Mexico recognizes work by KU ornithologists
The Mexican National Institute for Anthropology and History (NIAH) has awarded the Antonio Garcia Cubas 2016 prize in the “scientific works” category to a book authored by three KU affiliated ornithologists. KU Ornithology Research Associate Adolfo Navarro, Professor Town Peterson, as well as former KU Ornithology postdoc Luis Sanchez-Gonzalez, contributed significant portions of Volume 13 (Ornithology) of the series of books entitled La Real Expedición Botánica a Nueva España [The Royal Botanical Expedition to New Spain]. Their work on the ornithology of the Mociño expeditions in the late 1700s has spanned more than 15 years, documenting a significant early documentation of Mexican avifaunas. When the work was written (but not published), more than half of the species treated in the summary were not yet described scientifically.