The 2019 Fall meeting of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society (OOS) will be held October 25-27 at the University of
Oklahoma in Norman, OK.
The Saturday morning keynote address will be given by Dr. David Pavlacky of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and is
entitled “Putting data into action: integrated monitoring as a strong foundation for bird conservation.” A Colorado
native, David received a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University (1995) and a Master’s
Degree in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming (2000). He earned a doctorate in Zoology from the
University of Queensland, Australia (2008), where he studied landscape genetics and ecology of rainforest birds. Dr.
Pavlacky first worked for the Bird Conservancy as a field technician in 1995, and he rejoined the Bird Conservancy in April
2008 to work on the spatial ecology of playa wetlands in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska. His research interests
include quantitative methods for the distribution and abundance of wildlife and landscape ecology of forest birds.
The Saturday night banquet keynote address will be given by Dr. Kira Delmore of Texas A&M and is entitled “Studying
speciation using hybrid zones; a case study with seasonal migration.” Dr. Delmore obtained her BSCH, MA and
PhD at universities in Canada (Queen’s University, Universities of Calgary and British Columbia) before spending 3 years
as a Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in northern Germany. Her research is motivated by
understanding where diversity originated in the natural world and how it is maintained. She is inspired by the varied ways
in which hybrid zones can be used to understand this topic.
Meeting agenda with additional details:
To register, please visit: www.okbirds.org