The Powers lab attended the North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC) in Washington, DC August 16-21.  While no current research students attended the conference, oral presentations were given by Dr. Powers, Anusha Shankar, and former Powers Lab student Rosey Elting.  Dr. Powers presented a paper on heat dissipation during hovering in hummingbirds.  Anusha Shankar, a Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University who has been working with the Powers Lab, presented a paper on hummingbird use of torpor at high nighttime temperatures.  Her presentation included data collected as part of Lab’s NASA grant.  Rosey Elting, a recent GFU graduate, presented her work on maximal feeding rates in hummingbirds.  This work was done while a research student in the Powers Lab.

 

 

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