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European Cetacean Society (ECS) Webinar 2021

At the ECS we believe it is important for the marine mammal scientific community, not only in Europe but worldwide, to stay in touch during the corona pandemic. Hence, we are delighted to announce the final program for an ECS WEBINAR taking place between 15th to 19th March 2021, where invited experts will share their knowledge and experiences with the wider community on a range of topics covered traditionally at the ECS conferences. We hope that the program we put together is as interesting to you, as it is to us!

ECS WEBINAR 15-19 March 2021 Program

(Notice that all times referred to in this program are given in CET Central European Time; to convert to your local time check https://greenwichmeantime.com/time/to/cet-local/)

Monday, 15 March

14:50 – 15:00 (CET) – Welcome presentation to the webinar, by Dr. Joan Gonzalvo, Chair of the European Cetacean Society

15:00 – 15:50 (CET) – “Are all marine mammals affected by climate change?”, by Camille Albouy –IFREMER, Unité Ecologie et Modèles pour l’Halieutique, EMH

16:00 – 16:50 (CET) – “Cetaceans as oceanic engineers”, by Dr. Heidi Pearson – Department of Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Southeast

Tuesday, 16 March

10:00 – 10:30 (CET) – “Impacts of disturbances on marine populations – the importance of animal movements and energetics”, by Dr. Jacob Nabe-Nielsen –  Department of Bioscience, Section for Marine Mammal Research, Aarhus University

10:40 – 11:10 (CET) – “Porpoise conservation from science to regulation – basic principles illustrated by German wind farm developments”, by Dr. Michael Dähne – German Oceanographic Museum

11:20 – 11:50 (CET) – “Studying the environment and ecology of the deep diving elephant seals: 20 years of sensors development”, by Dr. Christophe Guinet – Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS-La Rochelle Université

Wednesday, 17 March

15:00 – 15:50 (CET) – “Cetacean conservation: why maths matters”, by Dr. Greg Donovan

16:00 – 16:50 (CET) – “50 years of learning from the bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay”, by Dr. Randall S. Wells – Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Thursday, 18 March

10:00 – 10:50 (CET) – “Cetacean tourism: It takes time and space”, by Dr. Rochelle Constantine – School of Biological Sciences and Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland

11:00 – 11:30 (CET) – “Narwhals in peril”, by Professor Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Greenland Institute for Natural Resources

11:40 – 12:10 (CET) – “Killer whales of the Strait of Gibraltar, an endangered subpopulation showing a disruptive behaviour”, by Dr. Ruth Esteban – Madeira Whale Museum

Friday, 19 March (Students Session)

15:00 – 15:30 (CET) – “Temporal acoustic occurrence of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) off western Ireland”, by Cynthia Barile – Marine and Freshwater Research Centre – Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

15:40 – 16:10 (CET) – “Deep-diving beaked whales dive together but forage apart”, by Jesús Alcázar-Treviño – BIOECOMAC, Departamento de Biología Animal, Edafología y Geología. Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)

16:20 – 16:50 (CET) – “Fishing practices affect the behavioural budget of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Montenegro, South Adriatic Sea”, by Laura Rudd – DMAD – Marine Mammals Research Association

The webinar is open to everyone and no registration is needed. It will be hosted by the ECS using ZOOM WEBINAR. Links to access it and other relevant details will be given closer to the date of the event.

The presentations will be recorded and posted online to render them accessible to a wider audience after the event, unless indicated otherwise by those presenters who may be sharing some sensitive material (e.g., unpublished data).

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