This August I traveled to Louisville, KY to attend this year’s Ecological Society of America meeting. This conference provides attendees a great opportunity to interact with a large community of ecologists and learn about new exciting research. I presented my work on Tree Swallow response to global change to an engaged audience.
In addition to hearing about my peers’ work, I enjoyed attending the diversity of talks on urban ecology; including Dr. Diane Pataki’s plenary talk on the ecology of cultivated landscapes and the symposium on segregation as an ecological factor lead by Dr. Steward Pickett.
On the last night of the conference the BU Biogeoscience members organized a meet up to attend a minor league baseball game. Unfortunately, the Louisville Bats did not win, but we had a great time at the game and the conference!