The Auk: Ornithological Advances
The Auk: Ornithological Advances is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal and the official publication of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). It was established in 1884. The journal covers the anatomy, behavior, and distribution of birds. It is named for the Great Auk, the symbol of the AOU. Since 2014, the journal is published by the American Ornithologists' Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society.
The Auk: Ornithological Advances is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and scholarship advancing the fundamental scientific knowledge of bird species and of broad biological concepts (e.g., ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, genetics) through studies of bird species. Articles often introduce or employ innovative empirical and theoretical approaches and analyses.
Topics covered in the journal, either individually or using an integrative approach, include:
Evolutionary history and paleontology Systematics and nomenclature Behavioral ecology Foraging strategies and tactics Population biology and ecology Molecular ecology Community and landscape ecology Migration and orientation Spacing patterns and habitat use Genetics and genomics Epigenetics, and evolutionary development Physiology and biochemistry Morphology and anatomy Integrative and cross-disciplinary studies Theoretical and methodological advances Thematic reviews and opinion pieces
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