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Waterbird Society 37th Annual Meeting and International Wader Study Group Conference WbS IWSG


When: Past
Meeting Type: Bird Meeting
Meeting Name: Waterbird Society 37th Annual Meeting and International Wader Study Group Conference
Meeting Description: The 37th annual meeting of the Waterbird Society will be in Wilhelmshaven, Germany 24-29 September 2013. The Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland", one of the oldest ornithological research institutes in the world, will be the host. The meeting venue is the Stadthalle, located in the centre of Wilhemshaven on the German North Sea coast. Please check http://www.waterbirds.org/ for updated information. Saturday 28 September 2013 will be a joint scientific day with the International Wader Study Group (IWSG),
Meeting Website: http://www.waterbirds.org/
Start Date: 24 September 2013 - 08:00 AM
End Date: 29 September 2013 - 08:00 AM
Organizations: International Wader Study Group, Waterbird Society
Location: Wilhelmshaven on the German North Sea coast
Country: Germany



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Chris Merkord
Jan 19 2013 08:34 PM
Second Announcement:

The Waterbird Society will hold its 37th annual meeting from 24 - 29 September 2013 in Germany for the first time. The Institute of Avian Research “Vogelwarte Helgoland”, one of the oldest ornithological research institutes in the world, will be the host. The meeting venue is the Stadthalle, located in the center of Wilhelmshaven on the German North Sea coast.

Main topics of the three day scientific program will be life history, migration and flyways, contamination and conservation of waterbirds. Excellent plenary speakers and interesting symposia form the basis of an attractive program, enriched by contributed papers and posters.
Plenaries will be presented by Emmanuelle Cam, Tim Dodman, Jennifer Gill, Jacob González-Solís, Ian Nisbet and Hans-Ulrich Peter.
Symposia will address: Population ecology of terns; Chemical contamination of waterbirds; Gull population changes in two worlds; Migratory connectivity in Arctic geese; Seabirds as bioindicators; Industrializing of the marine environment.

The opening reception will be held on the evening of Tuesday 24 September, the closing banquet on 28 September. Saturday 28 September will be a joint scientific day with the International Wader Study Group (IWSG) annual conference (27 - 30 September).

Wilhelmshaven can be reached easily by train from the airports Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt or Amsterdam. Wil- helmshaven is located adjacent to the “Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony”, a World Heritage site. There will be good opportunities to experience the rich biodiversity of the Wadden Sea, which provides critical habitat for both breeding and migrating waterbirds along the East-Atlantic Flyway. Mid-conference field trips will be offered on Friday 27 September. Exhibitors, including book and equipment suppliers, will be present during the meeting.

The Meeting Homepage with detailed information on registration, submission of contributions and abstracts, and on accommodation will be available in April 2013 under www.waterbirds.org

We welcome you to join us in Wilhelmshaven in September 2013!

The 37th annual meeting of The Waterbird Society is organized by the Institute of Avian Research “Vogelwarte Helgoland”, The Waterbird Society and the International Wader Study Group in cooperation with the National Park Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer and the Common Wadden Sea Secre-tariat, Wilhelmshaven