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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 2:00 p.m. (although we try to keep meetings to 1hr15 if possible)
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 11:00 12:15 pm
  
 
'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b)
 
'''Location:''' Bamford Room (TLS 171b)
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| 22 Jan ||–––––––––––––––– || Intro session ||  
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| 21 Jan || All || Intro  ||  
 
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| 29 Jan  || Austin || [https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/38/1/191/112236 KAPOOWWT Wingfield et al. 1998] || Sarah gone. Rescheduled on March 12
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| 28 Jan  || Chris || Bird declines; [https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/120/tab-pdf Rosenberg et al. 2019] || [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/three-billion-north-american-birds-have-vanished-1970-surveys-show Pennisi 2019] (news article)
 
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| 5 Feb || Grace || Reviewing papers || [https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Publ_Peer-Review-Booklet.pdf BES primer on peer review]
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| 4 Feb || Will || swallow roosts ||  
 
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| 12 Feb || Sam || [https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2000.1368 KAPOOWWT Cracraft 2001]  || Chris gone
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| 11 Feb || Brent || eggshell microbiome paper ||  
 
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| 19 Feb || Eliza || [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110316-022612 Fahrig 2017] ||  
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| 18 Feb || Grace || stable isotopes ||  
 
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| 26 Feb || Andrew || [https://www-jstor-org.ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/stable/pdf/2265652.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A5876219bdf6811f6e5b31ff0046fb03a Sherry & Holmes 1996]  || KAPOOWWT with Sherry and Holmes
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| 25 Feb || Theresa || practice defence ||  
 
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| 5 Mar || Margaret || Making effective figures ||  
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| 3 Mar || John || honors thesis draft ||  
 
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| 12 Mar || Austin || [https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/38/1/191/112236 KAPOOWWT Wingfield et al. 1998]  ||  
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| 10 Mar || Josh || classic microbiome paper ||  
 
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| 19 Mar || --- || SPRING BREAK ||  
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| 17 Mar || || Spring Break ||  
 
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| 26 Mar || Eliza || practice SCO-SOC talk (or Aus poster) ||  
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| 24 Mar || Ben || something on forest floor insects (and birds) ||  
 
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| 2 Apr || Sam || practice NEAFWA talk ||  
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| 31 Mar || Andrew || how to write a reference letter ||
 
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| 9 Apr || Kevin || [https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1931600.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A66f13a8b6a287e4d95956960c4d8821b KPOOWWTT MacArthur 1958] ||
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| 7 Apr || Ryan  || practice talk ||
 
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| 16 Apr || || ||  
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| 14 Apr || Sam || marsh birds ||  
 
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| 23 Apr || || ||  
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| 21 Apr || Eliza || insect declines (and birds, maybe) ||  
 
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| 30 Apr || Andrew/Austin|| practice AOS talks||  
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| 28 Apr || Jessica || bluebirds ||  
 
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| ||––––––––––––––––|| EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up  ||  
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| 5 May || || EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up  ||  
 
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'''LIST OF POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/DISCUSSION TOPICS:'''
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How to deal with failure/rejection
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How to find a post-doc
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How to find grant opportunities
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How to write a cover letter for your manuscript
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Surviving an oral exam
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How to be a good reviewer
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Journal selection when you have a paper to submit
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Organizational Hacks
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How to keep track of your literature collection: Citation Manager software
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How to keep up on literature
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Email management
  
  
  
 
[[Category:EEB Seminars]]
 
[[Category:EEB Seminars]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, 27 February 2020

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 11:00 – 12:15 pm

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
21 Jan All Intro
28 Jan Chris Bird declines; Rosenberg et al. 2019 Pennisi 2019 (news article)
4 Feb Will swallow roosts
11 Feb Brent eggshell microbiome paper
18 Feb Grace stable isotopes
25 Feb Theresa practice defence
3 Mar John honors thesis draft
10 Mar Josh classic microbiome paper
17 Mar Spring Break
24 Mar Ben something on forest floor insects (and birds)
31 Mar Andrew how to write a reference letter
7 Apr Ryan practice talk
14 Apr Sam marsh birds
21 Apr Eliza insect declines (and birds, maybe)
28 Apr Jessica bluebirds
5 May 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