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By the end of this century, 25 percent of all bird species may be extinct. Thats 2,500 unique species, aan ekerciolu, assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Biology, warns. Many pressures that will ultimately affect other animals, and even people, are happening to birds first. They are, quite literally, the canaries in the coal mine.

ekerciolu not only documents the trend, but also works to reverse it by integrating his work as a highly cited scientist, director of an award-winning grassroots conservation organization, and accomplished wildlife photographer.

ekerciolu (whose first name means hawk) meticulously gathers data from fieldwork and scientific literature, then combines it with global warming and habitat loss scenarios to estimate bird extinctions. His binoculars get a workout. Hes seen 55 percent of the planets birds in 70 countries and on every continent. The mountains of data he collects on bird ecology, conservation status, biogeography, and migration are consolidated into a unique global bird database. This comprehensive tool, documenting more than 10,000 species, gives ornithologists a birds-eye view of where and how populations are changing around the globe. With a database like this, you can look up anything you want in a second. The tool, combined with his field experience, provides special insights into birds lives.

ekerciolu charts and analyzes the causes and consequences of vanishing bird populations via projects in biodiversity hot spots such as Costa Rica, Turkey, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Tanzania.

He notes that while most of the worlds species live in the tropics their risk is underestimated because only a sliver of data from those regions exists. In response, his studies increasingly follow the flight and plight of tropical mountain birds. As global climate warms, these birds are pushed higher and higher up the mountain in search of the cool, humid conditions they need to survive. I call it the escalator to extinction. Climate change squeezes them into narrower and narrower ranges. Whats more, the relationship between bird extinctions and warming is not linear. Once you cross the 2C threshold, extinctions soar.

He monitors birds in Costa Ricas forest fragments and agricultural areas to document the effects of habitat loss and land use. In one of the longest tropical bird banding and radio-tracking projects ever, more than 50,000 birds (over 250 different species) have been captured and banded at stations he has established. His study shows some populations shrinking fast, especially insectivorous birds. These very specialized birds feed only in the forest understory, he explains. Theyre so adapted, and feel so safe, they wont leave. Even though much better, less fragmented forest may lie only a hundred yards away, they wont cross human-dominated farmland to reach it. Protected areas alone arent enough. We must work with local people to improve the biodiversity capacity of agricultural land and increase connectivity of protected areas.

When birds are lost, so are health, food, money, and ecosystem services. On Jamaican coffee plantations, the insect-control contribution of birds was calculated at $310 per hectare. When Dutch apple trees were surrounded by nets allowing insects, but not birds, to permeate, crop yield dropped 60 percent. Rainforest species feed on an astonishing array of different plants, excreting and dispersing seeds across wide swaths of land, preserving forest growth and speeding regeneration as they go. (In fact, the sheer act of traveling through a birds gut may make seeds less likely to develop pathogens.)

Nowhere are the human consequences of bird loss more dramatic than in India. When vulture populations crashed by 95 percent and left land strewn with rotting carcasses, feral dog and rat populations skyrocketed. In subsequent years, more than 30,000 people died of rabies, a bubonic plague outbreak occurred, quarantines and evacuations ensued, and media attention led to embargos costing India more than $2 billion. A 2008 study calculated that vulture loss cost India approximately 48,000 lives and more than 35 billion dollars. Vultures are now vanishing across Africa as well, denying lions and other animals the crucial ability to follow circling birds to carcasses.

ekerciolus rare ability to combine world-class science with local conservation efforts gives communities new reasons to protect threatened bird habitats. I dont see conservation as people versus nature, I see it as a collaboration. In Ethiopia, his data will help farmers who produce shade-grown coffee gain special certification and more money for their bird and biodiversity-friendly product. In his home country of Turkey, he organized village-based bio-cultural tourism that brings bird-loving visitors flocking to a lake where more than half the countrys winged species can be spotted. We donate our time, so all profits go straight to the village, he explains. Its become a crucial source of local pride, income, and incentive for protecting the lake. He integrates his passion for photography into academic articles, lectures, books, and educational outreach. Facts and figures are often not enough, he observes. People need to feel the personal, emotional connection photography can provide.

The whole time I was growing up, I loved collecting animals and wouldnt stop bringing home insects, hedgehogs, and lizards. My mother thought I was absolutely nuts and took me to a child psychiatrist, he recalls. The worlds birds are doubtless quite happy his obsession was never cured.

