Category Archives: PAOC 2016

The Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) meets every 4 years and aims to further the study of African birds, to promote the preservation of African birds as an integral part of the African heritage, to foster the appreciation of birds and discussion of African birds in relation to man, and to disseminate information on African birds through appropriate international meetings (Congresses) and publications (Proceedings of the Congresses).

PAOC 2016: Winners for the 5 APLORI sponsored places announced!

The winners for the 5 APLORI PAOC sponsored places from the submitted abstracts have been announced. See winners and their project topics to be presented at the PAOC in Senegal in October 2016 below:

  1. Sola Iwajomo – Intra-African Bird Migration as revealed by satellite telemetry: insights from the African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis and Black Coucal Centropus grillii.
  2. Sam T. Ivande – Wintering Palearctic migrants – how specialised are their habitat requirements?
  3. Wale Awoyemi – Patterns in avian nest predation in north-central Nigeria: an experimental study.
  4. Nanchin W. Kazeh – Effects of parasitic load on the body condition of the African Thrush (Turdus pelios).
  5. Bridget E. Ogolowa – Distribution of the Rock firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis in relation to food and water availability.

PAOC 2016: Possible travel grant opportunity

WARC Travel Grant

The WARC Travel Grant program is open to West African nationals conducting research on the continent. The next deadline for applications for the WARC Travel Grant is March 15, 2016. All applications must be submitted through our online application.

Awards will be announced in June 2016.

Late applications NOT will be considered.

Follow link below for more information:

http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/

PAOC 2016: Call for abstracts

The scientific committee of the Pan African Ornithological Congress invites proposals for oral and poster presentations at the 14th congress.

Oral presentations form the heart of the Congress and will occur in parallel sessions throughout the scientific programme. Many oral sessions will occur as part of pre-organised symposia (see PAOC website for mode details: http://www.paoc-africa.org/), but more than half the oral programme will consist of submitted presentations selected and arranged into a coherent programme by the members of the scientific committee. We invite submissions for oral and poster presentations in English or French on all areas of African Ornithology within existing symposia topics, or in other areas.

If your abstract is accepted for an oral presentation, standard talks will be allocated 12 minutes, plus three minutes for questions. Those submitted abstracts not selected for oral presentation may be invited to submit a poster instead. Two dedicated poster sessions will allow greater participation across what is going to be a packed and entertaining programme. Students in the later stages of their degree programme are welcome to submit oral presentations, those in the first half of their studies are encouraged to submit posters. Please also note that when shortlisting oral presentations we will endeavour to maximise participation, prioritising only one presentation per person (unless talking in multiple, pre-registered symposia), and prioritising speakers already registered at the conference over those with no confirmed payment.

If you would like to propose a talk or poster, please submit the following via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zVQY56NEcM18vdyXqN-h38SveVHwPRPCYdaLde2POp0/viewform?usp=send_form

*    The proposed title of the talk / poster
*    Name, address and email of primary author
*    Names and affiliations of all other authors
*    1500 character (c. 200 word) abstract
*    A primary and secondary classification of the subject
*    An indication of suitability within existing symposia

*The deadline for submissions is 3rd April 2016.*

We anticipate that submitters will hear whether their talk is accepted for an oral or poster presentation by mid May.