6th International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management and 16th Rodens et Spatium, Potsdam, Germany, 3-7 September, 2018. Book of Abstracts.

Published online
17 Oct 2018
Content type
Bulletin; Conference proceedings

Jacob, J. & Eccard, J.

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The joint meeting of the 6th International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management (ICRBM) and the 16th Rodens et Spatium (R&S) conference was held 3-7 September 2018 in Potsdam, Germany. It was organised by the Animal Ecology Group of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology of the University of Potsdam, and the Vertebrate Research Group of the Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests of the Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants. Since the first meetings of R&S (1987) and ICRBM (1998), the congress in Potsdam was the first joint meeting of the two conferences that are held every four years (ICRBM) and every two years (R&S), respectively. The meeting was an international forum for all involved in basic and applied rodent research. It provided a platform for exchange in various aspects including rodent behaviour, taxonomy, phylogeography, disease, management, genetics and population dynamics. The intention of the meeting was to foster the interaction of international experts from academia, students, industry, authorities etc. specializing in different fields of applied and basic rodent research because thorough knowledge of all relevant aspects is a vital prerequisite to make informed decisions in research and application. This book of abstracts summarizes almost 300 contributions that were presented in 9 symposia: (1) Rodent behaviour, (2) Form and function, (3) Responses to human-induced changes, (4) Rodent management, (5) Conservation and ecosystem services, (6) Taxonomy-genetics, (7) Population dynamics, (8) Phylogeography, (9) Future rodent control technologies and in the workshop "rodent-borne diseases".

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