waterbird society activities
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
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
10:30 - 15:00 | Behaviour & Breeding Ecology Session
15:50 - 17:30 | Population Monitoring and Ecology Session
10:30 - 15:20 | Foraging Session
15:50 - 17:50 | Symposium Avian Energetics (see below*)
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
09:00 - 10:20 | Population and Conservation Genetics
10:50 - 14:50 | Population Ecology & Demography
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
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
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
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
Dr. Patricia Baird, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Stephanie Jones, Editor Waterbirds, USA
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
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