International Conference on Mixed Species Bird Flocks and Forest Conservation from 5 -10th August 2011
The phenomenon of Mixed Species Bird Flocks (MSBF), in forest system has been well documented and studied in various parts of the world. These studies have resulted in unraveling the adaptive benefits of MSBF and understanding their composition, dynamics and foraging ecology. MSBF are visible, audible and therefore have potential to be key indicator for forest quality. Yet there are many more areas to explore, especially their role in forest ecosystem and community ecology and how they should be incorporated into conservation and management plans. As the year 2011 is declared by the UN as “the year of forests”, it is most appropriate to bring together scientists throughout the world to one platform in order to plan the future of this exciting field.
The objectives of this important conference are:
To document the present knowledge on MSBF
To establish a MSBF study group
To develop a programme and strategy for the future
To highlight the importance and significance of MSBF in forest conservation and the 2020 Biodiversity targets.
Abstracts are accepted until the 31st of May 2011 for conference. For More Information