The inaugural meeting of the Migrant Landbirds Study Group (MLSG) will be held at the Institute for Avian Research in Wilhelmshaven, Germany 26th to 28th March 2014.
The meeting will be themed ‘Migratory landbirds: research, monitoring and conservation’. Presentations by four invited keynote speakers (further details to follow) will be followed by themed workshops focussing on identifying research synergies, building research networks and identifying key knowledge gaps, particularly those that are necessary to advance conservation action for this suite of species.
Participation at the meeting is limited to only 80 participants, who will be required to cover their own costs of attendance.
Registration is now open. Please use the Booking Form to register and pay. You can use a credit card or your Paypal balance.
Getting to the Institute for Avian Research
The nearest international airport is Bremen. After a bus/taxi ride to the train station, trains to Wilhelmshaven are regular and take 1.5-2 hours. Visit Deutsche Bahn for timetables.
The meeting is being organised by the following people: Franz Bairlein (venue), Danae Sheehan (program), Phil Atkinson (website, payments etc) and Rien van Wijk (publicity/social media). To contact us send an email to email@example.com and it will be copied to all of us and the appropriate person will respond.
Wednesday 26 March
17h00 Brief introduction to the MLSG concept. Dr Danae Sheehan (RSPB) and Dr Borja Heredia (CMS).
17h30 Keynote speaker 1: Topic – Introduction to the broad themes of the MLSG in the context of the CMS AEMLAP. Prof. Franz Bairlein (Institute for Avian Research).
Thursday 27 March
08h30 Welcome and interactive discussion on the MLSG concept
09h30 Keynote speaker 2: Topic – Breeding season studies. (tbc)
10h30 Coffee/tea break
11h00 Round table discussions/break out groups: Breeding season studies – main issues and knowledge gaps
14h00 Keynote speaker 3: Topic – Migration studies. Kasper Thorup (University of Copehagen).
15h00 Round table discussions/break out groups: Migration studies – main issues and knowledge gaps
17h00 MLSG Inaugural General Meeting
Friday 28 March
09h00 Welcome and feedback from MLSG
09h30 Keynote speaker 4: Topic – Non-breeding season studies. Dr Will Cresswell (University of St Andrews).
11h00 Round table discussions/break out groups: Non-breeding season studies – main issues and knowledge gaps
13h00 Summing up and forward planning
13h30 Lunch and depart