• Schedule
    Tuesday, 27 March, 2018

    Opening and full Conference day
    Poster session

    Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

    Full Conference day

    Thursday, 29 March, 2018

    Field trip to Nemunas River delta
    Conference dinner

    Friday, 30 March, 2018

    Morning sessions and Conference closure

  • Plenary talks
    Ray Alisauskas

    Research Scientist, Canada
    Presentation “Status of the North American Arctic Goose Populations”

    Anthony D. Fox

    Professor, Denmark
    Presentation “Status and abundance of Eurasian goose populations: winners and losers”

    Maarten Loonen

    Station leader of the Netherlands Arctic Station on Spitsbergen
    Presentation “A Barnacle Goose colony on Spitsbergen has low reproductive output but slowly adapts to climate change”

  • Workshops

    Proposals for organizing special workshops and round tables are welcome till December 1, 2017.

  • Mid-conference excursion

    Field trip to the Nemunas River floodplain. The Nemunas River delta is one of the most important staging area for geese on migration route from Western Europe towards the Russian Arctic. Annually the site is visited by 1-1.5 million geese (Greater White-fronted, Bean, Greylag, Barnacle and Lesser White-fronted Geese). During peak migration, 50,000-75,000 geese concentrate in the area, predominantly Greater White-fronted Geese.

    Suggestion for more birdwatching excursions after the conference: