I had the pleasure of visiting St. John’s Newfoundland for three days this past week. The primary reason for my trip was to accompany my fiancee as she went for a job interview at the university. I was lucky enough to be invited by Dave Wilson to give a talk at their weekly Friday afternoon Biology seminar series. My talk was entitled “The unwritten rules of bird song: understanding syntax and its role in vocal interactions in Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii). Continue reading
On Friday, I got my first official confirmation that my PhD has been awarded! My dissertation is called “Song syntax and singing behavior of Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii)”, and outlined my four years of intense study of the singing of this species.
The dissertation is currently embargoed for six months, and will then be freely disseminated on the internet through the online dissertation database called ProQuest.