Salve Regina hosting annual meeting of ornithological societies
Salve Regina will host the annual meetings of the Wilson Ornithological Society and Association of Field Ornithologists Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1.
The conference will include field trips, poster and paper sessions, lectures, symposia and receptions. Donald Kroodsma, emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and J. David Wiens, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, will deliver the plenary lectures.
Several Salve Regina students and recent alumni are scheduled to present their research, including:
- Dakota Cowell and Alexandra Igo: “Evaluating the Effect of a Conservation Easement as a Fall Migratory Bird Stopover Site”
- Jennifer Kane and Kristin McDermott: “Evaluation of Stopover Habitat Quality by Comparing Habitat Use by Residents and Short-Distance Migrant Sparrows in a Coastal Shrubland of Rhode Island”
- Marissa Simpson: “Prevalence of Plasmodium in Nearctic-Neotropical Migrants Compared With Tropical and Temperate Residents”
- Skye Sloman, Rebecca Simmons and Rachel Porter: “Impacts of the Urban Environment on Corticosterone Levels in Black-Capped Chickadee and Tufted Titmice”
Click here for the full conference agenda. Faculty and staff are welcome to participate, and should contact Dr. Jameson Chace at (401) 341-3204 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Wilson Ornithological Society, founded in 1888, is a worldwide organization of nearly 2,500 people who share a curiosity about birds. Named in honor of Alexander Wilson, the father of American ornithology, the society publishes a quarterly journal of ornithology and holds annual meetings.
Founded in 1922, the Association of Field Ornithologists is one of the world’s major societies of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats.