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Pre-conference symposium

21 August 2023

The day before the conference starts it will be a pre-conference symposium with its own organisers.

Migratory Landbird Study Group (MLSG) pre-conference symposium

The MLSG will be hosting a symposium on migratory land bird research on the day before the EOU conference on 21 August 2023. The symposium will consist of invited talks, speed talks from all attendees and workshops to facilitate the networking aims of the MLSG.

The symposium repeats successful events at several previous EOU and PAOC conferences. To attend please simply register for an additional day at the EOU – Monday 21 August (the EOU starts that Monday evening) and arrive a day before on Sunday 20 August.

The MLSG symposium will cost an extra €55 (25% VAT included) that can be paid when registering and paying for the EOU itself, via the EOU registration page.


09:00 Welcome and introduction to MLSG
09:15 Plenary – Dan Chamberlain & Maria Sander
The Northern Wheatear: coordinating European-wide research to understand and address migrant population declines
10:15 Tea and coffee (Note timings flexible to accommodate speed talk demand)
10:45 Speed talks to introduce/update landbird migrant people and what they are doing.
Everyone who registers for the symposium and who wants one will be given a speed talk slot. Your best opportunity to update people on what you are doing, and to find out what others are doing in migrant landbird research right now. (Note timings flexible to accommodate speed talk demand)
12:45 Lunch (Note timings flexible to accommodate speed talk demand)
14:00 Plenary – Alain Jacot
Turning science into policy for migrant landbirds
15:00 Tea and coffee
15:30 Concurrent workshops
  • Turning migrant landbird science into policy (Alain Jacot leading)
  • MOTUS – the next steps for the network and collaborative research in Europe (Lucy Mitchell leading).
    It has been 7 years since the last meeting of the European Motus ‘community’ in Lund, Sweden. Now, in an ever-changing world where joined up thinking and collaborative working are vital, this session will bring together researchers currently using the system and those who would like to use it or can see uses for it in their research, to discuss successes and new projects, important gaps, research opportunities and to identify ways to collaborate better.  The session will start with a short introduction and lead into productive discussion around areas where Motus can expand and contribute best to migration and other movement research.

Questions MLSG pre-conference symposium

For further information please email wrlc [at] st-and [dot] ac [dot] uk

The MLSG – Migratory Landbird Study Group – is a network to connect people working on migrant landbirds, whether pure research or their conservation, to facilitate both. Collaboration and communication make a difference – particularly when the solution to understanding and conserving migrants must involve all of us on the flyways working together.

Migratory Landbird Study Group logo. Illustration.