The fall 2018 meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society featured a special set of oral presentations and posters prepared primarily by students associated with Florida universities. Many of the presentations will likely lead to full-length articles, but Abstracts submitted by participants are provided here for members of the Florida Ornithological Society who could not attend the meeting and to serve as a record of the breadth of research underway by the next generation of Florida scientists.

The oral presentations and posters sessions were organized by Peter Monte (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida). Thanks to Peter for bringing the presentations together and to Shelley Gentile and Stetson University for their help organizing the meeting. The Abstracts are listed alphabetically based on the last name of the presenter (who is also listed as the email contact). All authors’ affiliated institutions are in Florida unless otherwise noted.