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Chris Custer

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  1. The Waterbird Society The Waterbird Society is an international scientific, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of waterbirds. This society was created to establish better communication and coordination between the growing number of people studying and monitoring aquatic birds, and to contribute to the protection and management of stressed populations or habitats of these species. Job Description: We seek a Managing Editor for our journal, Waterbirds, the International Journal of Waterbird Biology. The journal is published four times a year (March, June, Septe
  2. We are very excited to offer two art workshops during the Waterbirds conference this year! Tune in to learn how to draw a Common Eider from Anna Stunkel (November 16) and how to create scratchboard drawings from Lindsey Nielsen (November 17). Anna StunkleAnna Stunkel is an artist, environmental educator, and naturalist. She has a passion for teaching people about birds through artwork. Waterbirds have been a major inspiration in her art, especially as a student at College of the Atlantic and while studying seabirds on Petit Manan and Southeast Farallon Islands. Check out her Facebook page. An
  3. Waterbirds, the International Journal of the Waterbird Society, is seeking a new Editor to begin in 2019 when the term of the current Editor has ended. The term of the initial appointment is for 3 years and includes an annual honorarium. The new Editor will be selected at the International Ornithological Congress in August 2018, and will begin receiving manuscripts in October 2018 during a 3-month transition period when both Editors will work together. Funds are available to employ a part-time Editorial Assistant and pay expenses involved with processing papers. Waterbirds publishes four iss
  4. Slate of Candidates for 2017 election to Executive Council President-Elect Dave Moore I’m a Waterbird Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. Since graduate work (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University), my research has focused on the behavioral and population ecology of terns, gulls, cormorants, egrets and herons, including: parental care, interspecific interactions, population monitoring, demography, migration patterns and using waterbirds as bio-indicators. For 25 years, I have been engaged in the conservation of waterbirds and their habitats. I became involved in the Waterbird Society as
  5. The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is the only cosmopolitan species of the Threskiornithidae family (ibis and spoonbills) and among the most widely distributed bird species in the world. Nonetheless, no knowledge exists on the intraspecific phylogeny and very little is known about the (meta)populations dynamics. We aim to fill this and other gaps on the species by setting up a research network. In particular, we aim to increase our knowledge of the species and to use the Glossy ibis as a novel model species to investigate ecological responses to abrupt environmental changes. This network w
  6. We are calling on you to join the Scientists’ Letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation urging the United States government to maintain existing marine protections for U.S. waters. The Committee on Commerce will hold a hearing on marine protected areas in the first half of May. We have a brief window of opportunity to generate support for marine protected areas and we need your signature advocating for the utility of strongly protected marine reserves. Please consider adding your name to this letter, https://marine-conservation.org/scientists-mpa-letter-2017
  7. This announcement was originally posted on the Waterbird Society's website. View the full announcement.
  8. There can be little doubt that the most significant awards of Dr. Luc Hoffmann’s long life were not medals and titles, but are to be found in his appreciation of the successes of his conservation engagements on behalf of waterbirds, wetlands, and coastal environments, his support of individual accomplishment, his promulgation of wise use to provide a sustainable future for both man and nature, his creating durable conservation structures, and, especially, his family, who will carry on his work in conservation, business, arts, and culture. And among the many beneficiaries of Luc Hoffmann’s lega
  9. The Society remembers Luc Hoffmann as “a visionary and gifted person who built a world class biological station that many biologists benefited from over many years.” Dr. Hoffmann was the 1994 recipient of our Kai-Curry-Lindhal award for lifetime achievement involving waterbirds. Read more here: http://luchoffmanninstitute.org/about/about-dr-luc-hoffmann/ This announcement was originally posted on the Waterbird Society's website. View the full announcement.
  10. The Waterbird Society is a professional community that respects diversity and promotes inclusion. After much deliberation, The Waterbird Society Council has decided to hold our 40th Anniversary Meeting as planned in New Bern, North Carolina. At this late date we cannot practically move our meeting location without a large financial cost to our relatively small society. The Council has endorsed a motion to increase travel funding to our annual meeting to offset losses that may incur as a result of State and City travel bans [https://waterbirds.org/awards/student-travel-awards].We are also explo
  11. New legislation recently passed in North Carolina (House Bill 2) has raised some significant concerns about fair and equitable treatment of all people. The Waterbird Society is committed to building a professional community that respects diversity and promotes inclusion. We are currently in a ‘wait and see’ mode for determining how best to respond to this situation. We have not cancelled our annual meeting in New Bern, North Carolina scheduled for 20-23 September. Please check our web site for updates as we obtain more information about the State of North Carolina’s response to House Bill 2, e
  12. ANNOUNCEMENT – The 40th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society. Call for ABSTRACTS and EARLY REGISTRATION. New Bern, North Carolina, 20-23 September 2016. The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. Three full days of scientific sessions, symposia and workshops are planned including symposia on Herons of the World, Black Rails, Black Skimmers, and the Atlantic Marine Bird Conservation Cooperative and workshops on Herons of the World. Submit Abstracts: https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting/abstract-sub
  13. In 2016, we will hold our 40th annual meeting in North Carolina, and will be hosting the first ever symposium and workshop on the Biology and Conservation of Herons of the World. We would like to bring in a limited number of selected authorities from Africa, Asia, and South America to represent topics and issues that we do not broadly discuss in North America and Europe. Unfortunately, most waterbird researchers in those areas cannot afford to travel to the U.S. without significant financial assistance. As a non-profit organization, we have a tight and limited budget, but we would very much a
  14. Call for SYMPOSIA, WORKSHOPS, and notice of Meeting. New Bern, North Carolina, 20-23 September 2016. The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. This announcement is a call for anyone who would like to propose a Symposium or Workshop for this meeting. If you are interested, please contact Clay Green by 1 February 2016. A symposium may be a full day (~14 presentations) or half day (7 presentations). Likewise, workshops can be a full day, half day, or a couple of hours. At present, we have accepted a pro
  15. The Waterbird Society will hold its 40th Annual Conference and General Meeting in New Bern, North Carolina, from 20-23 September 2016. This announcement is a call for anyone who would like to propose a Symposium or Workshop for this meeting. A symposium may be a full day (~14 presentations) or half day (7 presentations). Likewise, workshops can be a full day, half day, or a couple of hours. At present, we have accepted a proposal for a Symposium and Workshop on the Biology and Conservation of Herons of the World. Call for Symposia and WorkshopsContact: Clay Green, Waterbird Society Secretary
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