The PIF International Science Committee is an open forum of scientists from universities, NGOs, and agencies in the U.S, Canada, and Mexico dedicated to advancing scientific concepts and approaches for landbird conservation at range-wide and regional scales. The PIF Science Committee develops and maintains all aspects of the PIF Species Conservation Assessment and Population Estimates Databases (updated in 2019!), and is responsible for the writing and updating of all continental and regional PIF Bird Conservation Plans, as well as Handbooks for the PIF Databases and other technical documents (see Key Resources list at right).
The Science Committee is open to anyone interested in thinking about landbird conservation issues across large spatial scales. We have 2-hour calls on the 2nd Thursday of every month, and usually have a 3-day in-person working meeting at least once a year. The Science Committee is currently recruiting new members, so please contact the Chairs if you are interested in participating. Current major topics of interest to the Science Committee include full annual-cycle bird conservation and population modeling, landscape conservation design, regional-level species assessment score revisions for the U.S. and Canada for both the breeding and nonbreeding seasons, and population estimation.
Current Science Committee Co-chairs:
Dr. Becky Keller, Science Coordinator, Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture, American Bird Conservancy
Dr. Alaine Camfield, Manager, Priority Places Initiative, Canadian Wildlife Service