2016 Alaska Bird Conference set for Dec. 6-8

Bird researchers and managers will be converging on Cordova on Dec. 6-8 for the

Biennial Alaska Bird Conference, to report on all aspects of bird biology, management and conservation in Alaska.

Keynote speakers will be conservation biologist Steven Beissinger, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Cheryl Rosa, deputy director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Beissinger holds the A. Starker Leopold Chair in Wildlife Biology at UC-Berkeley, and served as chair of the university’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management from 2001-2004. Rose, who is based in Anchorage, was formerly with the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The conference regularly attracts between 150 and 200 participants who report on their latest findings and new initiatives.

The conference, by design, retains a welcoming atmosphere welcomes new students and ornithologists into the fold, and provides a much anticipated gathering for those who work with and care for Alaska birds.

This year’s conference is hosted by the Prince William Sound Science Center, with significant contributions from an organizing committee, scientific program committee, and awards committee.


Information on submission of abstracts, which are due Oct. 15, is online at http://www.alaskabirdconference.org/presenters/

Online registration for the event, hosted by the Prince William Sound Science Center, is available online at http://www.alaskabirdconference.org/registration/

The cost is $250 for professional attendees, $75 for students and $100 for one-day registration. There is an additional charge for banquet tickets.