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Enigmatic Bird Declines in Pristine Amazon Rainforest

After a field season netting birds in Amazonian rainforest fragments and second growth, Louisiana State University (LSU) Ph.D. candidate Erik Johnson was excited to work in undisturbed forest for his 2008 field season. Within a few weeks, he had seen many of the specialist birds absent from the disturbed landscape.

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November/December 2020

Nominations for various AOS awards will open when we’ve completed our transition to our new membership portal, expected in late November or early December.

Nominations for Senior Professional AwardsService AwardsEarly Professional AwardsStudent Membership AwardsKatma Award, and Painton Award open

Kessel Fellowship applications open

Nominations for AOS Officers and Elective Councilors open

Nominations for Fellows and Elective Members open

1 December 2020

Student & Postdoc Research Award applications open

4 December 2020

Meet Your Peers networking event for AOS student members, hosted by Student Affairs Committee


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Why AOS Now?

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
Chair, AOS Early Professionals Committee

“Birds enrich our daily lives, providing us with an opportunity to consider the evolutionary and ecological connections among species and individuals. I’m proud to support AOS and our collective mission to strengthen our understanding and stewardship of avian life on Earth.”





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