Tuesday 22nd August afternoon

Opening talks (Pasteur plenary amphitheater) : Tribute to Dick Potts

Opening plenary – Jean-Dominique Lebreton : To be or not to be a sustainable game : a demographer’s point of view


Concertation, conflict resolution and Wildlife Management (Room Rondelet) – Chair : Philippe Chardonnet, Fondation François Sommer, France

13:30-14:10 Linnell (keynote) : Coexistence between wildlife and humans: contrasting insights from wildlife management and conservation biology

14:10-14:30 Wellig et al. : Reactions of red deer (Cervus elaphus) to recreational and hunting activities

14:30-14:50 Nyman & Karppinen : How to promote the cooperation of wildlife management by using inclusion as a tool in collaborative management

14:50-15:10 Alhainen : Working with the landowners and local stakeholders for wildlife habitats

15:10-15:30 Daim et al. : Integrative sustainable wildlife management: principles, criteria and indicators for hunting, forestry, agriculture and recreation

16:10-16:30 Bunnefeld et. al. : Conflict in conservation and management of wildlife: connecting ecological and socio-economic data across Europe

16:30-16:50 Talvi : Conflicts between large predators and farmers in Estonia: value of different conservation tools.

16:50-17:10 Mathisen & Skarpe : Moose-adapted winter harvesting of Scots pine for integrated wildlife and forest management

17:10-17:30 Strauss et al. : Dispersal of wolves and lynx and their perceived effects on roe deer in the hunting districts of Lower Saxony, North Germany


Mountain wildlife (Room Sully 2) – Chair : Raphaël Arlettaz, University of Bern & Swiss Ornithological Institute

13:30-14:10 Corlatti (keynote) : What are men to mountain mammals?

14:10-14:30 Toïgo et al. : Climate change and biodemographic performance in a mountain ungulate: warm temperatures are bad for Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)

14:30-14:50 Portanier et al. : Evidences of sex-specific impacts of landscape on gene flows in a Mediterranean mouflon population

14:50-15:10 Nahlik & Dremmel : Competition between a native and a non-native ungulate – is mouflon an invasive species within Hungarian fauna?

15:10-15:30 Deschamps et al. : Capercaillie: is it a meaningful indicator for French central Pyrenees forest biodiversity?


Harvest and population size in migratory birds (Room Sully 2) – Chair : David Scallan, FACE, Belgium

16:10-16:30 Moreno et al. : Do hunting bags changes match the population trends of Turtle Dove? The case of Spain

16:30-16:50 Lormée et al. : Assessing the sustainability of European Turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) hunting along the European western flyway

16:50-17:10 Le Rest et al. : Joint modelling of data from multiple sources: an application to abundance indexes of woodcock wintering in France

17:10-17:30 Patrelle & Coquatrix : Presentation of the French National Management Plan for the Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata arquata) 2015-2020


Wildlife diseases and intoxication (Room Espace Joffre) – Chair : Yves Lecocq, IUGB President 2013, Belgium

13:30-14:10 Ryser-Degiorgis & Robin (keynotes) : From wildlife population management to planetary health – a multidisciplinary challenge

14:10-14:30 Lambert et al. : “Do nothing” as a disease management strategy for pestivirus infection in Pyrenean Chamois?

14:30-14:50 Muir et al. : Sarcocystosis in European wildfowl and the hunters’ role in surveillance of an apparently emerging wildlife infection

14:50-15:10 König : Scabies in Bavarian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) population: or why haven’t Chamois in Bavaria Scabies?

15:10-15:30 Van de Wiele : Bird flu in France since 2015: a disease of wild birds or livestock?

16:10-16:30 Vittecoq et al. : Modeling the spread of avian influenza viruses in aquatic reservoirs : a novel hydrodynamical approach applied to the Rhône delta (Southern France)

16:30-16:50 Caizergues et al. : Shot-at Tufted ducks avoid hunted areas : evidence from long term-monitoring of embedded and ingested lead shot

16:50-17:10 Miller : Beliefs and support for use of nontoxic shot among Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Hunters in Illinois, U.S.A

17:10-17:30 Cromie et al. : Approaching a tipping point for transition to non-toxic ammunition?


Perdix : Recovery of grey partridge (Room Sully 1) – Chair : Nicholas Aebischer, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK

13:30-13:50 Hajas & Farago : Recovering grey partridges : a genuine intersection of sustainable farming, wildlife conservation and management

13:50-14:10 Ewald et al. : Shoot management for grey partridge recovery over 15 years and its effects on arable flora and cereal invertebrates

14:10-14:30 Homberger et al. : Reintroduction of grey partridges : lessons from the Swiss recovery project in Geneva

14:30-14:50 Buckley et al. : The Demise and Recovery of the Grey Partridge Perdix perdix in the Wild Ireland

14:50-15:10 Manzer et al. : Life on the Fringe – can grey partridge thrive on a modern farm? 

15:10-15:30 Ewald et al. : Conserving ecosystem through sustainable use : solutions from the internet


Perdix : Population monitoring – abundance, trend (Room Sully 1) – Chair : Manel Puigcerver, University of Barcelona, Spain

16:10-16:30 Jimenez-Blasco et al. : Increase of over-wintering individuals in Spain of a transaharian migratory game bird : the Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

16:30-16:50 Puigcerver et al. : Population trends of the Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) in France and Spain conflicting data or controversial census methodologies

16:50-17:10 Cannone et al. : Spatio Temporal demographic trends of Black Grouse in the French Alps

17:10-17:30 Malone et al. : Integrating harvested wing data and mark-recapture data for age-specific abundance estimates of Northern Bobwhite populations

Wednesday 23rd August morning

Human-wildlife conflicts (Room Rondelet) – Chair : Laurent Courbois, Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, France

09:00-09:40 Massei (keynote) : Mitigating human-wildlife conflicts in an overcrowded continent: is fertility control a solution ?

09:40-10:00 Cappa et al. : Distribution and factors affecting wild boar (Sus scrofa) damage in a lowland area in northern Italy

10:00-10:20 Hahn : Success and failure of a stakeholder based approach mitigating human-wild boar conflicts in rural areas in Bavaria (South East Germany)

11:00-11:20 Rutten et al. : Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) to map agricultural damage by wild boars in Flanders, Belgium

11:20-11:40 Belova & Tarvydas : Assessment of wild boar damage in Lithuania

11:40-12:00 Pokorny et al. : A razor-wired border fence as a threat for wildlife in Southern Europe

12:00-12:20 Battoraro & Illarietti : Evaluation of the impact of winter recreational activities on a Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) population in the Gran Paradiso National Park


Predator-prey relationships (Room Sully 2) – Chair : Christophe Duchamp, ONCFS, France

09:00-09:40 Andrén (keynote) : Predator – prey interactions in human dominated landscapes

09:40-10:00 Letty et al. : Exploring predator – prey relationship through experimental reduction of red fox and its effects on brown hare population dynamics

10:00-10:20 Jacquier et al. : “Chicken-eating” foxes : isotopic evidence of individual specialisation in a rural population of red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

11:00-11:20 Braunisch et al. : Red deer abundance drives the establishment of wolves in the Western Swiss Alps

11:20-11:40 Gastineau et al. : Spatial and temporal variability of depredation on livestock by brown bear, Ursus arctos, in the Pyrenees, France

11:40-12:00 Elmhagen : Global change and the Scandinavian wildlife community – answers provided by long-term hunting bag data


Workshop : Lagomorphs in Europe: Conservation and population dynamics (Room Sully 3)

09:00-09:20 Alves : Non-invasive genetic sampling : a tool for wildlife management and conservation

09:20-09:40 Bouche et al. : Monitoring mountain hares (Lepus timidus) population by collecting faeces in winter. Developing management tools in the Ecrins national park

09:40-10:00 Hackländer et al. : Coat colour change pattern in Alpine mountains hares (Lepus timidus varronis) along an altitudinal gradient in Grisons, Switzerland : implications for game management

11:00-11:20 Lombardini et al. : Ecology of the European hare in a farmland area of Northern Italy

11:20-11:30 Strauss et al. : Long-term Population Trends on Brown Hare in Intensively Used Agricultural Landscape

11:30-11:40 Mauvy et al.  : Declining breeding success in European hare (Lepus europaeus) populations in France

11:40-11:50 Letty et al. : Impact of an outbreak of RHDV2 on a semi-natural population of European rabbits in France


Workshop : Sustainable waterbird harvest (Room Espace Joffre)

09:00-09:40 Madsen (keynote) : Getting started with adaptative management of migratory waterbirds in Europe : the challenge of multifaced interests

09:40-10:00 Le Maresquier : Adaptive Harvest Management (AHM) of waterbirds in the context of the EU Birds Directive

10:00-10:20 Trouvilliez : Waterbird conservation and sustainable use under AEWA

11:00-11:20 Johnson : Harvest management of Taiga Bean Geese in the face of demographic uncertainty

11:20-11:40 Scallan & Nagy : Information requirements and data availability to support adaptive harvest management in Europe

11:40-12:00 Williams et al. : Managing geese and the influence of different hunter typologies : hunting behaviour and motivations of Danish goose hunters


Perdix : Demography & population dynamics (Room Sully 1) – Chair : John Carroll, University of Nebraska, USA

08:40-09:00 McConnell et al. : Estimating northern Bobwhite recruitment using integrated population models

09:00-09:20 Terhune et al. : Novel Methods for Estimating Neonate Survival of Norhern Bobwhite

09:20-09:40 Baines et al. : Respiratory cryptosporidiosis : lethal and sub-lethal impacts of infection on Red Grouse, a wild gamebird of economic importance

09:40-10:00 Guzman & Arroyo : Red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa productivity in relation to weather and land use

10:00-10:20 Buner : Causes of grey partridge overwinter losses on lowland farmland in England


Perdix : Habitat occupancy (Room Sully 1) – Chair : Julie Ewald, GWCT, UK

11:00-11:20 Hagen et al. : Multi-scale occupancy models provides insights to landscape conservation needs of Lesser Prairie-Chicken

11:20-11:40 Elmore et al. : Extreme weather events create pinch points for northern bobwhite

11:40-12:00 Schöll & Hille : The grey partridge (Perdix perdix) in Vienna : population trends and habitat preferences

12:00-12:20 Burnett et al. : Grey partridge distribution in Norh America : Changing Landscapes and Environment for an Introduced Species

Wednesday 23rd August afternoon

Human & wildlife sharing habitat (Room Rondelet) – Chair : Anders Lundvall, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

13:40-14:20 Gehrt (keynote) : Carnivores among people : urban ecology of carnivores with insights from coyotes in Chicago

14:20-14:40 Peerenboom et al. : Rather talk than trap – why we need to change wildlife management concepts for urban areas

14:40-15:00 Rouco et al. : Just follow the road to find European rabbit causing damage to agriculture in southern Iberian Peninsula

15:00-15:20 Thompson et al. : Ecosystem services provided by beavers (Castor spp.)

15:20-15:40 Tari et al. : Reasons of the synurbanization of wild boar in the region of Lake Balaton


Waterbird breeding ecology (Room Rondelet) – Chair : Johan Elmberg, Kristiantad University, Sweden

16:20-16:40 Pöysä et al. : Habitat change and population decline in breeding wigeon Anas penelope

16:40-17:00 Folliot et al. : Precocity as a major determinant of Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) nesting success

17:00-17:20 Clark et al. : Northern pintails in agroecosystems : resolving trade-offs between competing conservation goals

17:20-17h40 Selivanova & Mikhantyev : Influences of climate oscillations on population dynamics of nesting ducks in the South of Western Siberia


Ecolgy of ungulates (Room Sully 2) – Chair : Patrick Duncan, CNRS, France

13:40-14:20 Gaillard (keynote) : How do ungulates respond to environmental changes in temperate ecosystems?

14:20-14:40 Debeffe et al. : Activity pattern or partially migratory male and female deer : the forage maturation hypothesis meets sexual segregation theory

14:40-15:00 Harper et al. : Seral Stage Manipulation Increases Nutritional Carrying Capacity for Cervids

15:00-15:20 Ofstad et al. : Location, location, location! Fitness consequences of choosing among habitats

15:20-15:40 Bonnot : Individual variation in stress response in Roe deer

16:20-16:40 Markussen et al. : Causes and consequences of age at first reproduction in male moose

16:40-17:00 Vanpé et al. : Old roe deer females avoid mating with old males

17:00-17:20 Ebert et al. : Sex-specific estimation of red deer population size – using non-invasive genetic sampling

17:20-17:40 Pedersen et al. : Use of DNA technology to define moose populations for management


Perdix : Management – Habitat, predators, harvest, releases (Room Sully 1) – Chair : Jérôme Duplain, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland

13:40-14:00 Jackson et al. : Partial meso-mammal predator removal positively affects northern bobwhite reproduction

14:00-14:20 Olsen et al. : Landscape-scale removal of conifers to improve sage-grouse vital rates

14:20-14:40 Ludwig & Baines : Can the restoration of heather habitat mitigate the impact of raptor predation on red grouse?

14:40-15:00 Green et al. : Adaptive harvest and habitat management of Northern Bobwhites : balancing population recovery and cultural heritage

15:00-15:20 Powell : Game bird harvest on private lands in the USA : should we manage pheasants like fish?

15:20-15:30 Souchay et al. : Investigating survival of wild and hand-reared red-legged partridges in Southern France

15:30-15:40 Fruitet et al. : Use of water throughs by the wild red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa, in the south of France. Results of 2 years of camera-trapping


Perdix : Workshop (Room Sully 1)

16:20-17:40 Bro : How to release partridges for conservation and shooting in the 21st century?


Workshop : Camera traps and their use (Room Sully 3)

13:40-14:00 Massei & Beatham : Camera traps in wildlife research : a look to the future

14:00-14:20 Huber : Lepus : introducing an all-in-one software for camera trap data treatment (from data input to analysis)

14:20-14:40 Mengulluoglu et al. : Prey preferences of Anatolian lynx in three different ecosystems in Turkey

14:40-15:00 Lombardi et al. : An integrated method for evaluating density of Roe Deer based on camera trapping and capture-mark-recapture in a forested area of high mountain

15:00-15:20 Ngama et al. : Video and camera traps to investigate animal ecophysiology and enhance wildlife management : case study on bees and elephants interactions in Gabon

15:20-15:40 Beatham et al. : Measuring the distributions and densities of wild mammals in Kosovo using camera traps and local hunting community engagement

16:20-16:40 Mengulluoglu & Ambarli : Is there a real conflict of interest between hunters and caracals in the Mediterranean Turkey?

17:00-17:20 Fischer & Félix : MCR-System : combining passive marking and MR models to evaluate wild boars (Sus scrofa) abundances


Workshop : Conservation and management on private lands (Room Espace Joffre)

13:40-14:00 Hewitt : Welcome and Introduction : Wildlife Management in the Shadow of the Human Footprint

14:00-14:20 DeYoung : Intensive Management of Native Ungulates: Conservation Success Inside a Pandora’s Box

14:20-14:40 Ortega : Livestock-Wildlife Disease Interactions in the Rural Landscape

14:40-15:00 Fulbright et al. : Managing Thermal Landscapes for Quail : An Increasingly Hot Topic

15:00-15:20 Grahmann : Working across boundaries to conserve upland gamebirds in Southern Texas : a case study

15:20-15:40 Harveson : Value in the eye of the beholder : landowner-driven restoration of Pronghorn

16:20-16:40 Strickland : Effective strategies for wild pig management in the southern U.S

16:40-17:00 Demarais : Private landowners as a source of data for research and management evaluation : deer management assistance program

17:00-17:20 Reilly : The South African game ranching industry : Quo Vadis

Thursday 24th August morning

Waterbird population management (Room Rondelet) – Chair : Jean Jalbert, Tour du Valat, France

09:00-09:20 Champagnon et al. : Effects of restocking for hunting purpose : the Mallard case

09:20-09:40 Dalby et al. : Predicting outcomes of management actions using individual-based modelling within adaptive management framework

09:40-10:00 Holm et al. : Status of the Danish action plan to reduce wounding of game by shotgun hunting

10:00-10:20 Therkildsen et al. : Status of the implementation of the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Taiga Bean Goose

11:00-11:20 Sorrenti et al. : Waterbirds hunting harvest in Italy : results from the seasons 2003-2012

11:20-11:40 Galia et al. : Trends in Teal bag in the Camargue : impact of weather and multi-scale abundance

11:40-12:00 Solokha & Gorokhovsky : Estimating waterbird harvest in Russia

12:00-12:20 Christensen : Using stable isotope analyses to assess the impact of hunting on the breeding population on Common Snipe in Denmark


Movement and Habitat use (Room Sully 2) – Chair : Sandrine Ruette, ONCFS, France

09:00-09:20 Hofman et al. : The performance of satellite telemetry in wildlife research : what does the evidence show?

09:20-09:40 Walton et al. : Here, there and everywhere : Spatial ecology of the red fox

09:40-10:00 Ranc et al. : The golden jackal (Canis aureus) in Europe : predicting habitat suitability of a rapidly establishing carnivore

10:00-10:20 Zimmermann et al. : Who is outside the door? Wolf movement in relation to human settlements


Ungulate breeding ecology (Room Sully 2) – Chair : Sonia Saïd, ONCFS, France

11:00-11:20 Sandor et al. : Characteristics of fallow deer reproduction and time of conception

11:20-11:40 Lombardi et al. : Generalized Structural Equations improve sexual selection analyses

11:40-12:00 Gamelon et al. : Reproductive allocation in pulsed-resource environment : a comparative study in two populations of wild boar

12:00-12:20 Gayet et al. : SNPs or Microsatellites? Assessing the reliability of different molecular markers to identify wild boar x domestic pig hybrids


Learning from hunted animals (Room Sully 3) – Chair : Craig Miller, Illinois Natural History Survey, USA

09:00-09:20 Landry et al. : Population demographics of West Virginia bobcats using age-at-harvest data

09:20-09:40 Miller et al. : Treasures in the Bag – Analysis of hunting statistics and trophies proves unsustainable management of Chamois (Rupicapra rupucabra) in Bavaria, Germany

09:40-10:00 König et al. : Plasticity of Non-invasive monitoring of glucocorticoid metabolite response in Capreolus capreolus – Impact of a drive hunt roe deer on annual changes of energy and quality in their diet

10:00-10:20 Hackl et al. : Non-invasive monitoring of glucocorticoid metabolite response in Capreolus capreolus – Impact of a drive hunt


Releases and reintroductions (Room Sully 3) – Chair : Roger Draycott, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK

11:00-11:20 Fusari et al. : Reintroduction of a large game species to Gilé National Reserve, Mozambique

11:20-11:40 Sabalinkiené et al. : Population quality of free-ranging European bison in Lithuania

11:40-12:00 Rousteau et al. : Dynamics and viability of a reintroduced population after 24 years of release : the case of the cinereous vulture Aegypius monachus un France

12:00-12:20 Bacon et al. : Age-dependent breeding performances of a reinforced bird population in the wild


Perdix : Ecotoxicology (Room Sully 1) – Chair : Anouk Decors, ONCFS, France

08:40-09:20 Bro (Keynote) : Pesticides and galliformes : new concerns for an old issue? Overview and perspectives of research

09:20-09:40 Mougeot et al. : Pesticide-coated seeds as a threat to red-legged partridges and other granivorous farmland birds : evidence from studies conducted in Spain

09:40-10:00 Barfknecht et al. : Post-registration field monitoring studies during drilling with imidacloprid-dressed winter cereal seeds to assess the acute risk to birds

10:00-10:20 Millot et al. : Field evidence of neonicotinoid direct toxic effects on birds


Perdix : Animal and population biology (Room Sully 1) – Chair Beatriz Arroyo, IREC, Spain

11:00-11:20 : Kallioniemi et al. : Who took the eggs – an experimental wildlife camera trap survey

11:20-11:40 Gottschalk & Beeke : Reducing nest predation in partridges by adaptation of landscape elements

11:40-12:00 Olesen : New findings in dispersal, habitat related breeding success and predation in Danish grey partridge

12:00-12:20 Bernard-Laurent et al. : The reproductive biology of Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca saxatilis) in the southern French Alps : first evidence of double nesting behaviour


Workshop : Ecology and Management of multispecies ungulate communities in Europe (Room Espace Joffre)

09:00-09:20 Cromsigt et al. : Beyond Moose – the ecology and management of multispecies ungulate systems

09:20-09:40 Spitzer : Trophic interactions in Sweden’s diverse ungulate communities

09:40-10:00 Pfeffer et al. : Impacts of diverse ungulate communities on forestry in different land-use settings

10:00-10:20 Chassagneux et al. : Does hunting affects red deer (Cervus elaphus) and wild boar (Sus scofa) spatial behaviours in the same way?

11:00-11:20 Burrell et al. : Current distributions of wild-ranging deer species in the United Kingdom

11:20-11:40 Bernard et al. : Are plan – ungulate interactions related to climate? Comparison of consumption indexes along elevation gradients across a latitudinal gradient of European sites

Thursday 24th August afternoon

Closure Plenary (Pasteur Plenary Amphitheatre)

13:40-14:40 Ken Williams : Connecting science and decision making in the management of natural resources