2nd All Ireland Mammal Symposium
Date: 26th & 27th October 2012
Location: National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
This autumn will see the hosting of the Second All Ireland Mammal Symposium (AIMS2012), on the 26th & 27th October 2012 at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland.
The two-day meeting hopes to encourage growth in positive public attitudes to our mammalian wildlife heritage. It will also support long term links amongst state agencies and third level institutes, while allowing access for all those involved in mammal ecology and conservation in the wider community. Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Dr Liam Lysaght says “This symposium is a highly significant event as it will showcase the large amount of high quality research which is currently being done in Ireland.”
The chairs of the symposium, Dr Ruth Carden and Dr Allan McDevitt, recently published a ground breaking paper on the origins of the Killarney National Park red deer population. “Mammals play a variety of vital roles within ecosystems” states Dr Carden, “by understanding their history and current status we can secure their future and achieve our national and international targets in halting biodiversity loss”.
Keynote addresses will be given by Prof. Xavier Lambin of University of Aberdeen and Dr Simon Berrow of Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, with further invited talks about the MISE project and Invasive Species Ireland.
The call for paper and poster abstracts closes on Friday 31st August 2012. Delegate registration is open to all and can be completed on-line at http://invasivespeciesireland.com/forum/aims-2012
Registration closes Monday the 15th of October 2012.
AIMS2012 is supported by the Heritage Council, NPWS, National Botanic Gardens and Invasive Species Ireland.