Dear Colleagues all over the world,
I take great pleasure in writing to you to announce the launch of the website of the International Ornithologists' Union (IOU). As you may have heard at the 2014 IOCongress in Japan, the IOU has been formally reorganized into a membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is international in scope. In order to serve our members in the best way possible, a new website has been created. Please visit http://www.internationalornithology.org/
For those of you who wish to join IOU and avail yourself of our products and services (outlined below) we encourage you to visit https://www.internationalornithology.org/application.aspx%20to%20complete%20the%20online%20membership%20form.
We trust that our website will function as an information clearing house for our members anywhere in the world, and also be the platform for exchanging and exploring ideas on ornithological topics between formal congresses or meetings. Whether you want to locate a colleague, find information on specific issues, seek information on new research tools, initiate collaboration, or explore opportunities in another country, we hope our website will serve your needs.
We encourage you to explore the content of our website and tell our Assistant Newsletter Editor, Dr. Xinhai Li ( firstname.lastname@example.org
), your needs and any and all ideas you may have to increase its functionality.
We look forward to welcoming you to our family of IOU members.
With warm regards,
Lucia Liu Severinghaus
International Ornithologists' Union
P.S. All of you who attended the IOCongress in 2014 are automatically members for the year 2015.
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Benefits of IOU Membership
Be part of an international network of ornithologists and avian biologists
Access to IOU members' contact information (available to IOU members only, a member may opt out of providing information)
Effective collaboration through IOU networks
Participate in forums and establish collaborations
Participate in Working Groups on special topics and, utilize the platform provided on the IOU website to communicate
Newsletter on a variety of issues relating to international ornithology and avian biology
Post and access announcements regarding positions (both paid and volunteer), fellowships, university programs, and other opportunities on the IOU website for international readership
Access information of meetings, workshops, discussion groups, etc. from the IOU "Events Calendar" of the IOU web page
IOCongress fee discount
Discounted IOCongress registration fee