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5th International Berlin Bat Meeting

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to all colleagues and friends who ask the same question as we do: Are bats special? We already know that they are unique among mammals with respect to flight. Their echolocation calls are outstanding. Longevity of bats is higher than in most other similar-sized mammals. Bat immunology seems to be well adapted towards the fight against virulent pathogens. There are many things to be listed here. But why do bats seem to be special? Are they indeed special?


Join the 5th International Berlin Bat Meeting in March 2017.


The upcoming conference will ...


--> present the newest findings related to flight, echolocation, immunology, heterothermy, longevity, diversity and conservation of bats,

--> relate these disciplines to each other and

--> try to find an answer to the question: Are bats special?


Please find more information on the left sidebar. We are looking forward to meeting you in March 2017 in Berlin,


Christian Voigt & Gabor Czirjak

1st call 5th IBBM 2017
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2nd International Summer School on Stable Isotopes in Animal Ecology

When: 12-16. September 2016

Where: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin (IZW), Germany

How much does it cost: 350 Euro (includes course material, BBQ, Farewell party)

Deadline: Registration is open until 1st of June 2016


External Lecturers: 

Prof. Dr. Keith Hobson (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Prof. Dr. Roland Werner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. Len Wassenaar (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)

Dr. Elizabeth Yohannes (University of Konstanz)

Prof. Dr. Stuart Bearhop (University of Exeter)


Cesie lecturers:

PD Dr. Christian Voigt (IZW)

PD Dr. Ulrich Struck (Museum of Natural History, Berlin)

Dr. Stephanie Kramer-Schadt (IZW)

Dr. Alexandre Courtiol (IZW)


For further information please download the call below

Call: 2nd International Summer School on Stable Isotopes in Animal Ecology
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