afo presidents

Dr. Julie Jedlicka (left) with three past AFO presidents at the annual conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Nov. 16, 2022–Dr. Julie Jedlicka, associate professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, was elected as president of the The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) at the association’s annual conference last month. 

AFO is an international scientific society and non-profit organization that promotes field work and applied learning with birds among both academics and amateurs. Dr. Jedlicka previously served as vice president (2020-2022) and councilor of the organization since 2013. 

AFO publishes the scientific, peer-reviewed Journal of Field Ornithology and promotes the safe use of bird banding to study birds across the globe. AFO has over 870 members and just celebrated its centennial anniversary.

Dr. Jedlicka organized the recent Centennial Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at which she was elected president.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit