1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Schorebird Science Meeting | May 5-8 2020 Seocheon-gun, Republic of Korea
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The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting to be held at the National Institute of Ecology, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea, 5-8 May 2020.
The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) Shorebird Science Meeting will be held at the National Institute of Ecology, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea (May 5-8, 2020). This meeting will support international efforts to study, monitor, and conserve migratory shorebirds.
Shorebird biologists, wetland ecologists, researchers, practitioners, students, land managers and other professionals working on shorebird conservation from across the EAAF are invited to participate in this meeting, allowing interchange and collaboration among shorebird scientists and conservationists across the flyway.
The scientific program will include three days of plenary lectures, symposia sessions, oral and poster presentations, species- or issue-specific workshops and side meetings. The final day will include a bird-watching field trip to the Geum Estuary intertidal area where thousands of migratory shorebirds will be staging. A “call for program content” will be issued in October/November 2019. Submissions will be evaluated by a scientific committee of international shorebird experts, chaired by Prof. Richard Fuller of the University of Queensland, and successful applicants will be contacted in early 2020 for inclusion into the program.
Local Organizers include “Jackie” Sung Ryong Kang and “Jay” Junhyup Kim of the National Institute of Ecology, Republic of Korea – a government-affiliated institute under the Ministry of Environment, which provides ecology related services including research, conservation, education, and exhibition (more local organizers and sponsors will be updated). The Organizing committee includes Jackie and Jay, as well as Dr. Rick Lanctot (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and David Li (National Parks Board, Singapore) from the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Shorebird Working Group, and Courtney Price from the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative .
Additional information will be posted on a new website soon.
Featured image: Pacific Golden Plover, 5th may 2018, Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia (c) P. Kavanagh on flickr