• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
V INTERNATIONAL SHRIKE SYMPOSIUM 2020 | TIME IS UP! (POSTPONED FOR 2021)
July 8-10, 2020 | CIBIO-InBIO, Campus de Vairão, Portugal
2020-07-08
 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the V International Shrike Symposium, which will be organized and hosted by CIBIO/InBIO - University of Porto at Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal.

 

Shrikes are an interesting bird group combining the features of the passerines and birds of prey. A considerable number of questions connected with their evolution, ecology and behaviour have still remained open. Many species shrink their range, dramatically decreasing their abundance. This fact was also a reason to create the International Shrike Working Group and to ensure a regular contact and international meetings among shrikeologists.


The I International Shrike Symposium was held in January 1993 in Lake Placid, Florida, and it was organized under chairmanship of Reuven Yosef from Israel. This symposium was attended by 71 participants from 23 countries. Then followed the meetings organized in Eilat, Israel (1996) and Gdansk, Poland (1999). In 2003 the IV symposium was held in Chemnitz (Germany) entailing 21 talks and 9 posters by authors from 17 countries.


The V International Shrike Symposium will be organised 8-10 July, 2020 in Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal, giving an update on recent shrike population numbers and focusing on the impact of land use and climate changes.


Furthermore, contributions will deal with exciting problems of evolution of feeding strategies, with open questions in breeding biology, distribution of food supply and suitable habitats.


Some of the contributions represent shrikes as indicators of environmental changes, other explain their mating strategies, sexual dimorphism and “monomorphism“, overlapping of the ecological demands between relative species, population status inside and on the limit of their natural areas.

 

We believe that the symposium will be an important meeting of people, new ideas and hypotheses representing not only a contribution to knowledge of life strategies of this endangered animal group, but also to their effective conservation.

 

In times when the impact of global environmental changes becomes more and more explicit, not only on shrikes, sharing of our insights is now crucial in order to wake up the world. Time is up.

 


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Joana Santana (Portugal)
Luís Reino (Portugal)
● Dries Van Nieuwenhuyse (Belgium)
● Boris Nikolov (Bulgaria)

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
● Amy Chabot (Canada)
● Norbert Lefranc (France)
● Dries Van Nieuwenhuyse (Belgium)
● Boris Nikolov (Bulgaria)
Luís Reino (Portugal)
Joana Santana (Portugal)
● Piotr Tryjanowski (Poland)
● Reuven Yosef (Israel)

 

EDITORS OF THE PROCEEDINGS
● Amy Chabot (Canada)
● Norbert Lefranc (France)
● Dries Van Nieuwenhuyse (Belgium)
● Boris Nikolov (Bulgaria)
Luís Reino (Portugal)
Joana Santana (Portugal)
● Reuven Yosef (Israel)

 

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission deadline: April 4th, 2020
Abstract acceptance: May 15th, 2020
Early registration deadline: June 1st, 2020
Late registration: June 2nd - July 7th, 2020 (both included)

 

WHERE TO STAY
Some accommodations have discount agreements with CIBIO-InBIO (refer to CIBIO at reservation).
Vila do Conde: Hotel Brasão
Póvoa de Varzim: Hotel Costa Verde
Porto: Pensão Favorita
Information on how to get to the venue here (coordinates: 41.328940, -8.672635).