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Jeanne Fair | Chair

Scientist, Biosecurity & Public Health, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico


Since 1988, Jeanne’s research interest has focused on the impacts of stress on wild bird individuals and populations and zoonotic infectious diseases. Caring about both rigorous science and animals, she was the editor-in-chief of the 2012 edition of Guidelines for the Use of Wild Birds in Research.  

Jeff Brawn

Stuart L. and Nancy J. Levenick Professor of Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Jeff Brawn is currently the Stuart L. and Nancy J. Levenick Professor of Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jeff’s research program is focused on the ecology and conservation of avian populations and communities. Jeff has worked in Panama for more than 30 years where, in collaboration with numerous colleagues and students, he has studied the demography and behavior of tropical forest birds with a recent emphasis on the effects of climate change.   

Kevin Fraser

Associate Professor, University of Manitoba


Kevin is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and leads the Avian Behaviour and Conservation Laboratory. His research focuses on the migration ecology of long-distance migratory landbirds.

Jen Walsh

Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Jen is a Research Associate in the Fuller Evolutionary Biology Lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her research focuses on applying genomic tools to address questions in avian ecology, evolution, and conservation with a focus on the genomics of adaptation to harsh environmental conditions.

Valentina Ferretti

Research Scientist, Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires-CONICET


Valentina is a Research Scientist in CONICET, Argentina. Her research focuses on the study of spatio-temporal patterns of variation of avian life histories and mating systems.