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9th Irish Bat Conference

14 - 15 October 2017


Bat Conservation Ireland's conference consists of a day of talks on Saturday Oct 14th followed by an evening wine reception. Sunday 15th will be a half day of interactive workshops and we finish up after a light lunch.

For this upcoming conference in Dublin there are two keynote speakers Dr Christian Voigt of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Germany, and Dr Danilo Russo of Naples University, Italy. Christian will present results of some of his work as co-editor of the book “Bats and the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World” while Danilo will present work on bats and ecosystem services particularly in the context of his recent research on bat insect predation in cattle grazing habitats. Invited speaker, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, will talk about her research on pipistrelle bats in Scottish conifer plantations. Irish bat researchers, workers and volunteers will also present talks on their research and experiences during a packed and informative day.

Workshops on Sunday will include sessions on Bat Rehabilitation, New Technology, Bat Sonogram Analysis, Identifying Irish Bats and Bat Mitigation.

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