MIGRATORY BIRDS: ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION
5 - 7 April 2011 | University of Leicester, UK
Migratory birds are all around us; warblers singing in spring, seabirds gliding across shimmering summer seas, a mass of shorebirds reeling across our cool coastal skies in autumn to the plumped out thrushes in our winter berry hedges. Britain hosts some of the largest concentrations of migratory birds anywhere in the world, with internationally important numbers of many waterbirds and seabirds. Not surprisingly, much of our research has focussed on understanding these species and their habitats, and this has been fundamental to developing our conservation approaches. But, our migrants are only ours for part of their lives and this presents a significant challenge in understanding their ecology and the pressures they face throughout the year; our research and conservation activities have to be placed in an international context, taking into account complementary activities in other range countries and through pursuit of international collaboration
The provisional programme for the conference is now online here.
Call for papers
There are several slots remaining for which we invite. We have 20-min slots available in the following themed sessions: migration ecology (2), responses to environmental change (1), and management science to practice (1). We welcome all offers, but we will prioritise student presentations to fill
these (if we are offered them). See programme for information. Deadline 30 November 2010.
Those from developed countries attend for only £50 (inc. conference, accommodation and meals!), or students from developing nations come for free! See here for more information.
Due to open during November 2010.
British Ornithologists' Union