6th Irish Ornithological Research Conference
Every week on Mooney Goes Wild, our esteemed panel of experts dazzle and mesmerise the nation with their knowledge of all things botanical, zoological, ornithological, and environmental.
But they don't actually pluck this knowledge out of thin air! Richard, Eanna and Terry are obsessive about keeping up with the latest scientific research from all over the globe, as are the Mooney Goes Wild team in general!
And this weekend, the research focus is on Cork, where scientists and practitioners with a common love of birds will come together to discuss the latest research and future direction of ornithological studies.
Professor John O'Halloran is the Head of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, at University College Cork, and he has been a key figure in bringing this gathering together.
John joins the team from RTÉ's Cork studio today, to tell us what we might expect from the conference...
The 6th Irish Ornithological Research Conference takes place at the Western Gateway Building, in University College Cork this weekend, November 23rd & 24th.
This conference has been organised by the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) at UCC, with sponsorship from Environmental Protection Agency, Atkins and the Marine Institute.
Pre-registration for this event has now closed. If you wish to attend you can register at the venue from 9.00am on Saturday November 23rd. Payment by cash or cheque only on the day. For more information about the conference, visit www.ucc.ie/en/corc2013.