Held every four years, the North American Ornithology Conference met in Washington D.C. in August where the leading scientists, researchers, world experts, and students came together for a week of education and discovery.
A small group of University of North Georgia students attended and presented their various research. Three students were part of the 160 projects chosen to formally compete from a sum of 350 applicants – among workshops, symposiums, lectures and roundtable discussions led by international experts, and interactive sessions focusing on a variety of topics such as population and community ecology, systematics and taxonomy, reproductive biology, ecotoxicology, and conservation biology.
The students who attended the conference are Stephanie Frizzell, Kate Morgan, Heather Korey, and Tonya Rahinsky. They were accompanied by Dr. Dawn Lubeski, a senior lecturer at the Gainesville Campus who specializes in biology and ornithology.