Dear Colleague,

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to participate in the

5th International Berlin Bat Meeting: Are bats special?

to be held from 24th - 26th February 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

With this conference, we would like to foster an exchange of ideas related to the question ‘Are bats special?’ We are especially keen on crossing disciplinary boundaries and hope that the discussion among ecologists, geneticists, morphologists, physiologists, immunologists, virologists and conservationists will advance the field substantially. We suggest several exciting topics as sessions or workshops. In addition, we have invited plenary speakers to review novel applications and exciting developments in their respective research areas.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin in February 2017,

Christian C. Voigt and Gábor A. Czirják
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin

The International Berlin Bat Meeting is financially supported by