Overview of the program

18th INTERNATIONAL BAT RESEARCH CONFERENCE

IBRC2019

18th International Bat Research Conference (18th IBRC)

28 July - 1 August 2019

The Slate, Phuket, Thailand

Day 1: Sunday, 28 July 2019

Time

Venue & Session

13.30 – 16.30​

Broome 1

Wildlife Acoustics workshop: Hands-on training on Song Meter SM4BAT FS (see more & sign up)

Broome 2

SEABCRU Call Library Workshop-Implementation of acoustics to fill the gaps of bat biodiversity information for Southeast Asia  (See more & sign up)

14:30 – 17:30

Dirty Monstera Hall

Registration

Jomon Pavillion

Poster set up

Day 2: Monday, 29 July 2019

Time

Venue & Session

8:00 – 9:00

Dirty Monstera Hall

Registration

9:00 – 9:30

Tongkah 1 + 2

Opening & welcome remarks + group photo

9:30 – 10:10

Tongkah 1+ 2

Keynote speaker 1

Emma Teeling

‘Growing old yet staying young: do bats hold the secret of extended longevity?’

10:10 – 10:40

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters session #1

10:40 – 12:40

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Molecules and morphology reveal the basis of bat evolutionary history and unique adaptations

Old World Fruit Bat Ecology and Conservation

Taxonomy, Diversity and Monitoring

12:40 – 13:45

Lunch & Poster#1

13:45 – 15:45

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Phylogeny and evolution

Old World Fruit Bat Ecology and Conservation

Taxonomy, Diversity and Monitoring

15:45 – 16:05

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters #1

16:05 – 17:35

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Phylogeny and evolution

(17.00 - 18.30 Prep for dinner)

Conservation

Taxonomy, Diversity and Monitoring

18:45 – 21:00

Welcome dinner

Fund raising for student researches on bat conservation in SE Asia

Day 3: Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Time

Venue & Session

8:30 – 9:10

Tongkah 1

Keynote speaker 2

Kevin Olival

‘Bat viral ecology: past, present, and future’

(+5 min transition)

9:15 – 10:15

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1

Broome 2

Win-win solutions for emerging infectious disease surveillance and bat conservation

Human Dimensions of Bat Conservation: Conflict, Drivers and Solutions

Diet and foraging ecology

Phylogeny and evolution 2

10:15 – 10:30

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters session #2

10:30 – 12:30

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1

Broome 2

Win-win solutions for emerging infectious disease surveillance and bat conservation

Flying foxes hunting and conservation in SE Asia

Diet and foraging ecology

Phylogeny and evolution 2

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch & Poster #2

13:30 – 14:00

Tongkah 1

Special lecture
Hans-Urich Schnitzler
‘Burst Echolocation: Another strategy of bats to detect fluttering insects in clutter’

14:00 – 16:00

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1

Broome 2

Disease ecology and parasitology

Bioacoustics 1

Diet and foraging ecology

Behaviour and community ecology

16:00 – 16:20

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters session #2

16:20 – 19:00

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1

Workshop: Bat1K- initiative to sequence to chromosome level assembly the genome of every species of living bat

Titley Scientific Acoustic Workshop

Workshop: Bat House DIY

( Sign up )

Day 4: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Time

Venue & Session

8:30 – 9:10

Tongkah 1

Keynote speaker 3

Tanja Straka

‘All Eyes on Bats: Why Understanding People benefits Bat Conservation’

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9:15 – 10:15

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

White-nose syndrome and disease ecology

Bioacoustics 2

Roosting ecology

10:15 – 10:30

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters session #2

10:30 – 12:30

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

White-nose syndrome and disease ecology

Bioacoustics 2

Roosting ecology

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch & Poster #2

13:30 – 15:30

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Microbiome and ectoparasite

Bioacoustics 2

Movement, activity and reproductive biology

15:30 – 15:45

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment & Posters session #2

15:45 – 17:50

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Wildlife Acoustics Workshop 2: Hands-on training on Song Meter SM4BAT FS

Workshop: Student and early career scientist mental health

Movement, activity and reproductive biology

17:50 – 20:00

Bat Walk + Equipment demonstration (brought to you by Wildlife Acoustics) – ( Sing up )

Day 5: Thursday, 1 August 2019

Time

Venue & Session

8:30 – 9:10

Tongkah 1

Keynote speaker 4

Sara Bumrungsri

‘Bat ecosystem service in paddy field:a global scenario’

(+5 min transition)

9:15 – 11:00

Tongkah 1

Tongkah 2

Broome 1 + 2

Ecosystem service

Bats and renewable energy developments

Adaptation and Climate/environmental change

11:00 – 11:15

Jomon Pavillion

Refreshment

11:15 – 12:30

Tongkah 1

Student awards and closing remark

12:30 – 13:40

Lunch

Post conference activities :

  1.   2-6 Aug 2019: ‘Paleotropical Bat Ecology and Conservation’ at Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla (Full)
  2.    2-5 Aug 2019: ‘Post conference trip’ at Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi provinces (reserve a seat)