The program of the 14th European Carabidologist Meeting was...

The Netherlands is neither the cheapest nor the most expensive country in Europe. To keep costs as low as possible, the organisation decided to restrict the meeting to four days. Including the excursion on Wednesday, this means that a maximum of forty lectures can be scheduled on the lecture days. We strongly emphasise that there will be plenty of room for poster presentations.

Our goal to present a varied and interesting programme is realised in our opinion. Furthermore it will be possible to attend the meeting as interested listener. A keynote speaker has been invited for every lecture day. Wednesday will be an excursion day and attending an optional post-meeting excursion to the bird-rich (and car-free) North Sea island of Schiermonnikoog is still possible.

Sunday September 13th 2009
10:00 - 22:00 Arrival and registration
Monday September 14th 2009
08:00 - 12:00Registration
09:30 - 09:45coffee
09:45 - 09:55Rikjan Vermeulen: Opening ceremony
09:55 - 10:00Announcements
10:00 - 10:25Gabor Lövei: In memoriam: Konjev Desender and Jean-Pierre Maelfait
Theme: Ground beetles and Bioindication, chaired by Dietrich Mossakowski
10:25 - 11:00Invited speaker - Matti Koivula: Carabid beetles as bioindicators - general review
11:00 - 11:20Jan Szyszko: Carabid beetles as bioindicators of ecological landscapes
11:20 - 11:40coffee break
11:40 - 12:00Ruslan Butovsky: Heavy metals in carabid beetles
12:00 - 12:20Axel Schwerk: Model of succession on degraded areas based on carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
12:20 - 12:40Michael Gerisch: Suitability of ground beetles as indicator for hydrological conditions in floodplain grasslands
12:40 - 14:00lunch
Theme: Nature restoration and management, chaired by Jan Szyszko
14:00 - 14:20Pauline Garbalinska: A 6-year survey from Puszcza Piska (NE Poland): ground beetles (Col.: Carabidae) as bioindicators of spontaneous regenerative succession of forest ecosystem after its disturbance by a hurricane
14:20 - 14:40Jarosław Skłodowski: Effects of different soil preparation techniques and sampling intensity on carabid beetles inhabiting former fallow fields
14:40 - 15:00Johan Kotze: Effects of habitat edges and trampling intensity on the distribution patterns of ground beetles in urban forests in Helsinki and Edmonton
15:00 - 15:20coffee break
15:20 - 15:40Toos van Noordwijk: Effects of 25 years of restoration management on carabid beetles in Dutch chalk grasslands
15:40 - 16:00Ingmar Harry: Results of a six-year case study on the influence of grazing on carabids in the Bavarian Alps
16:00 - 16:20coffee break
16:20 - 16:40Emmanuelle Dauffy-Richard: Does floodplain landscape composition affect carabid communities found in poplar plantations?
16:40 - 17:00Zoltan Elek: The role of poplar plantations in the conservation of ground beetles assemblages in the Seine, Aube and Marne floodplains (France)
17:00 - 18:00build up posters
18:00 - 20:00free
20:00 - ??:??Icebreaker
Tuesday September 15th 2009
09:00 - 09:05Announcements
Theme: Information and interpretation, databases and pitfalls - chaired by Thorsten Assmann
09:05 - 09:40Invited speaker - Wolfgang Lorenz: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) from the point of view of a carabidologist: first impressions and some ideas for next steps to be made
09:40 - 10:00Andrey Matalin: The demographic interpretation of Carabidae catches by pitfall traps
10:00 - 10:20Pavel Saska: Estimating the effect of temperature on pitfall catches of carabid beetles; a proof of principle
10:20 - 10:40Lyubomir Penev: At the frontline of publishing in systematic zoology: A presentation of ZooKeys
10:40 - 11:00Colin Bergeron: Pitfall trapping of ground dwelling arthropods in the boreal forest
11:00 - 11:20coffee break
11:20 - 11:40Gabor Lövei: Can carabidologists spot a pitfall? The non-equivalence of two components of sampling effort, the number of sampling units and sampling period?
11:40 - 12:00Rob Hengeveld: Pitfall trapping in a spatial context. The efficiency of single traps
12:00 - 12:20Ortwin Bleich: The internet-project
12:20 - 12:40Dietrich Mossakowski: A plea for qualitative aspects for the interpretation of ecological field data
12:40 - 14:00lunch
Theme: Long-term research - chaired by Lyubomir Penev
14:00 - 14:20Jan Meijer: 40 years of pitfall sampling in the Lauwerszeepolder reclaimed in 1969
Announcement optional excursion to the sites.
14:20 - 14:40Julien Pétillon: Changes in salt-marsh carabid assemblages after an invasion by Elymus athericus as revealed by long-term pitfall trapping
14:40 - 15:00Roberto Pizzolotto: 30 years of Carabid sampling in Italy: a data bank for studying global climate change
15:00 - 15:20coffee break
15:20 - 15:40Thorsten Assmann: Ground beetles and global change: first results from ongoing studies on case study species
15:40 - 16:00Wilfried Paarmann: Long term pitfall trapping in two German gardens
16:00 - 16:20coffee break
16:20 - 16:40Oleg Aleksandrowicz: The steppe species invasion: changes in geographic range of some carabid species during the last thirty years in the Belarus
16:40 - 17:00Frederik Hendrickx: Carabids as indicators to assess biodiversity loss at the landscape scale in European agricultural areas: dispersal ability as a driving force
17:00 - 18:00poster session
18:00 - ??:??free (carabeerologist meeting)
Wednesday September 16th 2009
09:30 - 09:45Talk by Mr. Munniksma, delegate from the Province of Drenthe
09:45 - 10:00Explanation of the excursion by Bas Allema and Ivo Lustenhouwer
10:00 - 12:30Excursion - part 1: The National Park Dwingelderveld. Albert Henckel, a forester of the National Forestry service (in Dutch: Staatsbosbeheer), will talk about the nature management in the park.
12:30 - 14:00lunch at the visitors centre; possibility to visit an exhibition about carabid beetles
14:00 - 17:00Excursion - part 2: The Mantingerveld Nature area. A talk will be given by Ronald Popken from the Dutch nature conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten
17:20 - 17:40Piet den Boer: Study of 50 years in Carabid dynamics at Kralo heath
17:40 - 18:00Arnold van Vliet: The impact of climate change on the phenology and population size of Carabid beetles in the Dwingelderveld and Mantingerveld, the Netherlands
18:00 - 21:00dinner and folkloristic dance show at Restaurant Meursinge in Westerbork
Thursday September 17th 2009
09:00 - 09:05Announcements
Theme: Community and population ecology - chaired by Tullia Zetto-Brandmayr
09:05 - 09:40Invited speaker - Ger Ernsting: Effects of an introduced carabid on an indigenous beetle species
09:40 - 10:00Alexander Putchkov: The ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Ukraine
10:00 - 10:20Andreja Brigic: Carabid beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Croatian peat bogs
10:20 - 10:40Radomir Jaskula: The Balkan Peninsula as a significant European hot spot for the biodiversity of tiger beetles
10:40 - 11:00Stephen Venn: Carabid communities of urban dry meadows in Helsinki
11:00 - 11:20coffee break
11:20 - 11:40Evgeniy Zinovyev: Ground-beetles and "mammoth fauna": fossil, Late Pleistocene evidence from the Urals and western Siberia
11:40 - 12:00Andreas Schuldt: Macroecology of carabid beetles - species richness endemism and cross-taxon congruence across the palaearctic
12:00 - 12:20 Additional information about the optional excursion to the Lauwersmeer polder sites of Jan Meijer on Friday and the post-meeting
12:20 - 14:00lunch
Theme: Biology and Taxonomy - chaired by Rob Hengeveld
14:00 - 14:20Bjørn Arild Hatteland: Predation by carabid beetles (Carabidae) on the invasive Iberian slug Arion lusitanicus
14:20 - 14:40Gil Wizen: Unusual trophic interaction between carabid beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibian metamorphs - a new insight
14:40 - 15:00Angela Taboada: Assessing the relative importance of morphology, life history traits, geographic range and habitat association in determining carabid beetle activity-density patterns in forest ecosystems
15:00 - 15:20coffee break
15:20 - 15:40Andrea Matern: Excessive gene flow despite differences in male genitalia: Carabus violaceus s.str. and C. violaceus purpurascens Northern Germany
15:40 - 16:00José Serrano: Phylogeny and evolution of subgenus Calathus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Sphodrini) in the Mediterranean Basin based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers
16:00 - 16:20coffee break
16:20 - 16:40Ilya Lyubechanskii: Interactions between spider and carabid communities at the north taiga of West Siberia
16:40 - 17:00closing ceremony
17:00 - 19:00relax
19:00 - 23:00conference dinner
Friday September 18th 2009
09:30Post-meeting, leave for Schiermonnikoog
On the way to Schiermonnikoog there is an optional excursion to the Lauwersmeer polder, where we will visit the sample sites of Jan Meijer (40 years of continuous sampling). The costs are € 12, including boat trip, coffee and small lunch. Further information is given on the Post-meeting page. More information will be given at the meeting.
Saturday September 19th 2009
10:00Excursion. Further details are given on the Post-meeting page
Sunday September 20th 2009
early bird?Departure

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