New Editor Selected.—Michael T. Murphy of Portland State University has been selected as the new Editor of The Auk. Michael is an Elective Member and Fellow of the AOU and was an Associate Editor for The Auk as well as a member of the AOU Student Research Awards Committee. His graduate work at the University of Kansas was followed by a post-doc at Indiana State University and 12 years in the Department of Biology at Hartwick College before he moved to Portland State, where he is completing a term as Head of the Department of Biology. His particular areas of research interest are in the population biology and behavioral ecology of vertebrates, the conservation biology of all taxa, island ecology, and urban ecology. Michael completed a 12-year population study of the Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) in New York State and has followed this with an 8-year study of Eastern Kingbirds in Oregon. With his students, he is conducting studies of the population ecology of Spotted Towhees (Pipilo maculatus) in Portland.


(Murphy holding a Black-billed Magpie captured at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The magpie was captured as part of a study to attempt to better understand the impact of magpie nest predation on Eastern Kingbirds.)


Regular correspondence with the new Editorial Office should be addressed to The Auk, Department of Biology, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207-0751, USA. E-mail: Manuscripts must be submitted online via ScholarOne Manuscripts at

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"Announcement," The Auk 126(3), 715, (1 July 2009).
Published: 1 July 2009
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