From avian tracking to population processes | #BOU2017
Submit a poster
We’ve currently accepted around 30 posters for presentation and we will continue to accept poster contributions until all places are taken.
For those wishing to submit outside the conference theme, we give priority to those presenting work from their PhD, and submissions from BOU Early-Career Researchers. Note that we have a limited number of BOU supported ECR places available and these are booked very quickly once bookings are open (from 1 November). So if you are a BOU ECR and wish to present your work and get a reduced price place, then submitting your abstract early is important.
Plenary and keynote speakers
Prof Ken Norris (Institute of Zoology, UK)
Avian dispersal and migration – from individuals to populations
Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Individual consequences of movement behaviour
Prof Stuart Bearhop (University of Exeter, UK)
Carry-over effects and fitness in migratory species
Dr Tómas Gunnarsson (University of Iceland)
Settlement decisions and migratory strategies
Bird movements and migrations have fascinated humans for centuries. From local-scale foraging and dispersal to continent-scale migration, the movement and settlement decisions made by birds can have far-reaching consequences for individual fitness and population processes. As the BOU2015 conference on Avian Tracking demonstrated, recent technological advances have greatly improved our capacity to track individuals on their journeys, while colour-marking and re-sighting studies continue to provide large high-quality datasets on movement and behaviour at a range of scales. This conference will build on this work by exploring the drivers of variation in individual movement, migration and settlement decisions and their consequences for a suite of population processes.
This Tracking & Populations conference will bring together ornithologists and ecologists from academic and conservation organisations, to explore how tracking individuals can help to address key questions about population processes and their implications for conservation and management.
The conference will be international in scope and will cover topics including:
- Dispersal and settlement decisions, trade-offs and fitness consequences
- Demography and carry-over effects
- Population dynamics and migratory connectivity
- Evolution and ontogeny of movement and migration strategies
- Local to global scale dependency of movement and migration
- Conservation and management implications of movement behaviour
The scientific programme is being organised by:
Jenny Gill (University of East Anglia (UEA), UK)
José Alves (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Tómas Gunnarsson (University of Iceland)
Aldina Franco (University of East Anglia (UEA), UK)
Francis Daunt (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), UK)
Black-tailed Godwit © Andreas Trepte | via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 2.5