t is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 12th Rodens et Spatium The International Conference on Rodent Biology which will take place in Turkiye from 20th to 24th July 2009. The conference will be held at the Zonguldak Karaelmas University. Zonguldak and it has coastlines in the west and north to the Black Sea in the West Black Sea Region. Since it has a rainy climate, 52% of the Zonguldak is covered with forests that provide an excellent wildlife for the people living around. The 12th R&S will encompass four full conference days supported and sponsorized by the Tubitak. The conference also offers a chance to expand our cultural links and to make new friends and/or renew old acquaintance among rodent-busters. The conference program will offer oral & poster presentations grouped in thematic symposia covering a wide variety of topics.
" Population ecology and Community Ecology
" Phlyogeography, Phylogenetics and Systematics
" Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology and communication
" Parasitology, Applied Ecology and Rodent Management