7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife (BPG 2009)

Venue: Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

Location: 12277 Berlin - Marienfelde, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2009
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Dear Colleague
On behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) we wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to participate in the "7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife", between the 21st and 24th September 2009. The Conference will be held in Berlin, Germany.
The aim of the meeting is to foster an exchange of ideas between wildlife scientists from different disciplines with an interest in both wild and captive mammalian species.

The main topics of the conference are:
- Life History & Maternal Effects
(Pat Monaghan, Universtity of Glasgow, UK)
- Stress & Disturbance
(Marco Apollonio, Universita Sassari, Sardinien)
- Reproduction Biology
(David Wildt, Smithsonian National Zoological
Park, USA)
-Evolutionary Genomics in Conservation
(Pierre Taberlet, Université Joseph Fourier,
Grenoble, France)
-Conservation Biology
(Eric Dinerstein, senior scientist WWF USA, Washington, USA)


The Conference offers several workshops:

1. Evolutionary Genomics in Conservation
(Pierre Taberlet, Simone Sommer, IZW)

2. Communication in Mammals and Birds
(Francesco Bonnadonna, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France, Martin Dehnhard, IZW)

3. Welfare and Conservation
(Eric Dinerstein, senior scientist WWF USA, Washington, USA)

4. Nutrition and Energetics
(Carlos Martinez del Rio, University of Wyoming, USA, Sylvia Ortmann, IZW, Christian Voigt, IZW)

5. Behavioural Rhythms
(Serge Daan, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

6. Research by, in, with and for zoos, aquaria and other ex situ-institutions
(Kirstin Leus, Zoo Antwerp, Belgium)

A practical training workshop on non-invasive monitoring of hormones is also planned to run in Berlin at the IZW during the week preceding the conference; Martin Dehnhard, IZW.

You will find more information about the conference on our homepage at: http://www.izw-berlin.de/willkommen.html

Please use the information to inform your colleagues.


We like to welcome you at our „7th IZW Conference“.


Yours sincerely,


Professor Simone Sommer


Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
Phone (direct line): +49-30-5168-315
E-mail: sommer@izw-berlin.de

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Additional Information

Registration fee till 1st June 2009: >> normal fee: 120 €, reduced student fee: 60 €. Registration fee after 1st June 2009: >> normal fee: 180 €, reduced student fee: 100 €.