Webinar on the Criteria for Determining a Subspecies

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:30 am Eastern Time

The webinar is an information-gathering meeting for the committee in which the speakers are invited to provide input to the committee.

Watch the video recording below:


Criteria to make evidence-based distinctions between species and one or more associated subspecies
Susan M. Haig, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey View Bio

Dr. Susan Haig is Scientist Emeritus (ST) at the U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Courtesy Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Haig’s research focuses on avian behavioral ecology, conservation genetics, and endangered species policies. She studies factors and processes that influence persistence and declines of threatened and endangered birds, including the Piping Plover, Spotted Owl, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and California Condor. She served as President of the American Ornithologists’ Union and lead international recovery efforts for the Piping Plover for many years. She is the recent recipient of the U.S. Department of Interior Superior Service Award, the highest recognition a DOI employee can receive and was awarded the Miller Medal for lifetime achievements in the field of ornithology from the Cooper Ornithological Society. Dr. Haig received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Dakota.