Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging at AOS & BC 2022

| Español | As a science, ornithology—and ornithologists—revel in diversity and understand its significance for innovation, evolution, and resilience. Ornithology has a checkered past and thus ornithologists today don’t fully represent the human diversity of our world. The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is working hard to change that. As part of our continued commitment to making ornithology …

Professional Ethics in Science Societies: AOS Is Working Hard to Be a Leader

Imagine a situation at a scientific conference where you see, hear, or experience something that seems demeaning or unethical and that negatively impacts professional interactions. Or perhaps imagine another scenario, in which your unpublished data were presented by another person without citation or consent. What or who could help you navigate those situations? Examples like …

Thank you from AOS Leaders

Wow — what a year! As we think back on everything that happened in 2021, we reflect on the strength and resilience of our community and our gratitude at working alongside such dedicated, passionate and skilled colleagues. Through your research, your service to AOS, your engagement, and your financial support, you create the diverse, vibrant, …

Creating a More Welcoming and Inclusive AOS

The mission of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) is “to advance the scientific understanding of birds, to enrich ornithology as a profession, and to promote a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.” This mission is best served by nourishing and supporting what can be the greatest asset of our Society—a diverse membership working …

You’re invited: AOS Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Kick-off Webinar

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is developing a strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) within our Society. This plan will build on the excellent efforts of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee and will help to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are integrated across our entire organization. We want to hear …

AOS statement of solidarity with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities

The following is a message from AOS President Michael Webster, President-Elect Colleen Handel, and the members of the AOS Diversity & Inclusion Committee, co-chaired by Sharon Gill and Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez. We write to express the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS’s) solidarity with the many Asian, and Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and to condemn …

What’s in a name? More than you might think…

AOS leaders, including the NACC and Diversity and Inclusion Committees are working together to develop Society-level policies in our nomenclature, and to be intentional in all our activities to ensure all individuals feel welcome in our Society. We will discuss these issues at our 2020 meetings of Council and make a statement at the end of the NAOC VII meeting.