International Mammalogical Congress

About IMC11 

IMC returns to Europe after 24 years at a time when IUCN has identified 25% mammal species as at risk.   As a venue to share concerns, concepts and techniques among professional mammalogists, IMC has never been more relevant.  IMC11 Organising Committee hopes to welcome colleagues with diverse interests in the  biology, conservation  and management of mammals from throughout the world.  IMC11 will encourage active participation in the Congress program by maximising time for spoken papers and  posters  offered by delegates.  

Queen's University Belfast is the venue and are pleased to host the 11th International Mammalogical Congress on behalf of the International Federation of Mammalogists and The Mammal Society

The conference will take place between Sunday 11th and Friday 16th August 2013. 

Following the high standards set over 40 years and most recently in Sun City (South Africa 2001), Sapporo (Japan, 2005) and Mendoza (Argentina, 2009), IMC11 Belfast (UK and Ireland) will combine internationally leading research and scholarship in mammalogy with an excellent social environment.  With the assistance of colleagues and students throughout the British Isles we will welcome delegates from throughout the world.

Ian Montgomery, Chair Local Organising Comm. on behalf of IFM


Please download details of the Conference Outline, Symposia timetable and Poster timetable.

Please download details of Presenter Information

Please download details of Oral Presentation Abstracts.

Please download details of Posters Version 5 30 July 2013

Red indicates a straight deletion from the programme.  Blue indicates a change of time and sometimes symposium or a change from poster to oral presentation.  

Poster Size Detail

Posters should be no more than 1m wide and will be fixed by Velcro which we will supply.  A1 portrait or landscape will work well.

Mammal Photography Competition

There is a photographic competition which all delegates can enter free of charge.  Selected photographs will be exhibited and voted for during IMC11.

Details of the competition can be found by visiting

Please click on the link below for a Virtual Issue of Mammal Review


The Logo

The logo combines a lunula and the Irish hare.   Lunulae are metal – often gold and decorated- necklaces designating high status, produced by Neolithic peoples throughout Europe but particularly in Ireland.  The Irish hare, Lepus timidus hibernicus,  is endemic to Ireland and was present before the last glacial  maximum.   Indeed, recent genetic studies suggest divergence from continental mountain hares occurred during the middle Pleistocene, and genetic heterogeneity within Ireland and divergence from other lineages in the timidus complex, warrant species status.  It is found throughout Ireland including the International Airport (Aldergrove).  The logo was designed by Michael Montgomery.




INTECOL 2013 is being held in London and delegates to IMC11 might take advantage of the opportunity to take in two major academic congresses whilst in the UK

INTECOL 2013 Ecology: Into the next 100 years

18 - 23 August 2013

London, United Kingdom

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