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Late-breaking news (not included in Newsletter)
OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT NEOTROPICAL ORNITHOLOGISTS
The Association of Field Ornithologists is hoping to increase involvement with Neotropical ornithologists through a new initiative. When you renew your AFO membership for 2012, you will have the opportunity to contribute one or more memberships for Latin American ornithologists. At the very reasonable price of $15, please consider sponsoring one or more Latin American memberships when you receive your renewal form from OSNA in October 2011. AFO will provide free membership, including an online subscription to the Journal of Field Ornithology to a Latin American ornithologists, either a student or a professional, for each membership sponsored.
NAOC-V 14-18 AUGUST, 2012 to be held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada. Latest news and info update:
The NAOC-V Scientific Program is very pleased to announce that the Four Plenary speakers have now been chosen, Fiona Schmiegelow (Can), Peter Marra (USA), Roxanna Torres (MX) and Irby Lovette (USA). Their topics and bios are given on the website.
Pre-registration is now available via the website for those planning to attend NAOC-V. Pre-registering will enable you to be the first to receive news and updates via email and will assist the organizing committees in planning the conference. Students: Further details regarding student travel and presentation awards are now posted on the website.
Application for Student Presentation Awards: December 15, 2011
Application for Student Travel Awards: December 15, 2011
Submission of Abstracts for Contributed Papers and Posters: January 31, 2012
Accommodation: Further information on the choice of accommodation, including photographs showing different room types, are now available on line. For further information, please see the NAOC-V website on http://www.naoc-v2012.com/
Highlights from the October issue:
PROPOSED NEW SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY–The AOU Council unanimously approved a motion to move forward with planning to form a new society, with ultimate hopes of uniting and strengthening Western Hemisphere ornithology. The plan could involve a merger of AOU and one or more other ornithological societies into a western hemisphere ornithological society tentatively named the Society for Ornithology. Four new journals are in the plans–monthly online journals and quarterly journals in paper format, with the focus varying from cutting edge basic research to descriptive ornithology and including a journal on avian conservation and management.
World Owl Hall of Fame Awards — 4 Nov 2012
Index to the October 2011 issue:
ORGANIZATION NEWS including:
AOU and Other Societies to Evolve into New Society for Ornithology
Report of the American Ornithologists’ Union 129th Stated Meeting in Jacksonville, FL
Nominations for AOU Awards for 2012–Elliott Coues, William Brewster, Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award
Nominations for AOU Officers and Elective Councilors
Nomminations for Membership Classes of Fellow and Elective Member of the AOU
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS including:
Summary of this Year’s Kirtland’s Warbler Census
New Bird Species Revealed to Science after 50 Years in Museum Drawer
NEWS FROM THE ORNITHOLOGICAL COUNCIL including:
Major Changes in NSF Bio Proposal Submission Procedures
Head of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Biological Sciences
Federal Agencies Directed to Propose Budget Reductions (Yes, Again)
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Nominations for The World Owl Hall of Fame Awards
TIOF Endowment Fund Proposal
The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and Conservation, Mike Unwin
Informing Ecosystem Management: Science and Process for Landbird Conservation in the Western United States, Stephens, Kreitinger, Ralph, and Green (Editors)
Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability, Liu, Hull, Morzillo, and. Wiens (Editors)
Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists, William T. Cooper
Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia, 2nd Ed., Thomas, Thomas, Andrew, and Mcbride
Stray Feathers: Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds, Olsen and Joseph
NEWS OF MEMBERS
Mary Anne Clench
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