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From 28 Jun 2017 until 30 Jun 2017 - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal

TiBE, Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution, is an annual meeting organized by CIBIO-InBIO. In 2017, TiBE Biologging aims to attract a wide range of researchers who use animal-attached electronic devices to study aquatic, terrestrial and aerial species, and their habitats. The term 'bio-logging' is generally interpreted has encompassing not only logger-based technologies but also state-of-the-art telemetry applications. TiBE will have as key note speakers (1) Professor David Sims whose research focuses on the movement ecology of marine predators, notably the sharks, skates and rays, (2) Yuuki Watanabe which studies the ecology and physiology of marine predators in the polar region, (3) Dina Dechmann’s research focus on energetic constraints and ecological niche of animals, as well on the evolution of brain size, and (4) Marco Martins, responsible for the development of NMR micro coils, MEMS sensors and magnetoresistive sensitive elementsand (5) Aldina Franco is interested in movement ecology and ecological responses to global change. Further speakers to be confirmed.

TiBE in general, aims to bring together senior researchers, post-graduate and graduate students working with bio-logging tools to present and discuss relevant findings. Held in an informal but stimulating scientific atmosphere, these conferences provide an excellent opportunity for strong interaction and brainstorming between students and more experienced researchers.



Auditorium & Leisure Area


Professor David Sims
David Sims is an MBA Senior Research Fellow and Leader of the Sims Lab at the Marine Biological Association. His research focuses on the movement ecology of marine predators, notably the sharks, skates and rays. David has investigated the patterns, mechanisms, causes and consequences of predator movement. The consequences of predator movement for species conservation has been a particular interest stemming from his pioneering work for more than 20 years on the behavioural ecology of the plankton-feeding basking shark.

Yuuki Watanabe 
Yuuki Watanabe is an associate professor at the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan. His main research interest is on the ecology and physiology of marine predators in the polar region. He has been focusing mainly in the foraging behaviour and energy budget of penguins and seals, the diving physiology of these animals, the biomechanical aspects that allow the animals to swim efficiently, and the impact of these animals on the marine ecosystem.

Dina Dechmann
Dina Dechmann is a staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Onithology and a research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Her main research interests are energetic constraints and ecological niche of animals, as well the evolution of brain size. Dina is particularly interested in comparing knowledge gathered from geographical comparisons such as the tropics and the temperate zones, in order to test many current theories explaining the evolution of sociality and mating systems excluding confounding influences of seasons and seasonal behaviours such as migration and hibernation.

Aldina Franco 
Aldina Franco is a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia, interested in movement ecology and ecological responses to global change. She has studied the effects of habitat loss and climate change on the distribution of northern butterfly species, at different spatial scales, and their movement in fragmented and heterogeneous landscapes. More recently, Aldina has studied the movement of white storks and quantified the importance of landfill resources for resident birds.
Marco Martins 
Marco Martins is an application engineer at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory. He is integrated in the Nano-ICs Group, being responsible for the test and characterization, system level integration and validation. NMR micro coils, MEMS sensors and magnetoresistive sensitive elements are some of the devices being evaluated for system integration and future integration. In the past, he developed the instrumentation for an Infra-Red Chamber sensor for chemical detection, a fiber optic Dip-coater for an oxygen sensor and a cell incubator temperature data logger for a research institute.



Click here to access the final programme.

Day 1

Session 1: Behavioural ecology
Opening: David Sims
Session 2: Animal behaviour and physiology
Opening: Yuuki Watanabe

Day 2

Session 3: Ecological niche and social behaviour
Opening: Dina Dechmann
Social activities:
Boat tour on Douro River

Porto wine cellars visit and tasting

Conference dinner:

Grande Hotel do Porto

Day 3
Session 4: Terrestrial animal tracking
Opening: Aldina Franco
Session 5: Technology and electronics
Opening: Marco Martins


Inês Pereira
João Ferreira
Ivo Costa

Early registration deadline: March 27th, 2017
Abstract submission deadline / Late registration deadline: June 13th, 2017


The abstract submission shall include:

  • Title;
  • Authors and affiliation;
  • Abstract (200 words);
  • Type of communication (oral/poster);
  • Session number


Please send the word files to:
Please name your file as SurnameName_P for posters or SurnameName_O for oral communications.


Early registration (until March 27th, 2017):
CIBIO-InBIO members - 30€
BIODIV 1st year (PhD/MSc students) * - Free
BIODIV 2nd – 4th years (PhD/MSc students) * - 30€
Other students* - 75€
PhDs/Researchers/Others - 120€


Late registration (until June 13th, 2017):
CIBIO-InBIO members - 45€
BIODIV 1st year (PhD/MSc students) * -  Free
BIODIV 2nd – 4th years (PhD/MSc students) * - 45€
Other students* - 100€
PhDs/Researchers/Others - 170€

* must present evidence of status.


Until June 13th, 2017:

Conference dinner - 25€

Social activities - 15€

Registration fees include: admission to conference, documentation, coffee-breaks and lunches (only for non CIBIO-InBIO members and BIODIV students). More information about the benefits associated with registration fees available on registration form.
Please express your interest in the social activities. Payment should be done until June 13th, 2017 to confirm your presence.


Click here to access the registration form.


Hotel Brazão (Please mention CIBIO-InBIO at the time of reservation)

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