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    Wednesday 5th December 2012
    16:00 Opening of registration desk
    16:15 Poster set up
    18:00 Inaugural talk by Mr. Andreu Carreras Puigdelliura (Envirnomental Representative for Barcelona's Province Council), Mrs. Marta Subirà (Catalan Government Director of Environmental Policies), Mr. Josep Mayoral (Mayor of Granollers) and Mrs. Alba Barnusell (Councilor of Culture for Granollers’ council).
    18:30 Plenary: Bioindicators and climate change in a global perspective
      Dr. Michael Willig. Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering. University of Connecticut (USA)
    19:30 Catalan wine and cheese tasting
    Thursday 6th December 2012
    Session 1: Monitoring programs and characteristics of global bioindicators
    Chairman Dr. Michael Willig. Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering. University of Connecticut (USA)
    9:00 Tropical bats: suitable candidates for long-term monitoring?
      Dr. Christoph F. J. Meyer. Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
    9:45 The use of radars to monitor migration strategies of moths
      Dr. Jason Chapman. Rothamsted Research Station (UK)
    10:30 Coffee break and posters session
    11:30 Assessing the effects of climatic change on the phenology of butterflies
      Dr. Constantí Stefanescu. Museum of Natural Science of Granollers (Catalonia, Spain)
    12:00 Bird monitoring at a continental scale: climatic debts
      Dr. Sergi Herrando. Catalan Institute of Ornithology (Catalonia, Spain)
    12:30 Roundtable 1: Requirements for global bioindicators and monitoring networks
      Speakers of this session and chairman
    13:30 Symposium lunch - Atenea Hotel (included, link to menu)
    Session 2: Bat Monitoring
    Chairman Dr. Javier Juste. Spanish Scientific Council (CSIC). Doñana Biological Station (Spain), SECEMU (Spain) & IUCN Bat Specialist Group.
    15:45 Monitoring bats in caves and mines: the impact of white-nose syndrome on hibernating bats
      Dr. Winifred F. Frick. Research Scientist, University of California, Santa Cruz (USA)
    16:30 Bat monitoring programes in the UK: achievements and perspectives
      Dr. Karen Haysom. Director of Conservation. Bat Conservation Trust (UK)
    17:15 Calculating a European bat indicator: following birds and butterflies
      Dr. Tom van der Meij. CBS Natuurstatistieken (Nederland)
    17:30 Coffee break and posters session
    17:45 How to analyse your bat data with Trim and Birdstats (and contribute to a European bat indicator). Training course.
      Dr. Tom van der Meij. CBS Natuurstatistieken (Nederland)
    18:45 Roundtable 2: Large scale bat monitoring programmes and policies
      Speakers of this session and chairman
    20:00 End of the day
    20:30 Symposium dinner (optional)
    Friday 7th December 2012
    Session 3: Effects of environmental degradation on bats
    Chairman Dr. Christoph F. J. Meyer. Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
    9:00 Using spatial modelling to study the impact of climate change on the distributions of bats
      Dr. Hugo Rebelo. Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics. University of Bristol (UK)
    9:45 Forest degradation and bats
      Dr. Danilo Russo. Facoltà di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
    10:30 Coffee break and posters session
    11:00 The impacts of extreme events on biodiversity – lessons from die-offs in flying-foxes
      Dr. Justin A. Welbergen. Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, James Cook University (Australia) & Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge (UK)
    11:30 Bats and toxic pollutants
      Dr. Jan Zukal. Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic) 
    12:00 Bats as bioindicators: from genes to ecology
      Dr. Gareth Jones. Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab. University of Bristol (UK)
    12:30 Conference closure roundtable: Basis to create a global bat monitoring program
      All chairmen and speakers
    14:00 Farewell lunch - Atenea Hotel (optional)
       

    Talks will last 35 minutes plus 10 minutes for open discussion
    All attendants will be welcome to contribute to the roundtables
    The Meeting language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation facilities

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