2nd International Bat Research Online Symposium (IBROS):
Daily and seasonal movements of bats

24th - 25th January 2023
09:15 - 17:00 (CET)

Bats are a highly mobile taxon. Daily and seasonal movements across landscapes or continents, respectively, make bats vulnerable to various anthropogenic threats. Understanding how, why and where bats move is critical to developing a predictive framework that can inform stakeholders on how best to protect corridors and pathways that bats require in an ever-changing environment. As part of an initiative of the EUROBATS Intersessional Working Group on Daily and Seasonal Movements of Bats, we invite you to participate in the upcoming 2nd International Online Symposium on Bat Research, which will take place on 24th – 25th January 2023. We have invited a number of keynote speakers who will report on different aspects of bat movements, with a focus on European bats. In particular, we aim to gather information from papers and studies that have used different techniques to study bat movements, such as ringing, acoustic surveys, VHF tracking, MOTUS tracking, GPS tracking and others. We invite you to contribute to this project with your scientific knowledge on bat movements. Contributions about bats from other continents are warmly welcome.

The online symposium is aimed at scientists, experts, as well as representatives of authorities and non-governmental organizations. The event will be held in English.

Registration & abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission will open soon!

Regular registration fee: 90 Euro
Reduced registration fee: 50 Euro*

*The reduced rate applies to participants resident in and affiliated with organisations of non-high-income countries (see World Bank classification) and for students and NGO employees of any country.

Abstract submission deadline: 16th October 2022 midnight CEST.

Event format & technical details

The online symposum will be delivered remotely with live lectures in Central European Time.

We will be using the video conferencing tool 'Webex'. You will need a stable internet connection for your participation in our symposium.

We highly suggest using a laptop/PC instead of a smart device to best follow along. During the symposium, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the live discussion. For good audio transmission, we recommend the use of a headset to reduce background noise. If you do not have a microphone/headset, you may as well ask questions via the chat option.

Registered participants will receive the access link to the symposium a few days prior to the event.

In addition, the symposium will be recorded and will be available for registered participants for three days afterwards, yet without the opportunity of asking questions to the presenting authors.


For organisational questions:

Josepha Prügel
Conference organisation & Leibniz-IZW Academy
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-127

Stefanie Lenz
Conference organisation & Finances
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-459

E-Mail: batsymposium@izw-berlin.de

For topic-related questions:

PD Dr. Christian Voigt
Head of Department
Department of Evolutionary Ecology
Tel: +49(0)30 5168-511
E-Mail: voigt@izw-berlin.de


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