Congress Schedule

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Time Table

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Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Saturday 23 Sunday 24
Plen1 Franz Bairlein Tim Blackburn Katherine Renton Helen James Vicki Friesen
Symp S07 To understand what birds actually see: toward a newer synthesis of visual perception and methods to study coloration S01 The avifauna of the Sino-Himalayas: history, ecology, (no?) future. S17 Avian Phylogeography in East Asia S04 Birds and agroecosystems: experiences from the tropics S06 Avian reintroductions in changing environments
Symp S10 Physiological factors influencing migratory strategies  S02 Rice fields as a model system for studying bird ecology and conservation. S25 Developmental stress beyond bird song: Can early life stressors engineer physiology and behavior for harsh environments? S21 Avian Neurosteroids: Biosynthesis and Biological Action S13 Avian dispersal: Implications for speciation, community build-up and migration 
Symp S11 Invasive species and Pacific island bird conservation S05 Recent advances in the study of Psittaciformes: breeding biology, population ecology and phylogeography. S27 Non-native birds as natural experiments: ecological and evolutionary change during biological invasions. S28 Avian cognition in natural populations S24 Fire regimes and bird population responses.
Symp S12 Evolution and behavioral adaptation of waterbirds flying in the air and in the water S14 Neural plasticity and the waxing and waning of cognition in birds S31 Birds in space: is individual variation relevant? S29 The value of long-term ringing data in ornithology S35 Lifelong individual development as an important component of life history
Symp S15 Social complexity, vocal communication and cooperation S22 Sensory and molecular genetics mechanisms of migratory traits S33 Departure decisions in nocturnal migrants S30 Ecophysiology of Circannual and Long-term Timing Mechanisms: Recent Advances S37 Genomes and the evolution of modern birds
Symp S16 Radar Aeroecology S23 Avian brood parasitism - novel findings and new puzzles S34 Effects of radiation on birds and other organisms: Chernobyl, Fukushima and beyond S38 Evolutionary Morphology of Birds: New Methods and Concepts S40 Turning the tide for East Asia’s migratory shorebirds
Symp S20 Avian nest predation: New perspectives S26 Plasticity in birdsong production S39 Ethno-ornithology: Birds, Culture & Conservation S45 Avian phylogenetics: advances in understanding of Old World passerine evolution S46 Recent insights on sexual selection from avian models
Symp S42 Nutritional satisfaction: new perspectives on how birds acquire necessary energy and nutrients S43 Ecological immunology at 30: a midlife crisis or newfound opportunity? S48 Physiological mechanisms underlying individual variation in life-history traits S47 Patterns and mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in birds  
Plen2 Kazuo Okanoya Fred Sheldon John Maina Cao Lei Hugh Possingham
Oral o01 Biogeography & Paleontology o09 Community Ecology 2 o17 Conservation 2 o25 Conservation of migratory birds S03 Light in the darkness: how does artificial night lighting influence bird behaviour and ecology?
Oral o02 Bird-human interactions o10 Conservation 1 o18 Social Interactions o26 Migration 2 S08 Why Birds Matter: Birds’ Ecological Functions, Ecosystem Services, and Value to Society.
Oral o03 Cognition & Signalling o11 Evolutionary Ecology o19 Migration 1 o27 Disease S09 Vocal communication and vocal control in sub-oscine and oscine passerines.
Oral o04 Community Ecology 1 o12 Population Structure o20 Parasites & immunity o28 Sexual Behaviour 1 S36 Colour polymorphisms
Oral o05 Conservation Techniques o13 Sexual Behaviour 2 21 Phylogeography & Phylogenetics o29 Foraging Patterns S41 Persistent organic pollutants - lasting problems and new aspects in migratory birds.
Oral o06 Reproductive Behaviour o14 Global Change o22 Physiology o30 Functional Morphology S44 New finds and old bones - integrative palaeornithology for the 21st century
Oral o07 Dispersal o15 Hormones & Stress o23 Population Ecology o31 Song  
Oral o08 Evolution o16 Life history o24 Evolutionary Morphology o32 Species conservation  
RTD01 (19:00-21:00) Restoring seabird breeding colonies invaded by rats and other introduced mammals in Japan and Korea RTD13 The birds at Fukushima-daiichi NPP and Tohoku Tsunami area, present and future, or good ornithology for and by the people RCC01 Meeting of the Research Coordination Committee on Parrots (RCCP)
RTD02 Establishing, promoting, and coordinating research needs and priorities for a globally endangered avian order, the Psittaciformes, through global cooperation RTD14 EWA ? the Ethno-ornithology World Archive RTD07 eBird: an increasingly powerful tool for science and conservation
RTD03 Discussing the causes of the population declines of Eurasian Tree Sparrows in Japan and House Sparrows in Europe  RTD15 East Asia-Australasian Flyway shorebird research and conservation needs RTD05 Avian functional morphology and the fossil record: Integrating structure and function across time
RTD04 Applications of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UAS) for Avian Studies RTD09 Restoration of Tern Breeding Colonies: State of the Art for Global Conservation Efforts
RTD08 What can we learn from flight calls of migrants? RTD06 Cooperative project for sharing monitoring data of wildfowls in East Asia
RTD10 Land bird monitoring in eastern Asia RCC02 17th Scheduled Meeting of the Research Coordination Committee on Avian Nomenclature (formerly Standing Committee on Ornithological Nomenclature)
RTD12 Current status of avian morphology RTD11 Biodiversity and the rare Japanese Murrelet at Kaminoseki: ”The Sea of Miracles” and Kaminoseki nuclear power plant planning