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.
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
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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 Ecology: Into the next 100 years
18 - 23 August 2013
London, United Kingdom