The Seabird Group - 9th International Conference
1 - 3 September 2006
University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Conference Theme: 'Seabird Populations Under Pressure'
Seabird populations in Europe and elsewhere appear to be experiencing more difficulties at present than over recent decades, with declines in both population size and breeding success. The causes of these changes have been blamed on a number of factors ranging from climate change to disease. This conference aims to bring together seabird enthusiasts from a wide range of countries with an interest in discussing these issues and exchanging information, in a convivial and affordable setting.
Talks will cover the full range of pressures that seabirds experience, both in the UK and elsewhere. These include climate change, fishing, pollution (from oil or other sources), development (e.g. wind farms) and disease, as well as the potential consequences of those pressures. Papers outside this main theme will also be considered. The aim is to put together a diverse and stimulating programme so contributions on all aspects of relevant seabird biology and pressures are invited, either as 15 minute oral presentations or as posters. We hope to publish selected papers.
Call for papers: deadline end February 2006 Provisional titles of papers (oral or posters) should be sent to Mark Tasker, firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to JNCC, Dunnet House, 7 Thistle Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UZ, UK
Registration Cost: £100 - This includes a wine and buffet reception on the Friday evening, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and the Conference Dinner in the historic Elphinstone Hall on Saturday evening, which will be followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh. Accommodation is not included.
How to book: Booking forms will sent to Seabird Group members in spring 2006, and will be available from www.seabirdgroup.org.uk or Martin Heubeck, Sumburgh Lighthouse, Virkie, Shetland ZE3 9JN, UK. (email@example.com) Participation is limited to 175 people, allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for booking is 1st August 2006.
Venue & Accommodation:The venue, as for the Seabird Group's 2004 conference, will be King's College Conference Centre, which lies at the heart of the campus of the University of Aberdeen. A variety of accommodation is available on campus, just a few minutes walk from King's Conference Centre and Elphinstone Hall. Single rooms with shared toilet/shower (£22.50 per night) or en-suite rooms (£30.50 per night) are available in Crombie-Johnston Hall, or in King's Hall (singles £45.50 per night, doubles £68.50 per night). Prices include full Scottish breakfast. An allocation of rooms has also been reserved for the nights of 3rd and 4th September.
Field trips - Field-trips to local birding areas (or a whisky distillery) on Monday 4th September will be arranged if there is sufficient interest.
Created: 28th Nov 2005