This is a Call For Papers for a dedicated ethnoornithology session at this year's Pan-African Ornithological Congress.
At the PAOC12 at Rawsonville, South Africa in 2008 we had two great Ethnoornithology sessions - and a Round table. You can see the presenters and Abstracts here . I think we can make this year's session ever bigger & better than 2008!
2012 is a big year for ethnoornithology. have a look at these sessions at international ethnobiology & ornithology meetings:
1 - the BOU 2012 Annual Conference: Ecosystem Services: do we need birds? Has just finished at the University of Leicester from 3 5 April 2012. There were four ethnoorn papers presented in a session entitled: Cultural Services Provided by Birds. The program - and link to Abstracts - is here .
2 - The VIII Congreso Mexican de Etnobiologica is on later this month at the Universidad Juarez in Tabasco, Mexico. See the program here .
3 - In a few hours I'll be off to Denver, Colorado for the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology from 1114 April, 2012, with the theme "Conservation and Communities". You can see more information about the small ethnoornithology session here .
4 - And next month I'm looking forward to travelling to Montepellier in France for the 13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, where Fleur Ng'weno & I will co-chair a great couple of session titled "Birds and People research from 4 continents". You can see the draft list of papers here .
Which brings me right back to October in Arusha and the ethnoornithology session at the 13th Pan-African Ornithology Congress.
Here is the Call for Paper - you have until the end of the month!
See you in Arusha ... or Denver, or Montpellier!
Follow this link to the PAOC Call For Abstracts page.
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts (300 words) are invited on any aspect of ornithology related to the aims of the PAOC. The submission deadline is 30th April, and we anticipate that decisions will be made by the end of May.
We ask that those wishing to describe projects at an early stage of development or research plans opt to present posters, leaving the limited time for oral presentations (15 minutes + 5) for those with substantial results already. Abstracts should clearly state the main research question addressed, the methods used and the most important results and conclusions.
Presentations appropriate to one of the conference symposia should indicate which is most appropriate, more general presentations need not make this choice and if approved by the scientific committee will be allocated to appropriate sessions identified later.