CBD at ESEB 2017 in Groningen (16.08.2017)
CBD will be well represented at the ESEB 2017 conference in Groningen. Two symposiums are being organized by CBD members (Joost Raeymaekers is co-organiser of “Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics” (S24), and Irja Ratikainen is co-organiser of “Adaptation to global climate change” (S26) ). Additionally many CBD members will present our research in talks and posters. The full program can be found online here.
Hole-Nesting Birds Conference (23.05.2017)
From 30th of October to 2nd of November, 2017, CBD will organize the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, research scholars and citizen scientists to exchange and share their experiences in research involving all aspects of hole-nesting birds. The scientific program will consist of eight sessions for keynote speakers and contributed speakers to present their latest research results, ideas and challenges within the fields of population dynamics, behaviour, physiology, life-history strategies, speciation, genetics, dispersal and movement, and climate change. For more information, please visit the Conference website.
CBD organises workshop in population modelling (27.04.2017)
CBD will organize two workshops in two consecutive weeks from 28th of August to 8th of September. “Stochastic population dynamics” will be given by members of CBD and “Bayesian integrated population modeling (IPM) using JAGS” will be given by Michael Schaub and Marc Kéry. These two workshops may jointly be taken as a 7.5 credits PhD-course at NTNU. External participants are welcome to apply for one or two of the workshops as well as the PhD-course. Details about the workshop can be found here.
Quality evaluation of salmon populations (24.04.2017)
The Atlantic Salmon Committee, which consists of members from multiple institutions including CBD, has evaluated the quality of 148 Norwegian Atlantic salmon populations. Based on data on abundance and genetic integrity (genetic influence of escaped farmed salmon), only 20% were categorized as having good or very good quality. For more information see http://www.vitenskapsradet.no/