Student-Professional Ornithologist Social

Organized by: The AOU Student Affairs Committee
Contact: Karan Odom (
Date & Time: 6 August 2008 (Wednesday) from 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Food:  Variety of sandwiches, snacks and a cash bar.
Cost: Free!!

This dinner provides an informal setting for students and professional ornithologists to meet and discuss common research interests.  Professionals will be seated at tables organized by areas of interest.  Students will circulate among the tables and sit with professionals who share their interests.  At the dinner nine different research areas will be represented including:

  1. Avian physiology/Morphology
  2. Systematics/Evolution
  3. Migration/Orientation
  4. Behavior
  5. Breeding Biology
  6. Avian Community/Landscape Ecology
  7. Avian Disease
  8. Conservation
  9. Population Ecology/Demography

A mix of sandwiches (vegetarian or meat) will be served as well as water or lemonade and a light snack.  The cost of the dinner will be paid with funds from the American Ornithological Union.  The dinner is open to students who are current members of AOU, SCO, or COS.  Space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Interested students should contact Karan Odom at

Some of this year’s professional participants include: