17-19 June 2015
UP FAMNIT, Koper, Slovenia
UTC timezone

Scientific Programme

Wedensday, 17 June 2015
 
8.00-9.00: REGISTRATION
 
9.00-9.30: OPENING SESSION: Elena Bužan: Conservation Biology towards resolving the split between “small population paradigm", and the "declining population paradigm"
 
SESSION 1: CONSERVATION GENETICS & EVOLUTION
 
9.30-10.30: PLENARY TALK 1:  Frank E. Zachos: Taxonomic inflation – species concepts and their bearing on conservation biology
 
10.30-10.45: Jernej Bravničar: Genetic introgression insights in Adriatic grayling (Thymallus thymallus aeliani) obtained from museum specimens
 
10.45-11.00: Sara Zupan: Possible links between molecular data and morphological ecotypes in False ringlet, Coenonympha oedippus (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) at the southern distribution limit
 
11.00-11.30: COFFEE BREAK
 
11.30-11.45: Živa Fišer Pečnikar: Genetic diversity and population structure of Daphne blagayana
 
11.45-12.00: Martina Lužnik: Molecular markers confirm presence of Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus, Salamandridae) in North-Eastern Slovenia
 
12.00-12.15: Elena Bužan: Genetic differentiation of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) from Alps to the central Balkans
 
12.15-14.00: POSTER SESSION
 
 
SESSION 2: PROTECTED AREAS & CONSERVATION POLICY
 
14.00-15.00: PLENARY TALK 2:  Andrej Sovinc: Parks, People, Planet: protected areas in the next decade
 
15.00-15.15: Tina Centrih: Marine biodiversity conservation in Slovenia - meeting the requirements of international conventions and European Union policy
 
15.15-15.30: Urška Koce: Establishment of Natura 2000 for marine birds in Slovenia
 
15.30.-15.45: Iztok Erjavec:  Alternative approach to nature conservation with social entrepreneurship
 
15.45-16.15: COFFEE BREAK
 
16.15-16.30: Peter Glasnović: Moehringia tommasinii, an endangered endemic plant from the Karst edge
 
16.30-16.45: Andreja Škvarč: Nature Conservation Policy - from legislation to real effect in nature in Gorenjska
 
16.45-17.00: Nataša Mori: The structural and functional role of river bed sediments and gravel bars: implications for conservation ecology
 
17.00-17.15: Carlos Cáceres: Evaluating the condition, habitat availability and distribution of Tremarctos ornatus in the National Natural Park Tama and its buffer zone
 
17.15-17.30: CLOSING SESSION
 
 
Thursday, 18 June 2015
 
8.30-9.00: REGISTRATION
 
SESSION 3: ECOSYSTEM HEALTH
 
9.00-10.00: PLENARY TALK 3: Matthew A. Mulvey: Drugs, Disease, and the Diabolical Diversity of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli
 
10.00-11.00: PLENARY TALK 4: Heidi Christine Hauffe: Worms and germs: the role of microbiodiversity in conservation
 
11.00-11.30: COFFEE BREAK
 
 
11.30-11.45: Bojan Hamer: Exploring Actinobacteria assemblages in coastal marine sediments under contrasted Human influences in the northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia
 
11.45-12.00: Vladimir Ivović: Waste dumping sites as potential foci of human toxoplasmosis
 
12.00-12.15: Primož Kmecel: Between science and politics: indices and trends of Slovene common farmland birds
 
 
12.45-13.45: POSTER SESSION
 
13.45-16.00: LUNCH BREAK
 
16.00-20.00: FIELD EXCURSION to the medieval town of Piran with the boat Solinarka, visit to the Shells and snails museum.
 
 
 
Friday, 19 June 2015
 
8.30-9.00: REGISTRATION
 
SESSION 4: LANDSCAPE & POPULATION ECOLOGY
 
9.00-10.00: PLENARY TALK 5: Scott A. Heppell: Forage alternatives, climate change, and predator persistence in the Eastern Bering Sea
 
10.00-10.30: POSTER SESSION
 
10.30-10.45: Marco Zuffi: Model-based Simulations over 500 Years Provide Insights on Demographic Structure of Turtle Populations
 
10.45-11.00: Bojan Lazar: Spatio-temporal distribution and movements of small juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the northern Adriatic Sea
 
11.00-11.15: Jure Jugovic: Amphibian selection of breeding habitats in the Karst plateau
 
11.15-11.30: Katja Poboljšaj: Is population of Moor frog (Rana arvalis) under severe decline in Mura river basin in Slovenia?
 
11.30-11.45: Tilen Genov: Dolphins have individually distinct faces: photo-identification based on facial features as a tool to enhance studies of delphinids
 
 
11.45-12.15: CLOSING SESSION