MLSG

Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

 The Pan-African Ornithological Congress, at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, scheduled for November 2020 has been postponed for a year until November 2021 because of Covid19.

https://www.paoc15.org/

 

Proposed migrant landbird relevant symposia that the MLSG are involved with

 

  • Developing capacity of early-career conservation leaders in Africa
  • Tracking migrants to reveal the diversity of spatiotemporal strategies and ultimately understand the ecology of migration
  • Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines

A key session we are involved in is:

Integrating science, policy and development to address unsustainable land use linked to African-Eurasian migrant landbird declines

 

Morning – Science meets policy

This will include speed talks from researchers showcasing the diversity of studies on migrant landbird declines organized by the MLSG. As many 3 minute talks as possible will be included, favouring early career researchers to highlight the science being carried out on African-Eurasian migrant landbirds throughout Africa.

Afternoon – Policy meets science

Break out group discussions to identify science gaps for policy makers in Africa

Evening – Round table session – networking for migrant landbird researchers and policy makers

Speed dating type format.

The MLSG will also be contributing to running experimental design and analysis help workshops. We will assemble a list of experienced researchers attending the conference that are willing to give up a few hours of their time during the week in 1:1 sessions with an early career researcher or student to troubleshoot experimental design or analysis.