WELCOME

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We invite you to join the 13th EVPMC 2023 meeting in Florence, Novoli Campus, on August 28th – September 1st, 2023.

The meeting will focus on the newest and most exciting topics covering a wide range of disciplines and taxa, including symposia on Conservation; Crop Systems; Ecology, Physiology and behaviour; Fertility control; Human-animal social conflict; Invasive vertebrates; Island conservation; New tools and methods; Pathogens and parasites; Taxonomy and genetics.

The international community of experts in vertebrate management and conservation will share their experience expertise and the latest advances, renew friendships and increase worldwide collaboration.

We send our warm greetings and hope to make the EVPMC 2023 in Florence a memorable experience for you!

Marco Zaccaroni
on behalf of the local organizing committee

CommitteeS

LOCAL ORGANIZING
COMMITTEE

CHIARA AQUILANI (Italy)
EMILIANO MORI (Italy)
SILVIA PARRINI (Italy)
CAROLINA PUGLIESE (Italy)
FRANCESCO SIRTORI (Italy)
ANDREA VIVIANO (Italy)
MARCO ZACCARONI (Italy)

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

DANIEL BAJOMI (Hungary)
JUAN F. BELTRAN (Spain)
ETIENNE BENOIT (France)
ZBIGNIEW BOROWSKI (Poland)
MORTEN ELMEROS (Denmark)
JORDI FIGUEROLA (Spain)
OTSO HUITU (Finland)
JENS JACOB (Germany)
GORAN JOKIĆ (Serbia)
VIRGINIE LATTARD (France)
HERWIG LEIRS (Belgium)
HANS-JOACHIM PELZ (Germany)
GRAHAM SMITH (United Kingdom)
EMIL TKADLEC (Czech Republic)

LOCAL ORGANIZING
COMMITTEE

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

CHIARA AQUILANI (Italy)
EMILIANO MORI (Italy)
SILVIA PARRINI (Italy)
CAROLINA PUGLIESE (Italy)
FRANCESCO SIRTORI (Italy)
ANDREA VIVIANO (Italy)
MARCO ZACCARONI (Italy)

CHIARA AQUILANI (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
EMILIANO MORI (Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze)
SILVIA PARRINI (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
CAROLINA PUGLIESE (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
FRANCESCO SIRTORI (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
ANDREA VIVIANO (Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze)
MARCO ZACCARONI (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

DANIEL BAJOMI (Hungary)
JUAN F. BELTRAN (Spain)
ETIENNE BENOIT (France)
ZBIGNIEW BOROWSKI (Poland)
JORDI FIGUEROLA (Spain)
OTSO HUITU (Finland)

JENS JACOB (Germany)
GORAN JOKIĆ (Serbia)
VIRGINIE LATTARD (France)
HERWIG LEIRS (Belgium)
HANS-JOACHIM PELZ (Germany)
GRAHAM SMITH (United Kingdom)
EMIL TKADLEC (Czech Republic)

SCIENTIFIC INFO

Topics

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Rolf Anker Ims is a Professor of Ecology at the University of  UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and the leader of the Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT). His research focuses on the dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems, especially in boreal and Arctic environments. He is interested in the impact of climate change on boreal and Arctic ecosystems and adaptive monitoring and management of populations and ecosystems.

Dr. Silke Bauer is a senior researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach, Switzerland. Her main scientific interest are animal – mainly bird – migrations, especially their large-scale patterns and timing. Although much of her research has been devoted to migrants and migrations themselves, it increasingly also recognizes that migrants can have a multitude of effects and interact with the resident communities visited during their journeys. Silke is involved in international projects such as GloBAM and KappaFlu that investigate aerial biodiversity patterns and the role of bird migrations in the spread of diseases.

