Birds & DNA: Biodiversity and Mountain Islands

Birds and DNA

Lobby Gallery
Free with museum admission

The forests of the Caucasus Mountains are being cut and their birds are at risk. These forest birds look similar to European birds, but are they really the same? If the Caucasus birds are unique species, what conservation efforts will be needed to protect them?

Bell Museum curator Bob Zink and Russian researcher Sergei Drovetski are using DNA to answer that important question. Follow their journey and discover the mysteries of hidden biodiversity halfway across the world!

Birds & DNA: A Conversation with Researcher Bob Zink (2013) was produced for use in the Bell Museum's exhibit Birds & DNA: Biodiversity and Mountain Islands.