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== EEB 5894–005: Seminar in Ornithology ==
  
This page lists weekly meetings of the UConn Bird Group.  Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class.  Grad students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. At least one presentation should be an update of some part of your research (the other can be on whatever is helpful to you with your research - a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, etc., etc.).  Undergraduates and BS/MS students should expect to present something on their research once a semester (perhaps sharing a session with another student). Undergraduates will need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.
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This page lists weekly meetings of the UConn Bird Group.  Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class.  Students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Presentations can include research updates, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students will need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.
  
 
Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week.  Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation.  We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions".  They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.
 
Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week.  Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation.  We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions".  They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.
  
'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 12:30 - 2
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 12:30 2:00 p.m. (although we try to keep meetings to 1hr15 if possible)
  
 
'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b)
 
'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b)
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Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page.  Undergraduates should talk to one of the faculty.
 
Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page.  Undergraduates should talk to one of the faculty.
  
If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it.  Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer using uconn vpn and your netID).
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If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it.  Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer via the UConn library homepage: lib.uconn.edu).
  
 
If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).
 
If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).
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'''Starting Fall 2018''': ''Key Avian Papers in Ornithology and the Ornithologists Who Wrote Them'' (KAPOOWWTs) [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_cNzUR0wBJLB895Sa3jh3ff0adVESRM1d6zOaHugWhg/edit?usp=sharing Click here]
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/dc/Ladder_of_Feedback_Worksheet_.pdf Ladder of Feedback worksheet]
  
  
 
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!width="75"|Week of:
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!width="150"|Who
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!width="170"|Who
 
!width="400"|Topic
 
!width="400"|Topic
 
!width="400"|Notes
 
!width="400"|Notes
 
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| 29 Aug || - || Intro session  || Chris gone
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| 27 Aug ||–––––––––––––––– || Intro session  ||  
 
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| 5 Sept ||Open discussion  || Small grants/finding funding for ornithologists || Chris gone
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| 3 Sep  || Andrew || KAPOOWWT with Martin Wikelski || Going wild: what a global small-animal tracking system could do for experimental biologists [https://jeb.biologists.org/content/210/2/181]
 
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| 12 Sept || Sam  || Practice talk for GCA || Knutie gone
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| 10 Sep || Austin || KAPOOWWT with Margaret Morse Nice || Problems of Incubation Periods in North American Birds [https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/condor/v056n04/p0173-p0197.pdf]
 
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| 19 Sept || Beth || GRFP ||  
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| 17 Sep || Margaret || Surviving Orals ||  
 
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| 26 Sept || Nick R. || adelgids, GRP? ||  
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| 24 Sep || Grace || Figure design ||  
 
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| 3 Oct || Theresa  || GRFP ||  
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| 1 Oct ||John || Applying to Grad School ||  
 
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| 10 Oct || Holly || postdoc proposal ||
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| 8 Oct || Jessica  || SICB grant draft ||  
 
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| 17 Oct || Sam || GRFP || Knutie Gone
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| 15 Oct || Theresa, Eliza  || WOS/AFO Practice talks || Morgan gone
 
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| 24 Oct || || || Morgan T gone
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| 22 Oct || Austin, Sam || WOS/AFO Practice talks || Chris gone
 
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| 31 Oct || Michael S. || ||  
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| 29 Oct || --- || --- || Wilson Conference
 
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| 7 Nov || Austin || AOS Grant Proposal || Chris gone
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| 5 Nov || Will || KAPOOWWT on Albatross || Satellite tracking of Wandering Albatross [https://www.nature.com/articles/343746a0]
 
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| 14 Nov || Eliza || Ch. 1  ||  
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| 12 Nov || Eliza & Sam  || Big Grants ||
 
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| 21 Nov || ''Meleagris gallopavo''  || THANKSGIVING BREAK  ||
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| 19 Nov || Austin || Bird Poop ||  
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| 28 Nov || Andrew S. || Woodpeckers conquer the world  ||
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| 26 Nov || THANKSGIVING ||  ||  
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| 5 Dec || Morgan N || research ||  
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| 12 Dec ||   |||| EXAM WEEK - optional? 
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| 3 Dec || || ||  
 
