John Trapp emailed me the following information:
I believe that the last time you mentioned anythingA few Google searches turned up this Auburn site, where there is a Dr. Geoffrey Hill, an M.S. student named Brian Rolek, and a list of alumni including Dr. Daniel Mennill. Note that Auburn could be described as a major southeastern university located near the Florida panhandle.
about the program for next month’s North American
Ornithological Congress was back on July 4th, when you reported finding no mention of IBWOs on the program. I noticed just today that the program now includes the following two papers on IBWOs:
Use of time-lapse surveillance cameras in the search
for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (by J. R. Hill III, R.
Rohrbaugh, M. D. Luneau, M. Lammertink, and E.
The double knock of Campephilus woodpeckers: what
should an Ivory-billed Woodpecker sound like? (by G.
E. Hill, D. J. Mennill, B. Rolek, T. Hicks, and K.
The program is available here (PDF format; 2.4MB).
Mennill's name is linked to a University of Windsor homepage here; one of Mennill's graduate students here is named Kyle Swiston. This graduate student position is currently available at the Mennill Lab.