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Afro-Asian Workshops and Conferences

Network members are invited to include information about forthcoming workshops and conferences on taxonomy and other biodiversity related topics.

Currently, we have been informed of the following meetings:

Forthcoming meetings:

Conference Title: XII (12th) European Bat Research Symposium
Hosted by: Lithuanian Society for Bat Conservation
Location: Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Date: 22-26, August, 2011

Conference Title: 1st International Ornithological Congress of Southeast Asia
Hosted by: Prince of Songkla University, University of Ulm, Harrison Institute
Location: Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand
Date: 26-29 November, 2012
Website: underconstruction
Conference aim: to provide a forum for the discussion of any aspects relating to bird research and conservation in Southeast Asia


Meetings completed this year (includes abstracts for some meetings):

Conference Title: The Biodiversity Crisis in tropical Asia
Hosted by: The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: 12-15 March, 2011

Conference Title:UGC-NRCBS Summer School on Bioacoustics
Hosted by: Madurai Kamaraj University
Location: Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai - 625 021, India
Date: 14-26 March, 2011
Conference aim: Hands-on training in various methods of Audio and Video recording and analysis in bats and insects with reference to ecology, behaviour, species identification and phylogeny.
Address for correspondence: Prof. Sripathi Kandula, Convener, XI School of UGC-NRCBS programme
School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021,
Tel: 0452-2456479 / 2459873; Fax: 0452-2459873

Conference Title: Taxonomy and Systematics in Thailand
Hosted by: Faculty of Science, Naresuan University
Location: Naresuan, Pitsanulok Province, Thailand
Date: 2-4 May, 2011
Website (in Thai):
Conference aim: To gather taxonomists from all over Thailand to meet up, plan how to work together and present their taxonomic work/new species/finding etc.

Conference Title: 2nd International Southeast Asian Bat Conference
Hosted by: LIPI, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Location: Royal Hotel, Bogor, Indonesia
Date: 6-9 June, 2011
Conference aim: To gather all those with an interest in Southeast Asian bats - acoustics, behaviour, conservation, ecology, phylogeny, taxonomy...
Programme and abstracts: Download

Conference Title: 91st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists
Hosted by: American Society of Mammalogists and the Australian Mammal Society
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Date: 24-29 June, 2011
Conference aim: a meeting for those conducting research on mammals

Conference Title: The 11th African Small Mammal Symposium
Hosted by: The University of Swaziland
Location: Kwaluseni, Swaziland
Date: 3-8 July, 2011
New Email:
Third circular: information on abstract submission, registration, accommodation, committee
Fourth circular: Important dates and funding news for African delegates
Programme and abstracts: Abstracts