Last week was the BOU's annual conference at the Stamford Conference Centre at the University of Leicester. The conference theme this year was 'Avian Demography'. Here's some photos from the conference.
32 speakers presented their work at the conference including a BOU first, a live webcast from Conor McGowan in the US! Also, at the end of the conference the organisers choose the 'best student presentation' and with from a very strong field, Pip Gullett (University of Sheffield) was declared the winner with her presentation on ‘climate change and survival in Long-tailed Tits’.
The BTO’s Rob Fuller being presented with the BOU’s Godman Salvin Prize for his distinguished ornithological work, by BOU President Jenny Gill. See more
Former BOU Honorary Secretary Neil Bucknell being presented with the BOU’s Union for his oustanding contribution to the Union, by BOU President Jenny Gill. See more
Each year we have a range of posters and encourage students working on the conference theme (or if we have room on wider ornithology) to present their work. At the end of the conference the organisers choose the 'best student poster' – spot the best poster below!
John Mallord (RSPB) proving that you don’t have to be a student to get your poster accepted
Poster title: Variation in nest mortality rates in populations of Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix with different population trends