Following up on the successful MLSG symposia at EOU2015 in Badajoz and PAOC2016 in Dakar, we are ready for another dose of inspiring community-building preceding EOU2017 in Turku from August 17th-18th.
The aim of the MLSG is to promote collaborative research to help advance flyway scale understanding of and conservation actions for migrant landbirds, especially along the African Eurasian Flyways. We believe knowledge-sharing is essential to achieve this. Thus, during our symposium we will actively engage all attendants to partake in a dynamic program of workshops and group discussions.
Program (more details will follow)
Thursday - August 17th
08:15 - 08:30 Arrival
08:30 - 09:00 Word of welcome by MLSG
09:00 - 12:00 Keynote lectures (invited speakers, to be announced later)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 18:00 Parallel sessions
Workshops (e.g. visualization of bird tracks in R; Ethics and best practices for tracking birds; ...)
confirmed: GIS in R, Networking
Species Working Group meetings
confirmed: Whinchat Meeting to bring together researchers currently engaged in or seeking to commence whinchat research
18:00 - 20:00 Drinks (venue to be announced)
Friday - August 18th
08:00 - 12:00 Speed talks (open to all participants, in case we cannot meet demand we prioritize young researchers and researchers from low-income countries)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Plenary lecture: identifying important questions for migrant landbird conservation
14:30 - 16:45 Group discussions (open for suggestions)
confirmed: discussion on the potential of a research group on migrants in the humid, woodland savannah region of West-Africa
16:45 - 17:30 MLSG meeting: state of affairs, future prospects and new ExCo members
17:30 - 18:00 Closing seminar
Cost and Registration
|Two days||Friday only|
|Members, students and participants from low-income countries||50 EUR||30 EUR|
|Other non-members||70 EUR||40 EUR|
Price includes participation in the symposium, lunches and coffee breaks. If you are not an MLSG member yet, you can apply for membership at www.migrantlandbirds.org and profit from the membership rates. Registration and payment for the symposium will be possible from March 1st 2017 onwards through the EOU registration website
During registration for the EOU conference you will be able to book accommodation for the MLSG symposium as well.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Turku this summer!
The MLSG ExCo
Carles Carboneras, Samantha Franks, Rien van Wijk, Lykke Pedersen, Mathilde Lerche-Jørgensen, Samuel Temidayo Osinubi, Danielle van Oijen, Will Cresswell and Wouter Vansteelant
PS: this announcement can also be downloaded as pdf for distribution here