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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, in Reports 20 August 2014 · 4,083 views

OE site usage update, Aug 2014 Continuing our August updates series for 2014, this blog entry summarizes recent patterns and trends in site usage. This data is useful to us at the Ornithology Exchange because it helps us understand how people arrive at the site and what they do once they get here. This data is also useful to our partner organizations because it helps them understand th...

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ALPINE ZONATION AND RELICT COMMUNITIES

  Posted by rcraig in Bird Conservation Research, Inc. Blog, 30 November 2016 · 31 views

Forest gives way to alpine tundra at the highest elevations of the Rocky Mountains.The next video in the Living Worldlecture series of Arts and Academic Publishing (the publishing partner of Bird Conservation Research, Inc.) extends its discussion of terrestrial biomes by considering the effects of altitude on the occurrence of biomes. Alp...

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The Case of the Mistaken Manakin

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Ornithology @ BHL, 13 October 2016 · 186 views

Since the end of the twentieth century, the genus name Dixiphia has been associated with the white-crowned manakin. A recent investigation, made possible in part thanks to BHL, demonstrated that Dixiphia did not refer to a manakin at all, but was in fact a junior synonym of the white-headed marsh tyrant (genus Arundinicola).



The whi...

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New VertNet taxon-based snapshots are now available!

  Posted by Carla Cicero in VertNet Blog, 11 October 2016 · 185 views

We’ve got snapshots from 2015 and 2016, plus a new 2016 archive of Traits data available via CyVerse (formerly iPlant).  Moving forward, we’ll be using CyVerse for our DOI/ARK assignments and permanent archiving in the CyVerse Data Commons.CyVerse met all of our needs in terms of access and ease of use and more.  We know, too, that VertNet users...

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Major El Nino Perfect opportunity for Global Change Research

  Posted by Smithsonian Science in Smithsonian Science, 29 October 2015 · 921 views

STRI’s director of physical monitoring, Steve Paton, checks the metrological tower at Punta Culebra, Panama. (Photo by Sean Mattson).This year’s El Niño event is one of the strongest on record and is still ramping up. Large parts of the tropics are turning into a superheated lab, presenting rare research opportunities for Smithsonian scientists...

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Ferruginous Duck

Posted by Jafar Gholami in Jafar Gholami's Blog, 14 April 2015 · 1,589 views

Ferruginous Duck Ferruginous Duck is one of the world's endangered species. The population of this species in the Zeribar wetland flows well.
And the convenience of the successful breeding Zeribar wetland.

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Flump – Darwin’s manuscripts, Peer Review, Post-doc opportunity and more

  Posted by BioDiverse Perspectives in BioDiverse Perspectives, 28 November 2014 · 1,358 views

It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and other stuff) that we found interesting but didn’t have the time to write an entire post about. If you think there’s something we missed, or have something to say, please share in the comments section!This week we celebrated the155th ann...

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Poster on morphometric variation of Fork-tailed Flycatchers

  Posted by Alex Jahn in TyrannusNet, 09 October 2014 · 1,151 views

At the recent American Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting in Colorado, Ivan Celso Carvalho (a student at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro, Brazil), presented a poster on the morphometric variation of wings of Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana): AOU poster





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OE Membership Update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord in OE Site News, 04 August 2014 · 14,030 views

OE Membership Update, Aug 2014 May through July is typically our slowest time of year on the Ornithology Exchange. Many researchers and practitioners in the northern hemisphere are in the field, and many academics are not in their offices as much. As the fall season starts to pick up, along with traffic on the Ornithology Exchange, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you som...

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Leo Smith and Matt Davis join Ichthyology

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology News, 23 September 2013 · 1,220 views

Leo Smith has joined KU as an assistant curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Institute and as assistant professor of systematics and evolution at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He comes to KU from the Field Museum in Chicago. Smith's research focuses on the evolutionary biology of fishes. He is interested in the large-scale phen...

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What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua

  Posted by Peter Marra in Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 12 May 2013 · 1,696 views

What Bird Friendly Looks Like in Nicaragua A guest post for Earth Day from Scott Weidensaul, one of our "Voices for the Birds"
(http://www.scottweidensaul.com )

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Survey about Animal Behavior Teaching Resources

  Posted by Colleen McLinn in Online Research in Biology Blog, 09 October 2012 · 1,231 views

The Animal Behavior Society Education Committee is working on early plans for a digital archive of teaching resources (both K-12 and college). To help in their planning, they would like to hear about ideas or resources that already exist. If you have a teaching...

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Investigating little ornithological questions can lead to bigger things

  Posted by jbates in Field Museum Blog, 06 February 2012 · 1,123 views

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Answering questions about birds is a gratifying part of my job as a curator.  Answering my own questions maybe even better. But there are big questions like how did bird species diversity evolve? And there are small questions like is a single...

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Venezuela 2012, part 1

  Posted by Town in KU Ornithology Blog, 27 January 2012 · 79,536 views

Greetings from San Carlos del Zulia, Venezuela. I'm a bit over a week into my first expedition of the year--this one to continue our aquatic insect survey efforts in Venezuela. We've spent he last 8 days driving around the country and splashing around in various rivers and lagoons. It is hard for me to believe, but this is my 10th trip to Venezuela...

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Photos of a Glow-throated Hummingbird Specimen

  Posted by Chris Merkord in Neo-Ornithology, 05 January 2011 · 348,081 views

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George Angehr sent me photos of a a specimen of Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) from the American...



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