Dr. Roarke Donnelly, professor of biology, has been elected to the Atlanta Audubon Society Board of Directors. Dr. Donnelly will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2018.
Dr. Donnelly is a master bird bander with special interests in ecology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, bird conservation, and STEM education. He regularly teaches 10 courses in biology and statistics, including ornithology at a wilderness field station in northern Minnesota, and maintains an active research program. Both the teaching and research have generated open-access teaching modules, manuscripts in several scientific journals, an edited book, and an audio guide to bird identification.
Atlanta Audubon Society is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Georgia’s birds and their habitats. The organization combines serious conservation, education, and advocacy with activities that build community and foster the joy of birding. Atlanta Audubon serves all 20 metro Atlanta counties and areas of North Georgia. With rigorous attention to sound science and long-term thinking, Atlanta Audubon strives to share its passion with others to connect people with nature and to inspire everyone to be stewards of birds and the environment.