“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
- Rachel Carson -
communication and outreach
To me, the most important aspect of science is the dissemination of knowledge. Not only are our projects largely funded by taxpayer money, but the only way to bring change is to try and inspire people that change is necessary, and the only way to inspire people is through the spreading of knowledge.
So, that rambling discourse over, please click on the below links to see what I am publishing these days... it's not a lot, but I hope that changes as my career continues!
date TBD - Ben-Gurion University Post-Graduate Seminar, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel
August 2023 - Combined Congress of AOS & SCO-CSO, London, Canada
July 2023 - International Congress for Conservation Biology, Kigali, Rwanda, symposium organizer
March 2023 - Learn the Birds webinar
Nov 2022 Tel Aviv University Zoology Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct 2022 Israeli Conference for Conservation Science, Tel Aviv, Israel
Aug 2022 European Congress of Conservation BIology, Prague, Czechia
July/Aug 2022 International Society of Behavioural Ecology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Aug 2022 International Ornithologists' Union, online
2022 Learn The Birds: webinar, "The Secret World of the Cape Rockjumper"
2021 American Ornithological Society and Canadian Society of Ornithologists.Online
2021 Animal Behavior Society, online
2021 FLOCK/Learn About Birds, online.
2021 Conservation Conversations, BirdLife SA, online.
2020 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Lab, Princeton University, online
2020 North American Ornithological Conference, online.
2019 Ecological Society of America, Louisville KY, USA.
2019 Hot Birds Workshop, Gobabib, Namibia
2019 Somerset West Bird Club, Somerset West, SA.
May 2018 BirdLife Overberg, Hermanus, SA
2017 DZE Post-Grad Symposium, Makhanda, SA
2017 Tygerberg Bird Club, Cape Town, SA
2017 FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Cape Town, SA
2017 Entomological and Zoological Society of South Africa, Pretoria, SA
2016 North American Ornithological Conference, Washington DC, USA
2016 Flock/Learn About Birds, Kruger National Park, SA
2015 Entomological and Zoological Society of South Africa, Makhanda, SA
2014 Cameron Conference, Halifax, CA
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Fusco et al. (2023). Population genomic structure of a widespread, urban-dwelling mammal; The eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Accepted Article, Molecular Ecology. (link to come)
Oswald, KN, & Lee, ATK. (2021). Population Viability Analysis for a vulnerable ground-nesting species, the Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus: assessing juvenile mortality as a potential area for conservation management. Ostrich, 1-5.
Oswald, KN, Smit, B, Lee, AT, Peng, CL, Brock, C, and Cunningham, SJ. (2021). Higher temperatures are associated with reduced nestling body condition in a range-restricted mountain bird. Journal of Avian Biology.
Oswald, KN, Diener, EF, Diener, JP, Cunningham, SJ, Smit, B and ATK Lee (2020). Increasing temperatures increase the risk of reproductive failure in a near threatened alpine ground-nesting bird, the Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus. Ibis doi: 10.1111/ibi.12846
Oswald, KN, Smit, B, Lee, ATK, and SJ Cunningham (2019). Behaviour of an alpine range-restricted species is described mainly by interactions between microsite-use and temperature. Animal Behaviour. 157:177-187.
Oswald, K.N., Lee, A.T.K., and Smit, B. (2018). Seasonal physiological responses to heat in an alpine range-restricted bird: the Cape Rockjumper (Chaetops frenatus). Journal of Ornithology. 159(4): 1063-1072.
Oswald, K. N. (2016). Observed instances of alarm calling in the Cape Rockjumper. Ostrich 87:285-288.
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Oswald, KN (2020). Fire and Ice Increase Nest Success. BOU Blog @theBOUblog. May 11.