Highlights of the scientific program include plenary presentations by Drs. Ellen Ketterson (Indiana U.), Elizabeth Derryberry (Tulane), and Frank Moore (U of So. Mississippi). There will also be a special seminar by leading science writer David Quammen; author of Ebola, Spillover, and Song of the Dodo among others. Planned symposia include: (1) Advances in studies of birds in urbanized landscape; (2) Ecology and conservation of grassland birds; (3) Recent scientific applications of weather radar for advancing ornithology; (4) Severe weather impacts on birds: Past, present, and future; (5) North American Breeding Bird Survey: Management and analysis of stop-level data; (6) Avian conservation in Mexico.
Early registration deadline is 3 May 2015 for professionals and 20 May for students.
Abstract submission deadline is 3 May 2015. Abstracts must be submitted online: contact Michael Patten (firstname.lastname@example.org), scientific program chair, with any questions about the program or submission process.
The deadline for student and postdoc travel awards applications is 6 May 2015. Application materials must be submitted online through the Ornithology Exchange website (http://ornithologyex...015/awards.html). Contact Matt Carling (email@example.com) or Rolf Koford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the travel award application process. We anticipate making travel award decisions by 18 May 2015.
The deadline for student presentation award applications is 6 May 2015. Application materials must be submitted online through the Ornithology Exchange website (http://ornithologyex...015/awards.html). Contact Matt Carling (email@example.com) or Jill Deppe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the student presentation award application process.
Registration for the meeting is available at the registration page of the conference website (http://aoucos2015.ou.edu/). Early registration is $320 for regular registrants and $200 for students. Cost of attendance will be very low including low-cost housing and meals.
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