NVG online 2020 meeting

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Our 28th annual meeting will take place online, in the afternoon of the 26th of November 2020.  We have arranged two excellent speakers, namely Lars Chittka, who will deliver the Brill-Baerends lecture, as well as  Barbara Caspers, who will deliver the Dobberke lecture. In addition, we will host an online poster session where BSc, Msc and PhD students can present their work in separate, themed break-out groups. The meeting will end with our annual assembly and an award ceremony for the best student posters.

Prof. Chittka is a behavioral ecologist at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has a lifelong fascination for understanding how bees perceive the world and behave accordingly.

 Prof. Caspers is a behavioral ecologist working at Bielefeld University, Department of Animal Behaviour, Germany. She is fascinated by the functions and mechanisms of chemical communication, which she addresses in study systems ranging from zebra finches, to sea lions, salamanders and bats.

Program NVG online 2020:

12:00-13:00 Plenary Baerends Lecture by Lars Chittka, London. Are insects conscious?

13:00-14:00 Poster session – in break-out groups

14:00-14:30 Announcement of the poster prizes (PhD/MSc)

15:30-16:30 Plenary Dobberke Lecture by Barbara Caspers, Bielefeld. The sense of scent: Chemical communication in songbirds

16:30-17:30 General meeting

You will receive more detailed information on the meeting upon registration. Please register using this link

Prior to the online meeting, a digital PhD workshop is planned  on Wednesday the 25th of November. For details see here