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Conferences and Meetings

Ecology and conservation of the world’s grassland birds

 20 Aug 2018

Buff-breasted Sandpiper | PD US FWS | Wikimedia Commons

The BOU is holding an open one-day meeting with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science on the registration day, 20 August, of IOCongress2018, in Vancouver, Canada.

Grasslands are found right across the planet, from tropical savannahs to alpine meadows, from coastline to mountain peak, forming key habitats for a wide range of species. Many of these habitats are under considerable threat from anthropogenic changes including land use change, urbanisation and climate change, which can impact on these important ecosystems and the birds which rely on them.

The day has been planned specially to provide the large numbers of delegates arriving to register for IOCongress2018 on the Monday, with a series of presentations they can pop in and out of during this free open day.

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Prof Jenny Gill | University of East Anglia, UK
Waders and wet grassland
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Dr Brett Sandercock | Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway
Research on North American grassland birds
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Prof Jane Reid | University of Aberdeen, UK
Population ecology of Red-billed chough in agricultural grasslands
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Dr Jill A. Shaffer | US Geological Survey, USA
Renewable energy and grassland birds
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Ecology and conservation of grassland birds is a BOU one-day meeting organised by David Douglas (RSPB Centre for Conservation Science) and Steve Dudley (BOU).

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