88th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology
The 88th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology will take place between 1st and 4th September 2014 at the campus of natural science of the university in Giessen.The meeting will be hosted by the Mammalian Ecology Group (Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany.
This year the meeting will focus on "Mammalian Ecology Research: Interrelations, Requirements & Habitats to promote the protection of biodiversity".
Details about the meeting can be found here: www.uni-giessen.de/cms/DGS-2014
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Suggestions for improvements and any contributions are very welcome (especially some small pictures of European mammal species).
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Rodens et Spatium 14
The 14th Rodens et Spatium International Conference on Rodent Biology will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 28th July - 2nd August - 2014.
The meeting brings together scientists from all over the world currently working in several research fields involving rodent biology. This provides an excellent opportunity for meeting experts and professionals, learning and sharing about the most recent findings. Rodens et Spatium joins science, education, humanism and good will, all in an informal and friendly environment.
The social and accompanying-persons programme will give you the chance to enjoy traditional Portuguese food and wine and get in touch with local traditions and customs.
Lisbon’s colourful streets, Mediterranean climate, and breathtaking views along Tagus River provide the perfect scenario to host this stimulating event.
The conference website can be found here.
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Bechstein's bat in Luxembourg
A new monograph on the ecology of Bechstein's bat in Luxembourg has just been published in the first volume of Ökologie der Säugetiere to be produced entirely in the English language.
The monograph summarises an exceptionally detailed study into the ecology of this otherwise rather poorly known species across 22 woodlands in Luxembourg. Using mist-netting and radiotracking, bats were followed to their daytime roosts, the majority of which were in woodpecker holes. Being able to locate such a large number of roosts allowed the authors, Markus Dietz and Jaques Pir, to gather detailled information about the ecological needs of this bat and to make recommendations about appropriate forest management practices for this Natura 2000 species.
A wealth of detailed information is provided in a very readable way with many colour photographs and some very attractive drawings of the bats.
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