Welcome to the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference

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 programme will start on Tuesday 31 October and end on Thursday 2 November. The programme will consist of 8 sessions for 10 keynote speakers and 29 contributed speakers to present their latest research results, ideas and developments within the fields of:

  • Behaviour
  • Physiology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Movement
  • Speciation
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Life History
  • 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 (alinan@ntnu.no), 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:

Bernt–Erik Sæther
Marcel E. Visser
Ben C. Sheldon
Stefan J.G. Vriend

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Time and place
October 30 - November 2, 2017
Scandic Lerkendal, Trondheim, Norway


For further information on the conference, please contact Stefan Vriend.
Email: stefan.vriend@ntnu.no

For further information on the satellite meeting, please contact Alina Niskanen.
Email: alinan@ntnu.no


Organized by
Centre for biodiversity dynamics Norwegian University of Science and Technology