The AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting, 9-13 August 2021, will be an outstanding opportunity to celebrate advances in science and conservation of birds. We aspire to design the most accessible meeting possible, with the fewest barriers to participation. Please help us with our planning by taking a few minutes (less than 3, we promise) to complete our Meeting Accessibility Survey and let us know about your accessibility needs. Our virtual meeting will include plenaries, talks, symposia, round tables, exciting training opportunities, and fun social networking events! Thank you!

Allison Schultz

Assistant Curator, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Allison is the Assistant Curator of Ornithology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Her research focuses on the evolution of plumage coloration, host-pathogen coevolution, and ecology and evolution in urban environments.

Sahas Barve

Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Sahas is an Indian ornithologist broadly interested in avian life history evolution. He is a Peter Buck Fellow at the Smithsonian where his research focuses on the integrative biology of montane birds. Currently he is studying the thermo-insulative capacity of Himalayan bird feathers. He is also deeply interested in the evolution of avian social behaviors and collaborates on the long-term study at acorn woodpeckers in California.

Letícia Soares

Postdoctoral Associate, Advanced Facility for Avian Research, Western University
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Letícia is a broadly trained ornithologist. Throughout her career, she has done research with birds in a wide variety of ecosystems, from the Brazilian Amazon, to the Caribbean and the mixed forests in Ontario. Her work focuses on the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions in bird populations. Most of her current research centers in understanding the effects of avian malaria on the full annual cycle of Neotropical migratory bird populations.

Oliver Love

Associate Professor, University of Windsor

Oliver holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Windsor. His lab examines the physiological mechanisms linking environmental variation, life-history decisions and fitness in terrestrial and aquatic birds and fish within temperate and Arctic ecosystems.

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