This forum is for posting about topics that dont fit easily into the other categories. Including data management, programming, tips, tricks, general help, suggestions about R Ornithology, upcoming meetings, or sharing projects
This forum is for posting about package specific questions that dont fit into graphing or mapping topics (ex: tidyr, RMark, R2jags). Feel to start threads on broad topics like 'dplyr' or RMark' and nest questions with in that thread.
With many countries in lockdown, conservationists are finding new ways to fight deforestation and support communities that live in tropical forest landscapes. BirdLife’s Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator is back for 2020 and kicks things off at a ground-breaking digital conferenceView the full article
A ZSL study published in Nature Communications today maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles—for the first time, exploring how areas with large concentrations of evolutionarily distinct and threatened species are being impacted by our ever-increasing 'human footprint'. View the full article
The AOS Bird Collections Committee has a new website! https://americanornithology.org/professional-resources/collections-permitting-resources/
The site contains basic information including:
permits with links to external resources
an embedded Zotero library with references pertaining to collections, collecting, methods, management, data, field notes, etc.
meeting links and upcoming events
collection data sources
supplies and equipment
This is a work in progress, so we will be adding new content to keep the site dynamic. If you have suggestions or other things you'd like to see on the site, please let us know (email Collections Committee co-chairs Carla Cicero and John Bates directly).
We hope you find this site and information useful.
Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right along with the climate. View the full article