This year we find ourselves in a unique situation. A situation in which science-deniers now make the rules and are rolling back environmental protections, cutting budgets for research and the preservation of natural history and cultural resources. Many people have Marched for Science and now, more than ever, it's important to promote opportunities to communicate science with the general public and to show support for researchers alike.
2017 will mark the fifth consecutive year for the Ohio avian Research conference, which brings together professional academics, citizen scientists, museum workers, agency and non-profit biologists, students and birders from all over Ohio to share the latest information with one another about their research work both locally and globally.
This year's conference will be held on Saturday, October 14th once again at Denison University in Granville.
Dr. Steven Beissinger, President of the American Ornithological Society (formerly AOU) will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Beissinger earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Miami University of Ohio.
Dr. Beissinger has been recognized as a Fellow of the London Zoological Society and the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU), where he chaired the Conservation Committee and was elected as a councilor. In 2010 he received the William Brewster Award from the AOU for publication of the most meritorious body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere over the past decades. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology, National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Restoration of the Everglades, Board of Directors of the National Audubon Society, Marbled Murrelet Recovery Team, U.S. National Committee to the International Union of Biological Sciences, and U.S. National Committee of Diversitas. He has served on the editoriall boards of Conservation Biology,Ecology and Ecology Letters. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/n3fhju4
Meeting Website: http://tuckercasey.w...-birds/oarc2017
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