Mexico recognizes work by KU ornithologists

Saturday, April 15, 2017

book by KU authorsThe 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.

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