Here you can find some recent news and events, as well as a selection of recent papers and any new members that have joined the EGI.
Bird Ringing Demonstration at Farmoor Res Oxon, 25th February 2012
Three recent grants to Prof. Andy Gosler and his group based in Zoology and Anthropology have supported development of The Ethno-ornithology World Atlas (EWA), enhancing its usability. The EWA map (https://EWAtlas.net) shows the group’s ongoing work with local communities in S. America and India, the fruits of a new collaboration with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages (https://livingtongues.org/) , and ongoing collaboration with BirdLife International. A recent article by Jim Robbins published by the BBC gives more background: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210714-why-local-legends-about-birds-matter. See also https://ewatlas.net/news/oxford-paraguay-exchange-indigenous-community-involvement-conservation-policy and https://theconversation.com/there-are-over-7-000-english-names-for-birds-heres-what-they-teach-us-about-our-changing-relationship-with-nature-162471
We are seeking to appoint 2-3 field assistants to work on the long-term Wytham tit study – now running for 75 years – for two months in spring 2022. Duties will include collecting standardised data from nest-box breeding populations of blue and great tits, ringing parents and nestlings and collecting phenological data from trees and phytophagous insects, as well as inputting data collected in the field. Fieldwork begins in early April and continues to early June. The work is variable in intensity, with a peak in May that requires long (12 hour+) days in the field, but more flexibility away from this period.
Successful applicants will have accommodation provided on site, and, in addition, receive £1500 living expenses per month. Applications from those holding current BTO ringing permits are strongly encouraged.
Please submit application, consisting of CV, covering letter explaining relevant experience and motivation, and the names of two people who can be contacted as referees, by 15 December 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Wawman, December 6, 2021
Position: DPhil Student
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Cormorant preening, Skomer