PSGB Winter Meeting 2018 - Meetings

Tue, 4 Dec 2018 - Wed, 5 Dec 2018

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Primates in Peril: Conserving the world’s most threatened primates

More than half of the world's primates are on the verge of becoming extinct due to widespread conservation threats such as habitat destruction. Since 2000, a list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates known as “Primates in Peril” has been published on a biennial basis. This list is decided, by consensus, to focus attention and action on a few species that are considered amongst the most threatened primates worldwide. Its purpose is to highlight those primates most at risk, to attract the attention of the public, to stimulate national governments to act, and, perhaps most importantly, to find the resources to implement desperately needed conservation measures. This meeting will unite primate researchers working across the globe and the primate order to consider the impact of inclusion in ‘Primates in Peril’, the threats these species still face and future conservation action.

The meeting will be one and a half days in duration; a full day on Tuesday 4th December and a half day (AM) on Wednesday 5th December.

Invited speakers include:

  • Professor Serge Wich, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Bristol Zoological Society
  • Professor Anna Nekaris, Oxford Brookes University
  • Professor Jean Boubli, University of Salford
  • Stuart Nixon, North of England Zoological Society

 

Call for speed presentations and posters

In addition to the oral presentations by invited speakers, you are invited to submit abstracts for a 5 min speed presentation or poster. These should be relevant to the broad meeting theme, i.e. conservation of primates. They do not need to be primates listed in Primates in Peril.

Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract submission template word document - this can be found below. When you submit your abstract, the form will ask you to confirm that you have already registered for the conference via Eventbrite. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday 17th October 2018. Applicants will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted by Friday 26th October 2018. Abstracts not accepted will be offered a registration fee refund. Accepted presentation guidelines can be found on the Eventbrite site.

Abstract submission form