Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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.

Suggestions for workshops and discussion themes can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you plan to convene a Species Working Group Meeting on Thursday, please contact the organizing committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can reserve a space for you.

Venue: Natura Building, University of Turku, see below

Turku 

Final Program

 

Thursday - August 17th

08:15 - 08:45 Arrival

08:45 - 09:00 Word of welcome by MLSG

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote lecture 1: Almut Schlaich on full annual cycle research in Montagu's Harriers (Circus pygargus)

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Speed talks, First session

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Speed talks, Second session

14:30 - 15:30 Keynote lecture 2: Les Underhil on coordinating bird research on a country-wide and continental scale: a Southern African perspective

15:30 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 18:00 Parallel sessions

  • Workshops

    - visualization of bird tracking, movement and range data in R
    - effective networking across flyways
    - tracking: ethics, best practice, innovations

  • Species Working Group meetings

    - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
    - Other groups that may coalasce during the day

18:00 - 20:00 Informal Networking and Drinks (venue to be announced)

 

Friday - August 18th

08:00 - 10:00 Speed talks

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Speed talks

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Keynote lecture 3: Sam Ivande on coordinating bird research on a country-wide and continental scale: a West-African perspective

14:30 - 14:45 Introduction to group discussions

14:45 - 16:00 Informal break out for group discussions

16:00 - 16:30 Report back from different group discussions

16:30 - 17:00 MLSG meeting

 

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

Please note: in case you already registered for the EOU, but want to join for the MLSG Symposium as well, please send us an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 4 the latest.


We are looking forward to meeting you in Turku this summer!

Kind regards,

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