13th EOU Congress 2022

Giessen, Germany
March, 14 - 18, 2022

Pre-Congress

photo: Daniel Jakli

March 12th -13th EOU2022 Giessen, Germany

Following up on the successful MLSG symposia at EOU conferences since 2015, we are ready for another dose of inspiring community-building preceding EOU2022 in Giessen, Germany, on March 12th -13th . The aim of the MLSG is to promote collaborative research to help advance flyway-scale understanding of and conservation actions for migrant landbirds. 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 presentations, workshops, and group discussions. We will focus on data sharing and collaboration, new tracking technologies and priorities for migrant landbird research and conservation.

Saturday – March 12th

[10:00 –   12:00    MLSG ExCo Meeting]

12:45   –   13:00    Arrival and welcome by MLSG

13:00   –   14:45    Plenary session I: Data sharing and collaboration

  • Samuel Ivande: Nigerian Bird Atlas Project (15+5)
  • Verena Keller: European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (15+5)
  • Stephen Baillie: EURING bird migration atlas (15+5)
  • Sarah Davidson/Wolfgang Fiedler: MoveBank (15+5)
  • Antica Culina: SPI-birds data hub (15+5)

14:45   –   15:00    Coffee break

15:00   –   16:15     Speed talks by symposium participants 1

16:15   –   17:00     Coffee break

17:00   –   18:00    Speed talks by symposium participants 2

18:00  –   20:00    Drinks

 

Sunday – March 13th

09:00  –   09:40    Plenary session II: Conservation

Juliet Vickery: Priorities for migrant landbird conservation (30+5)

09:40  –   09:50    Presentation of workshops / working group meetings

10:00  –   13:00    Parallel sessions (with coffee break)

  • Workshop 1 – Tracking technologies (Martins Briedis)
    • New developments in the analysis of tracking data
    • Q&A Session: Troubleshooting tracking studies
  • Workshop 2 – Priorities for migrant landbird research and conservation (Alain Jacot/Juliet Vickery)
    • African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan Update
  • Workshop 3 – Range-wide data sharing (Malcolm Burgess/all plenary speakers of session I)
    • How do we get data from less represented areas?

13:00 – 14:00        Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30        Synopsis from each of the parallel workshop sessions back to the whole conference

14:30 – 15:00        MLSG General meeting

15:00 – 16:00        Plenary session II: New methods in migrant landbird research

  • Steffen Hahn: Metabolic rates of migrants throughout the annual cycle (25+5)
  • Yvonne Verkuil: An avenue to quantifying arthropod diets in songbirds: application of faecal DNA metabarcoding to retrieve the relative abundances of arthropod taxa (25+5)

16:00 – 16:05        Group picture

16:05 – 16:30        Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00        Species Working Group meetings (e.g. Whinchats, Turtle Doves)

18:00 – 18:30        Synopsis from each of the group meetings back to the whole conference

18:25 – 18:30        Closing

18:30 – 20:00        Drinks

 

Monday – March 14th

08:00  –   10:00    MLSG birdwatching excursion

 

Symposium convener: Migrant Landbird Study Group

Contact: Wieland Heim, Turku University, Finland, [email protected]

With thanks to our local partners

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