Bird lab meetings
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 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).
Starting Fall 2018: Key Avian Papers in Ornithology and the Ornithologists Who Wrote Them (KAPOOWWTs) Click here
|22 Jan||––––––––––––––––||Intro session|
|29 Jan||Austin||KAPOOWWT Wingfield et al. 1998||Sarah gone. Rescheduled on March 12|
|5 Feb||Grace||Reviewing papers||BES primer on peer review|
|12 Feb||Sam||KAPOOWWT Cracraft 2001||Chris gone|
|19 Feb||Eliza||Fahrig 2017|
|26 Feb||Andrew||Sherry & Holmes 1996||KAPOOWWT with Sherry and Holmes|
|5 Mar||Margaret||Making effective figures|
|12 Mar||Austin||KAPOOWWT Wingfield et al. 1998|
|19 Mar||---||SPRING BREAK|
|26 Mar||Eliza||practice SCO-SOC talk|
|2 Apr||Sam||practice NEAFWA talk|
|23 Apr||Kevin||Something fun|
|30 Apr||Andrew/Austin||practice AOS talks|
|––––––––––––––––||EXAM WEEK - semester wrap-up|