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ESP Biography



LUCAS PAVAN, Stanford PhD student studying ecology




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Lucas Pavan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year PhD student at Stanford studying bird community responses to tropical mammal declines. I grew up on a cattle ranch on the slopes of the Canadian Rockies and since then, have worked around the world in places like the Peruvian Amazon, the South Island of New Zealand, and the lowland rainforest of Malaysian Borneo.



Past Classes

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B6632: Birds - Those Feathered Phenoms in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
How do birds meet the unique challenges of their everyday lives like finding food, attracting mates, coping with the changing seasons, and even just taking to the air in the first place? Why are they so hard to understand, and what tools can we use to learn more about their behaviour? We will use pictures and videos to discover some of the diverse and spectacular ways in which birds have evolved to survive on every continent. Although our exploration will take us around the globe, we will also include local Californian birds that you can find in your own neighbourhood.


B6347: Birds - Those Feathered Phenoms in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
How do birds meet the unique challenges of their everyday lives like finding food, attracting mates, coping with the changing seasons, and even just taking to the air in the first place? Why are they so hard to understand, and what tools can we use to learn more about their behaviour? We will use pictures and videos to discover some of the diverse and spectacular ways in which birds have evolved to survive on every continent. Although our exploration will take us around the globe, we will also include local Californian birds that you can find in your own neighborhood.


B6133: Birds - Those Feathered Phenoms in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
How do birds meet the unique challenges of their everyday lives like finding food, attracting mates, coping with the changing seasons, and even just taking to the air in the first place? Why are they so hard to understand, and what tools can we use to learn more about their behaviour? We will use pictures and videos to discover some of the diverse and spectacular ways in which birds have evolved to survive on every continent. Although our exploration will take us around the globe, we will also include local Californian birds that you can find in your own neighborhood. Following the lecture, there will be an optional birding walk around campus to find some of the species discussed in class. No equipment or prior experience will be necessary. Although, ff you have binoculars, feel free to bring them.