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1 December 2004 Meetings


Congreso Nacional de Conservación de la Biodiversidad, 16–19 noviembre de 2004, Escobar, Argentina. Organizan: Fundación Temaikèn, Fundación de Historia Natural Félix de Azara, y Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas de la Universidad CAECE. Sede: Temaikèn, Ruta Provincial 25 Km. 0,700 (1625) Escobar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Página web: <>. Informes e inscripción: <>. El Congreso tendrá cuatro ejes temáticos: 1) Investigación para la conservación de la biodiversidad; 2) Educación ambiental para la conservación de la biodiversidad; 3) Gestión y manejo para la conservación in situ de la biodiversidad, y 4) Gestión y manejo para la conservación ex situ de la biodiversidad. Los resúmenes deben ser enviados por correo electrónico antes del 10 de setiembre de 2004 a: <>. Inscripción: Profesionales: $70, Estudiantes: $30. Los interesados en participar como asistentes o expositores deberán enviar la ficha de inscripción adjunta antes del 29 de octubre de 2004. Página web: <>.


Biodiversity: Science and Governance: Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Life, 24–28 January, 2005, Paris, France. Hosted by the Ministry of Research, with additional coordination by the Institut Français de la Biodiversité, the conference is part of the ongoing global effort to curb the loss of biodiversity by 2010 and ensure the long term conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. The conference will focus on changes in biodiversity, assessment tools and methodologies; the social impact of change, particularly concerning the exploitation of and trade in renewable resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry; and biodiversity governance in the context of the 2010 target and the Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on legal, economic and political aspects. For a comprehensive overview of the meeting, visit the website at <>.

2005 CTFS Symposium: Forest Dynamics Research Around the Globe, 4–5 June, 2005, STRI, Panama. Co-hosted by the Center for Tropical Forest Science and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), this two-day symposium will highlight recent findings from individual Forest Dynamics Plots of the CTFS network as well as other tropical forests addressing similar topics. Presentations will address the origin and maintenance of species diversity, the comparative biology of forest communities, global change, climate change, and biomass changes, and natural forest management, reforestation and more. For more information, please contact Marla Diaz at <>.

19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 15–19 July, 2005, Brasília, Brazil. The meeting will be held at the Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil, with the central theme of “Conservation Biology: Capacitation and Practice in a Globalized World.” The chair of the meeting will be Miguel Marini from the Zoology Department of the Universidade de Brasília. The organizing committee will be composed of professors from the Zoology Department, members of the Austral and Neotropical America Section of SCB, and other researchers, mostly from Brazil and other Latin American countries. For inquiries, please contact: SCB 2005 Local Organizing Committee, Departamento de Zoologia, IB, Universidade de Brasília, 70910-900 Brasília, DF, Brasil, telefax: + 55 61 307-3366, E-mail: <>, website: <>.

Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation – 2005 Annual Meeting, 23–29 July 2005, Uberlândia, Brazil. The venue will be the Uberlândia Convention Center. For more information write to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Kleber del-Claro, Laboratório de Ecologia Comportamental e Interações, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Caixa Postal 593, Uberlândia 38400-902, Minas Gerais, Brazil, e-mail <> or <>.

IX International Mammalogical Congress, 31 July – 5 August, 2005, Sapporo, Japan. Organizing Committee: MAMMAL2005, c/o Field Science Center, Hokkaido University, N11 W10, Sapporo 060-0811, Japan, e-mail: <>. Website: <>.

29th International Ethological Conference, 20–27 August, 2005, Budapest, Hungary. The aim for this conference is to encourage interdisciplinary discussion among representatives of all areas of behavioral biology. The conference will be hosted at the Eötvös University Convention Center on the banks of the Danube. Deadline for early registration and abstract acceptance: 1 March 2005. Final deadline for abstract acceptance: 1 May, 2005. Late registration until 1 June 2005. For more information, write to: IEC2005, Department of Ethology, Eötvös University, 1117 Budapest, Hungary, or subscribe to the e-mail newsletter at <>.

Measuring Behavior 20055 th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, 30 August – 2 September, 2005, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Measuring Behavior will offer an attractive mix of presentations, demonstrations, discussions, meetings and much more (see <> for details). Proceedings of the 2002 meeting are available at <>. Deadline for proposals of Symposia and SIGs: 1 December 2004. All presentations will deal with innovative methods and techniques in behavioral research. Topics include: behavior recording in the laboratory and field; automatic behavior recognition and pattern classification; sensor technology and biotelemetry; behavior and physiology; vocalizations, speech, gestures and facial expressions; analyzing behavior and movement; new animal models and measurement methodologies; measuring human-system interaction; innovation in teaching behavior research methods. For more information, contact Prof. Dr. Louise E. M. Vet, Program Chair, Measuring Behavior 2005, Conference Secretariat, P.O. Box 268, 6700 AG Wageningen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31-317-497677, Fax: +31-317-424496, e-mail: <>. Website: <>.

2005 Annual Meeting of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, 29 September – 1 October, 2005, Syracuse, New York, USA. Beginning with a late-afternoon ice-breaker on Wednesday, the meeting will run through Saturday, ending with an afternoon and dinner at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Regional network meetings will take place on Tuesday, 27 September, and a Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, 28 September. Accommodations are at the Genesee Grande Hotel (, which offers a variety of rooms and rates. The deadline for registration is 1 August, 2005; for more information, email a request to <> or visit their website at <>.

60th World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference, 2–6 October, 2005, New York, New York, USA. The 60th WAZA Annual Conference will be hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society and held at the Marriott Marquis hotel. The theme of the meeting will be “Wildlife Conservation: A Global Imperative for Zoos and Aquariums.” Additional information will be made available on the conference website at <>.

III Congresso Brasileiro de Mastozoologia, 12 a 16 de outubro de 2005, realizado por a Sociedade Brasileira de Mastozoologia (SBMz) e a Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), no SESC Praia Formosa em Aracruz, Espírito Santo. O evento reunirá pesquisadores, profissionais e estudantes com o objetivo de apresentar, analisar e discutir trabalhos científicos, descobertas e tendências no estudo dos mamíferos. O tema dessa edição é “Diversidade e Conservação de Mamíferos,” que será abordado sob diversos aspectos durante o evento, que contará com a participação de especialistas ligados a instituições de ensino e pesquisa nacionais e estrangeiras, bem como outros profissionais que atuam em órgãos governamentais, na iniciativa privada e em organizações não-governamentais. Somente serão aceitas inscrições pela internet. Poderá ser realizada a inscrição online do congresso até o dia 31 de maio, e o envio dos resumos podem ser feitos até o dia 30 de Junho de 2005. Mais informações: <>.

Counting Critters: Estimating Animal Abundance and Distance Sampling, 17–21 October 2005, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, USA. This five-day workshop will introduce participants to the most important methods of estimating animal abundance in a rigorous but accessible way. In the first half of the workshop, we cover plot sampling, distance sampling, markrecapture and removal methods. We explain the common key statistical concepts underlying the methods, use custom-written simulation software to understand how the methods work, and discuss which method to use when. In the second half, we focus on distance sampling in more detail. We discuss practical issues such as use of the software Distance, field methods and survey design. The workshop is aimed at anyone who needs to estimate wildlife density or abundance, and is taught by leading researchers from the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Registration for this workshop is now open. Since all of our previous workshops in the USA have been oversubscribed, we encourage everyone interested to register as soon as possible. For more details, please see <> or contact Rhona Rodger, Workshop Organizer, CREEM, University of St Andrews, The Observatory, St. Andrews, Scotland KY169LZ, tel:+44 1334 461842, fax: +44 1334 461800, e-mail:<>.

"Meetings," Edentata 2004(6), 72-74, (1 December 2004).
Published: 1 December 2004

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