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Carla Cicero

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    AOU NA Checklist Committee
  1. The AOS Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has posted a new set of proposals (2018-C) on its website: http://checklist.aou..._proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou...guidelines.html
  2. The AOS Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has posted a new set of proposals (2018-B) on its website: http://checklist.aou..._proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou...guidelines.html
  3. The AOS Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has just posted a new set of proposals (2018-A) on its website: http://checklist.aou..._proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou...guidelines.html
  4. Please join us next Tuesday for a webinar on Basic & Advanced Searching in Arctos! Mariel Campbell and John Dunnum (Collection Managers, Museum of Southwestern Biology at UNM), along with Kyndall Hildebrandt (Collection Manager, Museum of the North, UAM) will present a live demo of Arctos with time for questions and discussion at the end. When: October 10th at 3pm Eastern Where: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room Learn more about Arctos: https://arctosdb.org Arctos data portal: http://arctos.database.museum Get in touch: arctos-working-group@googlegroups.com Can’t make it next week? Check out our upcoming monthly webinars and recordings of past webinars at https://arctosdb.org/learn/webinars Webinar series brought to you by the Arctos Working Group and kindly hosted by iDigBio. For more on our Adobe Connect webinar platform, please see https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing.
  5. The 58th supplement to the Checklist of North & Middle American Birds is now published and available online through open access: http://www.americanornithologypubs.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-17-72.1 Votes and comments by the AOS Checklist Committee are also available online: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html All changes have been updated in the online list of species: http://checklist.aou.org/taxa
  6. The AOS Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has just posted a new set of proposals (2017-C) on its website: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposal_guidelines.html
  7. Field Methods for Studying Avian Migration Instructors: Adrienne Leppold and David Brinker Dates: Aug 21 - 27, 2016 Location: Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine Maine is a nexus of activity for both breeding birds and migrant individuals. This course has been scheduled to overlap the transition period from the breeding season into fall migration. The main topics of the course include 1) methods for capturing and marking wild birds, 2) methods for studying migratory behavior, and 3) data capture, analysis and application. Days will primarily be spent in the field; however some sessions will be reserved for labs dealing with age and sex determination as well as statistical challenges and approaches, particularly with the large amount of easily amassed banding data. Field and classroom topics include, but are not limited to, mist-netting (passive and target with play-back), banding, in-hand species, age, and sex determination, use of auxiliary markers, and various emerging tracking technologies. For more information, go to eaglehill.us/seminars where titles are hot-linked to course descriptions and instructor biographies. This page also includes links to other pages: application information and costs, etc. For more information, contact Marilyn Mayer (Science Program Manager): marilyn@eaglehill.us or 207-546-2821 x1.
  8. Interested in taking the 'work' out of field work? Wildnote is a technical innovation for mobile field data collection that is specifically geared to environmental sciences. They are interested in beta testers, so check it out at http://wildnoteapp.com.
  9. The AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has posted votes and comments on the 2016 set of proposals on its website: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html The new 57th supplement is linked here: http://americanornithology.org/content/aou-checklist-north-and-middle-american-birds-7th-edition-and-supplements The committee is in the process of updating the online checklist.
  10. The AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has just posted a new set of proposals (2016-C) on its website: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposal_guidelines.html
  11. The AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has just posted a new set of proposals (2016-B) on its website: http://checklist.aou..._proposals.html We encourage submission of proposals to the committee by non-members. Submissions should follow these guidelines: http://checklist.aou...guidelines.html
  12. Carla Cicero

    Scientific Illustrator

    Elizabeth Pratt, trained and specialized in scientific illustration, is looking for new prospects for her illustration work and also wants to expand the diversity of her illustrations. Aside from her training in scientific and technical illustration, she has been vice president for a local nature and science illustrators organization, and has worked extensively from the collection at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada. She has previously provided illustrations for publishers such as McGraw Hill, and has been featured in journals for organizations such as the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Elizabeth is located in Ontario, Canada. Her website is: https://elizabethepratt.carbonmade.com Please contact her if you are looking for a scientific illustrator.
  13. Graduate Student Leaders Sought to Shape Science Policy Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? Applications are being accepted for the 2016 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy. Winners receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings scientists to the nation's capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation. The event will be held in spring 2016. Domestic travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the winners. Policy and communications training, including information on the legislative process and trends in federal science funding. Meetings with congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of federal investments in the biological sciences. A one-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journalBioScience and a copy of "Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media." The 2016 award is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to science policy and/or science education policy. Prior EPPLA winners and AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible. Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, 10 January 2016. The application can be downloaded at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html.
  14. Are you working on a bird research project but need more funding? Start a crowdfunding campaign on Instrumentl and participate in the Instrumentl Bird Challenge. Register by entering your name and email by Friday, September 18th at 11:59pm PST. By signing up, you will be eligible to win $500 toward your crowdfunding campaign. Have questions? Read more about the Instrumentl Grant Challenges or send an email at Team@instrumentl.com.
  15. The AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds has posted votes and comments on the 2015 set of proposals on its website: http://checklist.aou.org/nacc/proposals/current_proposals.html
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