Invitation for oral presentations and posters at 14th Pan-African Ornithological Congress
The scientific committee of the Pan African Ornithological Congress invites proposals for oral and poster presentations at the 14th congress. The deadline for submissions is 3rd April 2016.
2015 Xmas Photo Share: #joinMLSG
As the song goes, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’. A happy yuletide greeting to you all! The end of the year offers a chance to look back and take in the moments. In that heart of looking back and sharing the moments of 2015, we are launching a MLSG Xmas Photo Share campaign on Twitter.
Call for papers African Journal of Ecology
The African Journal of Ecology will publish a bird-themed issue in 2016 in support of the upcoming Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in October 2016. You are encouraged to submit bird-themed papers to the African Journal of Ecology within the next few months.
Latest blog entries
Transcending borders: conclusions from the MLSG Round-table discussion at EOU2015
Last summer the 10th Conference of the European Ornithologist’s´ Union in Badajoz (Spain) attracted the biggest gathering of ornithologists ever in Europe. EOU2015 was the first large ornithological meeting since the inception of the MLSG, and thus the first opportunity to start building our community of migrant landbird researchers.
Work in progress: The Nigerian Bird Atlas
Knowledge about the distribution of bird species in Nigeria has historically been presented in detailed checklists such as “The Birds of Nigeria” by Elgood et al. (1993), "Birds of Africa" etc. However, over the last 50 and especially during the last 20-30 years, the environment in Nigeria has gone through great changes mainly due to increase in the human population. This has increased the pressure on birds and other biodiversity and has certainly also impacted the distribution of the country's avifauna. A more recent and updated assessment of the distribution of the country's biodiversity is thus not only important but also very urgently needed.
Bowers, E. K., Grindstaff, J. L., Soukup, S. S., Drilling, N. E., Eckerle, K. P., Sakaluk, S. K., & Thompson, C. F. 2016. Spring temperatures influence selection on breeding date and the potential for phenological mismatch in a migratory bird Ecology View online
Larue, Mélanie, Mathieu Boos, Christian Brossard, François Baillon, Jean-Jacques Boutteaux, Jérôme Bernard, Paul Brossault, Odile Petit, and Damien Chevallier 2016. Migration of juvenile Black storks: stay with the family or go alone? Ringing & Migration View online