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Weaver events at the PAOC

2012-10-12 (279)

In the coming week ornithologists from all over Africa will be descending on Arusha in Tanzania for the 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress, for the week of 14-21 Oct 2012.

There will be several weaver sessions:
19 Oct, Friday evening: Round Table Discussion - Weavers

20 Oct, Saturday morning
Talk - Elliott & Mtobesya - Alternative approaches to Red-billed Quelea management: mass-capture for food.

20 Oct, Saturday afternoon

Plenary - Les Underhill - The weavers: ornithological opportunity for Africa

Symposium: Weavers; with the following talks:
Michel Louette - Molecular data elucidate species limits and some relationships of Ploceus weavers.
Robert Thomson - Weaver nests as a resource to other species: the case of sociable weavers in the Kalahari.
Dieter Oschadleus - Variation in colony sizes and nest sites in weavers.
Adrian Craig - Nectar feeding by weavers (Ploceidae) and their role as pollinators.

My talk will include some general results from PHOWN (PHOtos of Weaver Nests), so thanks to all PHOWN participants!

Read more about the PAOC.

My trip is sponsored by Project for the Enhancement of Research Capacity (PERC, UCT)