South American Bird of Prey: Lecture by Matias Juhant
The Association of Natural Sciences Students is organizing an event entitled “South American Birds of Prey – Their Ecology and Glimpses of the Wild”. The lecture will be held by Matias Juhant, ASEF Junior Fellow 2023, in Maribor, Slovenia. He will present various species of South American birds and their habitats. Furthermore, during the event he will also share several stories of his adventures in the field that happened to him during 20 years of studying birds in all corners of the South American continent.
South American Birds of Prey – Their Ecology and Glimpses of the Wild
The event will take place on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. in lecture hall 0.103 at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics of the University of Maribor.
Matias Juhant is an Argentinian Slovene and a former student of biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Maribor. He is currently a doctoral student of biology at the University of Tucumán, Argentina. He is researching the workings of nature and the interaction of different elements of ecosystems to keep the system in balance. In his research, he uses birds of prey – vultures, eagles and falcons – as model species.
As part of his research visit under the Visit Slovenia ASEF Fellowship he will be working with Dr. Davorin Tome at the National Institute of Biology. He will have the opportunity to conduct research on how anthropogenic activities affect the physical conditions of birds of prey which will be part of a chapter of his doctoral thesis.