I just returned from an excellent AOU/COS meeting in Norman, Oklahoma where I presented a study on macroevolutionary patterns of avian vocalizations. I was fairly involved with a variety of student-oriented activities, including the 10th Annual Student Quiz Bowl, an Introduction to R Workshop, and a Careers in Ornithology Workshop. I also had various meetings and interactions related to AOU committees that I serve on—I was pretty exhausted by the end of the whole thing! Although there were fewer registrants than usual, the meeting was a lot of fun socially with fantastic live bands during the Bird Jam and ample opportunities for socializing and networking. Already looking forward to next year for the NAOC in Washington D.C.!
Contact InfoNicholas A. Mason
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
215 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853