August 17, 2011
Sandercock gives plenary lecture at international conference on migratory birds
Brett K. Sandercock, associate professor of biology, presented a plenary lecture at the fourth meeting of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group, Aug. 11-15, at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The international conference on migratory birds drew wildlife biologists from Latin America, Canada and the United States. Sandercock's lecture was "Population biology of a terrestrial shorebird: the Upland Sandpiper." His lecture was based on long-term research at grassland sites at Konza Prairie Biological Station in Kansas and northwest Uruguay. Sandercock also co-authored a paper “Age-specific demography and population dynamics of the Western Sandpiper."
Sandercock is the demographic coordinator for the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network, a consortium of research teams working on migratory shorebirds at 10 arctic field sites in northern Alaska and Canada.