Workshops & Roundtables

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The 2019 AOS conference will host a suite of thematic workshops and round tables that offer timely and novel information on an array of topics. These include professional development and diversity training, and exciting new advances in ornithological research, management, education, and conservation.  The workshops emphasize the theme of the conference, Celebrating Connections: Birds without Borders.

Workshops are hands-on, professional development sessions, either half-day or full day, where participants gain new skills and knowledge in a hands-on and interactive learning environment.    


Monday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  
Professional Development for Current and Prospective Graduate Students
Scott Lanyon Not required $10
Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Get spatial! Using R as GIS and spatial analyses Michael T. Hallworth & Clark Rushing Required Student $10

Non-Student $30

Tuesday 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm. Packages for streamlined bioacoustics analyses in R Grace Smith Vidaurre & Marcelo Araya-Salas Required Student $10

Non-Student $30

Tuesday 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm. Taking the Next Step with R: Data Management, Publication Quality Graphics and Function Building Auriel Fournier & Matt Boone Required Student $10

Non-Student $30

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Making Science More Inclusive: Identity, Mentoring, and a Game of Cards
Scott A. Taylor


Not Required None
Thursday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Wildlife Acoustics Unattended Recording Lunch & Learn

Acoustic recorders provide a non-invasive and cost-effective technique to assess species biodiversity within a region. This will be a hands-on workshop based on the Song Meter SM4 recorder. Attendees will learn how to deploy an unattended recorder, choose ideal settings for their projects, and plan and create recording schedules. Lunch will be provided for those who preregister.
If you would like to follow along on your laptop for the last portion of the workshop, we recommend you download the free Song Meter SM4 Configurator software:
Seating is limited–Sign up here:
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.


Required None

Roundtable Discussions are gatherings that provide opportunities for individuals interested in a specific topic to meet in a programmed time and place to converse on current issues, future directions, or generate planning documents. Round-tables are open discussions facilitated by the organizer. 

Tuesday, April 10 8:00 am to Noon (12:00 pm).   Challenges and opportunities for conservation of non-migratory birds in North America Erik Blomberg and Beth Ross
Thursday, April 12 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Keeping our Feet Wet – Recent Progress and Future Directions in Rusty Blackbird Research Carol Foss and Luke Powell
Friday, April 13 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. First meeting of the R oRnithologists: Discussing current issues and newest uses of R in the Ornithology world Matt Boone

For any questions regarding workshops and round tables, please contact the Scientific Program Committee: