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We are thrilled to announce that we are back with the 2nd World Bat Twitter Conference #WBTC2 and are excited to catch up with all the amazing work being carried out in aid of our beloved flying mammals.

After a particularly tough year for bat lovers, conservationists and researchers, we are pleased to build on the success of #WBTC1 last year and offer an exciting and inclusive platform to showcase all the latest bat research and conservation to a truly global audience. Unfortunately the pandemic still rages on in many countries across the world, severely limiting the exchange of ideas, the opportunity to network with people in your field or to just catch up with what’s new in the world of bats. We hope that #WBTC2 will aid in filling this void and provide an exciting opportunity to learn about bat research and conservation from around the world in the comfort of your home, office or field station.

Missed out on the 1st World Bat Twitter Conference? Catch up with all last years presentations (from over international 90 presenters!) by searching #WBTC1 on Twitter

Conference Sessions

Movement Ecology

This session will include empirical or theoretical studies into the ecology of bat movement (e.g. dispersal, foraging, flight patterns, seasonal migration, etc.) We welcome interdisciplinary research, as well as studies into the role of climate change in driving ecological processes underlying bat movement.

Population Biology

This session will include studies into the dynamics or genetics of bat populations including characteristics and factors that affect populations size and distribution. We encourage studies that utilise technical, computational or theoretical approaches to bat population biology.

Evolution & Behaviour

This session will include a wide range of empirical or theoretical studies into the evolution and behaviour of bats. This could include bat anatomy and physiology, communication, social associations as well molecular evolution or topical issues such as viral reservoirs and immune function in bats. The scope for this session is endless…


Bats In The Landscape

This session will include a wide range of empirical or theoretical studies looking at bats within the landscape, from landscape connectivity and habitat suitability modelling to ecosystem services and habitat fragmentation. We welcome submissions from bat professionals working on non-research based projects such as mitigation strategies.

Conservation

This session will focus on the extensive conservation work undertaken to study and protect bats and their ecosystems across the globe. In addition to scientific research, we also encourage submissions from conservationists working on bat conservation projects including human-wildlife conflict, habitat management, community education and engagement.

Tracking & Technology

This session will feature studies and projects that highlight advances in tracking, imaging and bioacoustic technology used to study bats and their habitats. We welcome submissions from academic researchers, bat professionals and conservationists alike.

New Conference Session for 2021
Bats In The Arts

This session will look at bats in historical and contemporary art as well as showcasing those wonderful people who are creating a positive public image of bats through a variety of artistic mediums.

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