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Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu Biography

By the end of this century, 25 percent of all bird species may be extinct. Thats 2,500 unique species, aan ekerciolu, assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Biology, warns. Many pressures that will ultimately affect other animals, and even people, are happening to birds first. They are, quite literally, the canaries in the coal mine.

ekerciolu not only documents the trend, but also works to reverse it by integrating his work as a highly cited scientist, director of an award-winning grassroots conservation organization, and accomplished wildlife photographer.

ekerciolu (whose first name means hawk) meticulously gathers data from fieldwork and scientific literature, then combines it with global warming and habitat loss scenarios to estimate bird extinctions. His binoculars get a workout. Hes seen 55 percent of the planets birds in 70 countries and on every continent. The mountains of data he collects on bird ecology, conservation status, biogeography, and migration are consolidated into a unique global bird database. This comprehensive tool, documenting more than 10,000 species, gives ornithologists a birds-eye view of where and how populations are changing around the globe. With a database like this, you can look up anything you want in a second. The tool, combined with his field experience, provides special insights into birds lives.

ekerciolu charts and analyzes the causes and consequences of vanishing bird populations via projects in biodiversity hot spots such as Costa Rica, Turkey, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Tanzania.

He notes that while most of the worlds species live in the tropics their risk is underestimated because only a sliver of data from those regions exists. In response, his studies increasingly follow the flight and plight of tropical mountain birds. As global climate warms, these birds are pushed higher and higher up the mountain in search of the cool, humid conditions they need to survive. I call it the escalator to extinction. Climate change squeezes them into narrower and narrower ranges. Whats more, the relationship between bird extinctions and warming is not linear. Once you cross the 2C threshold, extinctions soar.

He monitors birds in Costa Ricas forest fragments and agricultural areas to document the effects of habitat loss and land use. In one of the longest tropical bird banding and radio-tracking projects ever, more than 50,000 birds (over 250 different species) have been captured and banded at stations he has established. His study shows some populations shrinking fast, especially insectivorous birds. These very specialized birds feed only in the forest understory, he explains. Theyre so adapted, and feel so safe, they wont leave. Even though much better, less fragmented forest may lie only a hundred yards away, they wont cross human-dominated farmland to reach it. Protected areas alone arent enough. We must work with local people to improve the biodiversity capacity of agricultural land and increase connectivity of protected areas.

When birds are lost, so are health, food, money, and ecosystem services. On Jamaican coffee plantations, the insect-control contribution of birds was calculated at $310 per hectare. When Dutch apple trees were surrounded by nets allowing insects, but not birds, to permeate, crop yield dropped 60 percent. Rainforest species feed on an astonishing array of different plants, excreting and dispersing seeds across wide swaths of land, preserving forest growth and speeding regeneration as they go. (In fact, the sheer act of traveling through a birds gut may make seeds less likely to develop pathogens.)

Nowhere are the human consequences of bird loss more dramatic than in India. When vulture populations crashed by 95 percent and left land strewn with rotting carcasses, feral dog and rat populations skyrocketed. In subsequent years, more than 30,000 people died of rabies, a bubonic plague outbreak occurred, quarantines and evacuations ensued, and media attention led to embargos costing India more than $2 billion. A 2008 study calculated that vulture loss cost India approximately 48,000 lives and more than 35 billion dollars. Vultures are now vanishing across Africa as well, denying lions and other animals the crucial ability to follow circling birds to carcasses.

ekerciolus rare ability to combine world-class science with local conservation efforts gives communities new reasons to protect threatened bird habitats. I dont see conservation as people versus nature, I see it as a collaboration. In Ethiopia, his data will help farmers who produce shade-grown coffee gain special certification and more money for their bird and biodiversity-friendly product. In his home country of Turkey, he organized village-based bio-cultural tourism that brings bird-loving visitors flocking to a lake where more than half the countrys winged species can be spotted. We donate our time, so all profits go straight to the village, he explains. Its become a crucial source of local pride, income, and incentive for protecting the lake. He integrates his passion for photography into academic articles, lectures, books, and educational outreach. Facts and figures are often not enough, he observes. People need to feel the personal, emotional connection photography can provide.

The whole time I was growing up, I loved collecting animals and wouldnt stop bringing home insects, hedgehogs, and lizards. My mother thought I was absolutely nuts and took me to a child psychiatrist, he recalls. The worlds birds are doubtless quite happy his obsession was never cured.

Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu Videos

  • Professor Cagan Sekercioglu interviewed on the Mountain

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  • How much does it cost to book Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu?

    Booking fees for Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu?

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  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

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Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu for your event is available upon request. Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu generally travels from UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Guttenfelder, David Doubilet, Brian Skerry, Dr. Hendrik Poinar and Michael Archer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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