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WATERBIRD SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

DATE: SUNDAY & MONDAY, 19-20 AUGUST, 2018
TIME: Sunday - 08:40 - 18:10 | Monday 8:40 - 15:15 
COST: FREE TO THOSE REGISTERED
LOCATION: VCC

The Waterbird Society is holding a two-day Annual Meeting, 19-20 August 0830-1750. There will be talks on shorebirds, waders, seabirds, their ecology, physiology, behaviour, and biology. There is also a Plenary by Rob Butler and a Symposium on Energetics. These talks are gratis for registrants and day pass holders. The Waterbird Society also has two Symposia and a RoundTable Discussion during the IOC (please refer to the IOC Program). All registrants and public (Sunday only) are invited.

 


 

DAY 1 - SUNDAY 19 AUGUST | 5 themes - 3 rooms 

Plenary: "Flyways to Culture: How birds give rise to a cultural awakening" with Rob Butler | 09:00 - 10:00

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Butler kicks off the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, held in conjunction with the IOC. His talk, open to the public and all attendees, will be located in the Ballroom on the First Floor of the Convention Centre.

Day 1 ORAL PAPERS SESSIONS

ROOM 1 

10:30 - 15:00 | Behaviour & Breeding Ecology Session
15:50 - 17:30 | Population Monitoring and Ecology Session 

ROOM 2

10:30 - 15:20 | Foraging Session
15:50 - 17:50 | Symposium Avian Energetics (see below*) 
                       

ROOM 3 

10:30 - 14:00 | Workshop on the Ecology and Conservation of North American Black Terns 
15:50 - 17:50 | *SYMPOSIUM: Avian Energetics in a Changing World: Keeping Alight the Brightest 'Fires of Life' | SPEAKERS: Biochemistry - Pat Baird | Individual animals - Thomas Lazarus, Oliver Love, Kyle Elliott | Biomes - Emily Shepard, David Gremillet, James Lovvorn 

 


 

DAY 2 - monday 20 AUGUST | 3 THEMES - 2 ROOMS 

 

Day 2 - ORAL papers sessions

ROOM 1 

09:00 - 10:20 | Population and Conservation Genetics
10:50 - 14:50 | Population Ecology & Demography 

ROOM 2 

09:00 - 12:00 | Movement and Migration
13:30 - 13:50 | Gender Equality in the Waterbird Society? an assessment and starting point for discussion. Gratis 
15-10 - 15:20 | Closing Remarks - Clay Green 

ROOM 3 

15:30 - 17:00 | Annual Business Meeting of the Waterbird Society - All Welcome 

 


 

the waterbird society's symposia at ioc

wednesday 22 AUGUST | 10:00 - 11:00

Loss of Tidal Wetlands Worldwide - Direct Anthropogenic effects and sea level rise 

CO-CONVENERS

Dr. Bruno J. Ens, Team Leader Coastal Ecology, Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology The Netherlands
Dr. Richard Fuller, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Richard Fuller 
"Mud, Glorious Mud! Global Distribution and Conservation of Intertidal Wetlands"


Dr. Yvonne Verkuil
 
"The Collapse of Intertidal Wetlands in the Yellow Sea: A Crucial Habitat for Migratory Waterbirds"

 

THURSDAY 23 AUGUST | 10:00 - 11:00

Wetland Foodwebs - the Importance of long-chained fatty acids for shorebirds and seabirds

CO-CONVENERS

Dr. Patricia Baird, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Stephanie Jones, Editor Waterbirds, USA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Patricia Baird
"DHA and EPA – Essential in physiology of birds for reproduction, migration, and homeostasis"

Dr. Christopher Guglielmo 
“Do polyunsaturated fatty acids matter for bird migration?”

 

Thursday 23 August | 20:00 - 22:00

Biofilm Quality in Mudlflat Estuarine Environments What does this mean for shorebirds? 

 

 

THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY HAS A BOOTH IN THE EXHIBITORS AREA SPACE 137 21-26 AUGUST

Please drop by to visit us and learn how you can participate in the Society, see copies of our international journal, Waterbirds, and try it our for free for 3 months.