African Cuckoos Team at the Pan-African Ornithological Congress

Nov 25, 2022

The African Cuckoos Team had a fantastic time at the Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC15), this year held in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe. Over 275 participants from 55 countries attended this week-long congress focused on ornithology across the continent. Dr Chima Nwaogu gave a plenary talk on “Differing Priorities in the Timing of Annual Life History Events”, while Professor Claire Spottiswoode and Silky Hamama presented during a roundtable session on communities in conservation and research. Silky further presented a poster, with Claire, Jess Lund, Mairenn Attwood and Cameron Blair each giving research talks as well.

A wonderful opportunity to catch up with colleagues, hear some of the latest research, and even fit in a bit of birding on the Zambezi!

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Tanmay Dixit awarded PhD and starting Junior Research Fellowship

Tanmay’s PhD, entitled “Signatures and forgeries: optimality in a coevolutionary arms race” was awarded with no corrections. Huge thanks to collaborators and colleagues who were instrumental to this work, and to examiners James Herbert-Read and Graeme Ruxton. Tanmay will remain on the team and continue conducting fieldwork in Choma as part of the Junior Research fellowship that he is starting at Jesus College, Cambridge.

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