology, urban ecosystems, and conservation. He is an affiliate research fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, as well as at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more information please visit:

If you’re interested in joining our Zoom meeting and enjoying Dr. Wood’s presentation, please contact us at and we’ll send you a link to the meeting. The link will not be active until a few minutes before the start of the meeting. See you there!