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| 10 Dec ||––––––––––––––––|| EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up  ||
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'''LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:'''
 
  
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'''LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:'''
  
 
How to deal with failure/rejection
 
How to deal with failure/rejection
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How to find a post-doc
 
How to find a post-doc
  
How to find grant opportunities (same as Hird)
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How to find grant opportunities  
  
 
How to write a cover letter for your manuscript
 
How to write a cover letter for your manuscript
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How to be a good reviewer
 
How to be a good reviewer
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Journal selection when you have a paper to submit
 
Journal selection when you have a paper to submit
  
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How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software
 
How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software
  
Email management  
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How to keep up on literature
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Email management
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[[Category:EEB Seminars]]
 
[[Category:EEB Seminars]]

Latest revision as of 18:04, 3 December 2019

EEB 5894–005: Seminar in Ornithology

This page lists weekly meetings of the UConn Bird Group. Students (grads and undergrads) who are doing research in our labs and who are able to attend on a regular basis should sign up for 1 credit to participate in this class. Students doing research are expected to present at least once a semester; if time permits, twice may be possible. Presentations can include research updates, a paper from the literature, stats questions, practice talk, or other items that benefit from a large, diverse group of ornithologists. Students will need a permission number to enroll; please contact whoever your adviser is.

Please note that the goal of these sessions is for EVERYONE to be engaged and participate in a discussion of the topic at hand. Students should come ready to contribute to the conversation every week. Those of us on the faculty side have a tendency to ramble on and dominate the conversation. We'll try not to do this, but it will be easier for us to behave if you all come with lots to say. If you're new to the group don't worry about asking "dumb questions". They're often the most important ones as they either make the rest of us think about things that we've got complacent about or they show us that we're not communicating things very well.

Meeting time: Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (although we try to keep meetings to 1hr15 if possible)

Location: Bamford Room (TLS 171b)

If you have other ideas for things worth discussing (especially relating to professional development), please talk to one of the faculty. Past topics that we have discussed include: how to put together a CV for grad schools/job applications, ethics in research, how to write proposals, the mechanics of managing research funds, etc., etc.

Graduate students can sign up to present by logging in to EEBedia and just editing this page. Undergraduates should talk to one of the faculty.

If there is a published paper to read, please put in a link to it. Note, that the actual papers probably will not be accessible unless you are on a computer connected to the UConn network (you can connect from any computer via the UConn library homepage: lib.uconn.edu).

If the date you want is already taken and it says in the notes that it is OK to switch to another date, go ahead and do so (but don't switch someone to a date when they say they will not be there .. and double-check with them that the switch is OK).

Starting Fall 2018: Key Avian Papers in Ornithology and the Ornithologists Who Wrote Them (KAPOOWWTs) Click here

Ladder of Feedback worksheet


Week of: Who Topic Notes
27 Aug –––––––––––––––– Intro session
3 Sep Andrew KAPOOWWT with Martin Wikelski Going wild: what a global small-animal tracking system could do for experimental biologists [1]
10 Sep Austin KAPOOWWT with Margaret Morse Nice Problems of Incubation Periods in North American Birds [2]
17 Sep Margaret Surviving Orals
24 Sep Grace Figure design
1 Oct John Applying to Grad School
8 Oct Jessica SICB grant draft
15 Oct Theresa, Eliza WOS/AFO Practice talks Morgan gone
22 Oct Austin, Sam WOS/AFO Practice talks Chris gone
29 Oct --- --- Wilson Conference
5 Nov Will KAPOOWWT on Albatross Satellite tracking of Wandering Albatross [3]
12 Nov Eliza & Sam Big Grants
19 Nov Austin Bird Poop
26 Nov THANKSGIVING
3 Dec
10 Dec –––––––––––––––– EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up


LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:

How to deal with failure/rejection

How to find a post-doc

How to find grant opportunities

How to write a cover letter for your manuscript

Surviving an oral exam

How to be a good reviewer

Journal selection when you have a paper to submit

Organizational Hacks

How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software

How to keep up on literature

Email management