Program

  • Schedule
    Preliminary programme

    27 March (Tuesday)
    8.00-8.30 Registration
    8.30-8.45 Welcome
    8.45-9.30 Keynote: R Alisauskas. Status of the North American Arctic Goose Populations
    9.30-12.00 Session I: Population dynamics
    13.30-16.00 Session II: Reproduction ecology and species interactions
    16.00-17.30 Poster session
    17.30-19.00 Workshop I: Effects of windfarms

    28 March (Wednesday)
    8.30-9.15 Keynote: M. Loonen. A Barnacle Goose colony on Spitsbergen has low reproductive output but slowly adapts to climate change
    9.15-10.00 Session III: Eco-physiology, diseases
    10.30-16.00 Session IV: Migration and stopover ecology
    16.30-18.00 Workshop II: Tracking devices

    29 March (Thursday)
    9.00-17.00 Field trip to Nemunas delta
    19.00-... Conference dinner

    30 March (Friday)
    8.30-9.15 Keynote: T. Fox. Status and abundance of Eurasian goose populations: winners and losers
    9.15-13.00 Session V: Impact of global change and anthropogenic activities
    14.00-15.30 Workshop III: Coordination of goose monitoring in Europe
    15.30-... Farewell

  • 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”

  • 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: