I joined AOS because I wanted to share my research with a community that cares deeply about ornithology and to build my academic network.Jarome Ali
Current institution and/or position: Ph.D. Candidate, Stoddard Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Degree status: 6th Year Ph.D. Candidate
Scientific research goals and achievements: I recently published my M.Sc. research which highlights the possible consequences of extinction – the birds that are at the highest risk of extinction are also the most unique. At the recent AOS & BC 2022 conference, I won the 2022 A. Brazier Howell Award for my presentation on some of my Ph.D. research on parrot colouration. I’m excited to wrap up these projects and share them with the world very soon!
Fun fact: I’m currently doing my best (struggling) to learn the Simon and Garfunkel tune Kathy’s Song on guitar. I caught the birding bug late – I started studying bird morphology and colouration well before I became a birder. Once I did get into birding, the White-breasted Nuthatch quickly became one of my favorites and I now have a tattoo of it.
Why have you chosen to be a member of the AOS?
I joined AOS because I wanted to share my research with a community that cares deeply about ornithology and to build my academic network. The AOS & BC 2022 conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet others who were all excited about science and especially excited about ornithology. AOS has also provided crucial funds to assist me in completing my research and for conference attendance.
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3537-7217
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