The 2018 AOS conference will host a suite of thematic symposia sessions that focus on specific concepts in ornithology and its sub-disciplines, and timely or emerging topics in basic and applied research. Symposia emphasize the theme of the conference, Celebrating Connections: Birds without Borders.
Plans are still being finalized for the meeting schedule. You can download and view a PDF of the Schedule At A Glance. A PDF of the 2018 AOS Program Book is now available for viewing and download. All attendees will receive a printed program book at the Registration Desk. A PDF of the 2018 Abstract Book is available for viewing and download as well. Also, go to our online up-to-date scheduling tool “SCHED” to make a personalized agenda, search by author or topic, read daily announcements, and more.
DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS
Half and Full-Day Symposia provide an opportunity to bring together invited experts to share their results and experience related to a new or timely topic in ornithology.
Lightning Symposia include sessions throughout the conference that combine a collection of 5-min talks that focus on a specific topic or theme.
Listed below in alphabetical order based on title.
|Friday, April 13 | All Day||Advances in the use of citizen science data for conservation and management||Nicole Michel, Tim Meehan, Brooke Bateman, Joanna Grand, Kathy Dale, and Geoff LeBaron|
|Friday, April 13 | Morning||Avian Reproduction and the Thermal Environment||Carl Lundblad|
|Thursday, April 12 | Afternoon||Avian-solar interactions: Understanding and responding to impacts on birds of an emerging clean-energy industry||Tom Dietsch and Robert Diehl|
|Friday, April 13 | Afternoon||Bird community turnover and global change along tropical environmental gradients||Daniel Karp, Cagan Sekercioglu, and Scott Robinson|
|Saturday, April 14 | All Day||Desert birds in peril: research and conservation challenges in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States||Alberto Macías-Duarte, Jennifer Duberstein, Chris McCreedy, and Sallie Hejl|
|Wednesday, April 11 | Afternoon||Early Professionals Mini-Talk Symposium||Sara Kaiser, Emma Greig, Nicholas Mason, Jay McEntee, Scott Taylor, Chris Tonra, and Ben Winger|
|Thursday, April 12 | All Day||Ecology and Conservation of Birds Breeding in the Great Plains of North America||Adam Green, Erin Strasser, Chris White, Angela Dwyer, Luke George, and Maureen Correll
|Thursday, April 12 | Afternoon||Ecology, evolution and conservation implications of molt-migration||Chris Tonra and Jared Wolfe|
|Thursday, April 12 | Evening||Forty Years of Finding Birds in Southeastern Arizona||Susan Sferra, Jennie Duberstein, Carol Vleck, and Kathleen Groschupf|
|Thursday, April 12 | Morning||Genomic approaches to understanding adaptation and diversification of birds in biodiversity hotspots||Jane Younger and Sushma Reddy|
|Friday, April 13 | Afternoon||Humanity for Habitat: Success stories for birds and people||Susannah Lerman and Peter Marra|
|Saturday, April 14 | Afternoon||Science outside the vacuum—bridging the gap between science and conservation||Joanna Wu and Brooke Bateman|
|Saturday, April 14 | Afternoon||Setting regional priorities for research and monitoring bird populations in the face of uncertainty||Auriel Fournier, Evan Adams, James Lyons, Randy Wilson, Jeffrey Gleason, and Mark Woodrey|
|Wednesday, April 11 | All Day||Tackling the impacts of free-ranging cats on birds and people||Pete Marra, Scott Loss, and Chris Lepczyk|
|Wednesday, April 11 | Afternoon||Underlying Mechanisms of Avian Hybridization||Rebecca Safran and Scott Taylor|