The next EBCC conference in Halle, Germany 2016: important dates and information

logo_birdnumbers2016_smThe early registration for the Birdnumbers 2016, EBCC conference, is still open! Please note that the deadline for submission of your contributions was extended until the end of March.
Although the first deadline for the travel grants was on 15.1.2016, please bear in mind that you can still apply for a travel grant

http://www.birdnumbers2016.de/registration/travelgrant/

Applications should be done via conference website. Later applications are allocated on first come, first serve basis.

The conference offers a wide range of topics that are at the core of EBCC area of interest:

  • Atlases and studies of avian distribution
  • Biodiversity indicators
  • Surveys and monitoring of breeding birds
  • Surveys and monitoring of waterbirds
  • Terrestrial winter bird monitoring
  • Methodologies and technologies

Under the last heading, we encourage contributors to present talks on new statistical tools and models for the analysis of bird trends and their spatial distributions; new ways to capture records using online platforms and apps, as well as novel monitoring techniques.

The ultimate goal of most organisations in the EBCC network is to understand what drives changes in bird populations and what conservation actions should be undertaken to help declining populations. We also invite talks on:

  • Causes of change in bird populations and societal responses
  • Land use change impacts, on farmland, in woodland and in other habitats
  • Climate change impacts
  • Renewable energy developments and their effects on birds
  • Changes in wintering areas: long-distance migrants and migratory connectivity
  • Evaluating the effects of conservation action and policy such as effectiveness of agri-environment schemes and the Role of protected areas

You can have a look at important dates for the conference here:

http://www.birdnumbers2016.de/info/dates/

We look forward to your applications and participation on our conference!

27.01.2016, Kai Geodeon, Organizing Committee