Dinner Speakers

Sara Morris: Title TBD

aou-jenkinson-award-morris-2014For nearly three decades, Sara Morris has been using banding to answer questions about the behavior of migrating passerines, particularly in the Gulf of Maine.  With more than 30 publications to her name on topics including vector-borne disease in songbirds, night-flight calls, and stopover decision-making in wood warblers, Sara uses avian research not only as a mechanism to understand bird behavior but also as a tool to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

A professor of biology at Canisius College in Buffalo NY, Sara currently serves as the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs.  She is the lead bander at the Appledore Island Migration Station and a research associate at the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory. She is the Immediate Past President of the Wilson Ornithological Society, a life member of the Eastern Bird Banding Association, and in 2014 she received the Marion Jenkinson AOU Service Award.