Nick on AOS professional society trends and challenges: Graduate student Nick Mason is the lead author on a paper out today that reports on a wide spectrum of trends and challenges related to membership in the American Ornithological Society. This survey was a major undertaking, the analyses are robust, and the trends reported (paper is open-access) here are extremely enlightening.
Nicholas A. Mason, Michael W. Butler, and Jennifer C. Owen (2016) Membership trends in the American Ornithologists’ Union and the evolving role of professional ornithological societies. The Auk: October 2016, Vol. 133, No. 4, pp. 806-811.