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Satellite symposium on Predator-prey interactions – 09.09.2024 Hohenheim

This year’s ‘German Zoological Society Meeting’ (10th to 13th September) in Hohenheim near Stuttgart will bring an exciting satellite symposium on “Predator-prey interactions: From behavioural tactics to morphological adaptations” on Monday, September 9th. Our ‘Keynote’ speakers will be:

  • Carita Lindstedt-Kareksela (University of Helsinki, Finnland)
  • Stano Pekar (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • Ralph Tollrian (Ruhr Universität, Germany)
  • Philipp Barden (New Jersy Institute of Technology, USA)

Furthermore, YOU have the opportunity to contribute a talk (15-minutes slots) or a poster on your topic related to our fearless symposiums scheme “Predator-prey interactions”, open to any aspect of this fascinating type of interaction in nature (see below). The event promises loads of opportunities to interact, socialise, and connect with people sharing similar interests.

Make sure to include our symposium when registering for the main meeting, or just register for our symposium. Following registration, please e-mail us, Inon Scharf (scharfi@tauex.tau.ac.il) and/or Sebastian Büsse (buesses@uni-greifswald.de), your abstract (max. 350 words) and indicate talk or poster.

If you have questions, feel free to ask! We are eagerly looking forward to seeing you in Hohenheim.

All the best,
Inon & Sebastian

Symposiums Abstract:

Predation is an important interaction in nature. While predators strive to spatially overlap with prey, prey do their best to avoid predators. Predators are equipped with specific morphologies, like teeth and claws, to hunt efficiently and use a variety of hunting tactics, like ambushing prey. Prey, in contrast, avoid predation by different means, like camouflage, or producing toxic materials, or protect themselves using adjusted morphology (like spines). The symposium will focus on invertebrates, and will be open to all aspects of predator-prey interactions, predator tactics to hunt prey, and prey tactics to avoid predation. We will focus on behavioral and morphological adaptation but will be also open to other fields of study, such as physiology or population dynamics.

116. DZG Meeting Stuttgart/Hohenheim – 09.-13.09.2024

  • regular morphology symposia at the main meeting
  • early bird registration will start March 15
  • we will have a Satellite symposium (see above)
  • invited speaker: Liliana D’Alba (Gent) & Brendon E. Boudinot (Washington)

>> https://dzg-meeting.de/en/welcome/




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