Frauke Ecke is Professor of Ecology at University of Helsinki, Finland and she is also working as a Senior Lecturer at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. For more than 20 years, she has been working on rodent ecology incl. population dynamics and landscape responses in Fennoscandia. The focus of her more recent research is on disease ecology aiming to understand especially environmental drivers of pathogen transmission. She is the coordinator of the Horizon Europe project BEPREP (Identification of best practices for biodiversity recovery and public health interventions to prevent future epidemics and pandemics) that is running 2022-2027

I am a behavioural ecologist of large mammals and focused my studies on investigating activity rhythms in wildlife. I developed studies that, by using behavioural metrics, aim to understand human-wildlife interactions and reduce conflicts.

 

Giovanna Massei serves as Europe Director of the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, based at the University of York (UK). For 24 years Giovanna has led research in the UK and overseas on non-lethal methods to manage wildlife.

Giovanna received her BsC in Natural Sciences from the University of Florence (Italy) and her PhD in zoology from the University of Aberdeen (UK).  Her research interests focus on fertility control to manage wildlife and free-roaming livestock and on the ecology and population control of wild boar and feral pigs. She published two books on the natural history and management of wild boar and circa 150 scientific papers and popular articles on wildlife management and behavioural ecology. Giovanna is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Human-Wildlife Interactions.

Valeria Mazza is a behavioural biologist interested in understanding how individual behavioural and cognitive traits help animals cope with environmental challenges in the context of current human-induced rapid environmental change. She conducted her undergraduate studies in Turin (Italy), and obtained her PhD at the University of Florence (Italy).  Since 2020, Valeria is the Research Associate in the Animal Ecology Group at the University of Potsdam (Germany). Her current research focuses on the role within-specie variation in cognition and innovative problem-solving in mediating the successful establishment and permanence in human-altered and/or non-native environments in several mammal species

Scientific Programme
The Scientific Programme will be available soon.
GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT FLORENCE

Florence, one of the most beautiful and visited art cities in the world, is an open-air museum, placed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1982.

In the fifteenth-century, Florence – a self-governed, independent city-state with a population of 60.000 – became the cradle of Renaissance culture thanks to its writers, painters, architects and philosophers.

Nowadays, Florentine museums, palaces and churches represent some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world.

With such relevant philosophical and scientific inheritance, with its beautiful Mediterranean climate, good and healthy food and great shopping, Florence is the ideal place to host EVPMC 2023.

We look forward to meeting you in this unique place, ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Florence has just been included in the Lonely planet best destinations for 2022.

cONGRESS vENUE
NOVOLI CAMPUS

Department of Economics and Management (DISEI)
University of Florence UNIFI
POLO SCIENZE SOCIALI NOVOLI
BUILDING D6
Via delle Pandette, 9 – 50127 Florence (Italy)

The Novoli Pole project is part of a wider urban redevelopment of the city. From 1940 to 1984, the area was home to the FIAT factories and had a predominantly industrial vocation.

According to the project guide of Leon Krier and the recovery plan of Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola, the Polo is divided into seven buildings, characterized by a simple volume and lined up on internal streets like a small town.

Thus, since 2002, the Novoli Campus has contributed to giving the area an urban centrality and enhancing important functions: in addition to teaching, it is also a point of socialization for students and citizens.

HOW TO REACH THE VENUE

You can easily reach the Conference venue by Florence public tramway: the University Campus is located on the T2 line of the tramway, at the stop “San Donato Università”.
The T2 line connects directly also the Florence Airport with the Florence Railway Station (and the Florence city center).
Tramway is open everyday from 05.00 AM to 12.30 AM and there is a ride each 4-10 minutes maximum.
You can buy tickets at any tramway stop (at the automatic vending machines) at € 1,50 for a 90 minutes ride. For any further info about Florence Tramway please click HERE.

Accommodation

Here below some suggested hotels with preferential rates for congress participants.
The hotels listed are all located near the Congress Venue.

NIL HOTEL
https://www.nilhotel.it/
For reservations write to the following address: booking@nilhotel.it.

STARHOTELS TUSCANY FLORENCE
https://www.starhotels.com/en/our-hotels/tuscany-florence/

HOTEL PAGANINI
http://www.hotelnicolle.com/listing/hotel-paganini/

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English will be the official language of the Congress

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in EVPMC 2023!

It will be an extraordinary occasion to exchange thoughts and experiences in vertebrate pest management.

We look forward to receiving abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the programme as poster presentations or oral presentations that will be included in a workshop session.

The abstract submission deadline has been postponed to March 6th (10:00 am CET), 2023.
General acceptance/rejection will be notified from March 22nd, 2023.

If the abstract is accepted, a full registration will be required in order to include your abstract in the programme.“One day registration” will not allow the inclusion of the abstract in the final programme.

REGISTRATION

EARLY
REGISTRATION
The new deadline is postponed to April 7th, 2023
DELEGATE € 350,00
STUDENT / PhD STUDENT € 200,00
ONE DAY (Delegate and Student) € 190,00
ONE DAY (Industry) € 190,00*
REGULAR REGISTRATION
until July 1st, 2023

DELEGATE € 450,00
STUDENT / PhD STUDENT € 250,00
ONE DAY (Delegate and Student) € 210,00
ONE DAY (Industry) € 210,00*
LATE
REGISTRATION
from July 2nd, 2023

DELEGATE € 500,00
STUDENT / PhD STUDENT € 300,00
ONE DAY (Delegate and Student) € 250,00
ONE DAY (Industry) € 250,00*

Registration fees are in Euro (VAT 22% included). Fees will be adjusted according to VAT charge alignment.
For abstract inclusion in the programme as poster or oral presentation a full registration will be required. “One day registration” will not allow the inclusion of the abstract in the final programme.

*For packages (on different days) or group registrations, please contact: registrationevpmc@oic.it

Terms of Payment

Payment by Credit card: The following credit cards are accepted: American Express, VISA, MasterCard.
We would like to inform you that as of 14 September 2019, the SCA (STRONG CUSTOMER AUTHENTICATION) came into effect, in accordance with the provisions of the European Directive on payment services (PSD2).
As an OIC Group customer, your payments will become even more secure. To get more information about this, please visit our dedicated page available here.
Cash payment in Euros will be accepted on-site in Florence.

Invoices

Invoices with an address in the European Union should be provided with a VAT Number. The invoicing address and VAT number can only be set up during the registration process. Should you have any special requests for the processing of your invoice, kindly let us know when submitting your application.

  • Off-line registrations and requests of pro-forma invoices sent by fax or mail are subject to an additional € 30,00 administration charge.
  • Any modification on VAT number or billing address, requested after the issuing of the invoice incurs a € 30,00 administration charge.
Cancellation and Refunds

Any change or cancellation in connection with registration fees and social events must be made in writing to: registrationevpmc@oic.it.

  • For cancellations received by April 1st, 2023 the paid amount will be refunded with a deduction of 30% that will be invoiced as penalty
  • For cancellations received by August 1st, 2023 the paid amount will be refunded with a deduction of 70% that will be invoiced as penalty
  • No refund will be processed for cancellations received from August 2, 2023.

Should a delegate not attend the congress, for whatever reasons, no further claims for reimbursement can be made. All delegates are urged to take personal travel insurance.

  • Anyone unable to attend the congress after paying, and/or unable to transfer the registration fee to another person, must cancel his/her registration. The registration fee will be refunded if the request is received prior the above cancellation deadline dates. The refund will be issued less the cancellation fees above stated.
  • If you are unable to attend the Congress because you were denied a Visa to enter the country, you will be granted a refund only if you submit a copy of your visa rejection letter. The refund will be issued less the cancellation fees above stated.
Liability disclaimer

In the event of serious special or unforeseen circumstances or serious circumstances beyond its control, OIC shall be entitled to cancel or modify the dates of the event. You shall not be entitled to compensation for any costs or damages incurred as a consequence of such a cancellation or change.
OIC will not be liable for any theft or damage to property and/or persons caused on site during the Congress, by any factor whatever, unless there has been a fault, intent or deliberate recklessness on the part of OIC.
OIC shall not be held responsible in the event of poisoning or food intoxication during the Event.

CONTACTS

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: evpmc2023@gmail.com

GENERAL INFORMATION: infoevpmc2023@oic.it

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: registrationevpmc@oic.it

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