Welcome to the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference
The Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to announce that the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2017 in Trondheim, Norway. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, students and citizen scientists to exchange and share their experiences in research involving all aspects of hole-nesting birds.
A welcome reception will take place on the evening of Monday 30 October.
The scientific program will start on Tuesday 31 October and end on Thursday 2 November. The program will consist of 8 sessions for 10 keynote speakers and 25 contributed speakers to present their latest research results, ideas and developments within the fields of:
- Population Dynamics
- Life-History Strategies
- Dispersal and Movement
- Climate Change
There will be exhibition space for posters, including a special poster session on Tuesday 31 October.
In addition, there will be a discussion session on Wednesday 1 November that will allow attendees to discuss research plans and challenges in 4 parallel group sessions. A central focus will be to improve communication and interactions between different groups working on hole-nesting birds across Europe.
Registration can be done at the Registration page and should occur before the September 25, 2017. The CBD will offer some grants that provide financial support for some of those who may wish to attend the conference. Those with financial need for travel and/or accommodation may apply at the registration.
Information about the submission of abstracts for talks and posters can be found at the Abstract page.
Deadline: September 25, 2017.
Genomics satellite meeting
A satellite meeting on hole-nesting birds genomics will be held on Friday 3 November (from 9:00 to ca. 15:00). The satellite meeting will take place at NTNU Gløshaugen campus (ca. 500 m northeast of the conference venue), and will consist of short presentations and discussions on topics suggested by the participants. Registration and suggestion of topics can be done by sending an e-mail to Alina Niskanen (email@example.com), who will also answer any questions related to the satellite meeting. The satellite meeting is free of charge. See the Satellite meeting page for more information.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the conference!
The Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference organizing committee:
Marcel E. Visser
Ben C. Sheldon
Stefan J.G. Vriend