Anusha Shankar | Studying Hummingbirds
Feb 22, 2021 11:00 - Feb 10, 2021 11:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/anusha-shankar-biologist/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Take a dive into the highly energetic world of the hummingbird! If you were to use energy like a hummingbird, you'd need a fridge full of hamburgers to survive each day! Anusha is a National Geographic Explorer and Young Leader, a Lewis and Clark Field Scholar and and a recent PhD graduate from the Graham lab at Stony Brook University, New York. She has studied how animals manage their energetic needs and studied how hummingbirds budget their energy across a number of field sites in Arizona and Ecuador, especially fascinated by hummingbirds’ strategy of entering a torpid state (shutting down their bodies and lowering their heart rate) at night to save energy. Anusha is currently a Rose Postdoctoral Fellow, studying hummingbirds, with Dr. Irby Lovette and Dr. Maren Vitousek at the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.