Scientific programme

The full conference programme is now available for download:

Full programme booklet (including information on directions and social events; pdf 2 MB)
Talks and posters
(pdf, 594 KB)

Main sessions & plenary speakers

  • Behaviour, life history and phenotypic plasticity
    Prof. Dr. Barbara Taborsky
    (Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland)

  • Social behaviour and mating systems
    Prof. Dr. Michael Cant
    (Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, UK)

  • Hormones, individual plasticity and fitness
    Prof. Dr. Michaela Hau
    (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and University of Konstanz, Germany)

  • Defaunation: species functional extinctions and their socio-ecological consequences
    (jointly organized by Leibniz-IZW and WWF Germany)
    Prof. John E. Fa
    (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia)

  • Conservation Genetics
    (jointly organized by Leibniz-IZW and EAZA)
    Prof. Mike Bruford
    (School of Biosciences and Sustainable Places Institute, Cardiff University, UK

 

Sessions & workshops

  • An introduction to the ctmmweb R package for movement analysis
    Hands-on workshop organized by
    Dr. Justin Calabrese (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA)
    Further information

  • Importance of social behaviour and application of social networks across wildlife biology and conservation
    Session organized by
    Dr. Damien Farine (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and University of Konstanz, Germany)
    Further information

  • Human-Wildlife Interactions: Coming from both sides
    Workshop organized by
    Dr. Lysanne Snijders (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany)
    Dr. Tanja Straka (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany)
    Dr. Sophia Kochalski (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany)
    Dr. Maarten Jacobs (Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands)
    Further information

  • Recent advances in capture-recapture studies with applications in wildlife research and conservation
    Session organized by
    Dr. Lucile Marescot (CEFE, CNRS, University Montpellier, University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, EPHE, IRD, France)
    Dr. Olivier Gimenez (CEFE, CNRS, University Montpellier, University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, EPHE, IRD, France)
    Further information

  • Smart tags for smart animals; but are we being smart about what we are doing with them?
    Session organized by
    Dr. Francesca Cagnacci (Fondazione Edmund Mach - Istituto Agrario San Michele All'Adige, Italy)
    Dr. Anne Berger
    (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany)
    Prof. Emiel van Loon (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Further information

  • Defaunation - from conservation science to conservation action
    Panel discussion with
    Prof. John E. Fa (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia)
    Frank Barsch (Federal Ministry for the Environmment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany)
    Martin Bostroem (KfW Development Bank, Germany)
    Andrew Tilker
    (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany)
    Marion Junkersdorf  
    (WWF Germany)
    The panel discussion is jointly organized by Leibniz-IZW and WWF Germany.
    Further information

  • New Session: Sexual conflict and adaptation to environmental change
    This session replaces the cancelled session on "Advances in gamete preservation for assisted reproduction".