25.-26.9.2018, Prague, Czechia



Prof. Piotr Tryjanowski

Conservation paradoxes in the real world: opportunity or threat to effective nature conservation?

„I strongly suggest to include a paradox conservation strategy in environmental management, to share nature conservation issues with the general public, and even to consider effective solutions from engineers and land owners rather than only from emotional activists.“

Piotr Tryjanowski is zoology professor, ornithologist, Director of the Institute of Zoology at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań; he dedicates his research to ecology, behaviourism and evolution. He contributed to the first chapter of the IPCC report – on the impact of climate change on nature: living organisms, glaciers and arable land.

Prof. Stuart Marsden

Impacts of the global trade in wildlife

„The huge global trade in wildlife and wildlife products is of greater concern to conservationists now than ever before. I will discuss the main issues surrounding trade in wildlife and also our perceptions of what is right and wrong, and sustainable or ruinous. The talk will draw on our ecological work on parrots and other tropical species and will finish with an introduction to our current work on the seemingly insatiable demand for cagebirds in Asia.“

Stuart Marsden is Professor of Conservation Ecology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, primarily a conservation ecologist. Much of his work concerns the effects of human actions such as land use change and direct exploitation on wildlife, including tropical birds, but also on primates, felines, amphibians, and UK species/systems biodiversity. Stuart works mainly through PhD students and research assistants, many from Asia, Africa and South America. Capacity building for conservation research within developing countries is a key aim of his work.


Tuesday 25.9.

  • 8:00-9:00 – registration
  • 9:00-9:10 – welcome talk
  • 9:10-12:30 – Session: Human transformation of ecosystems and its effect on biodiversity – European landscape (Chair: RNDr. Ondřej Sedláček, Ph.D.)
  • 9:10-10:10 – plenary talk – Piotr Tryjanowski (PL) – Conservation paradoxes in the real world: opportunity or threat to effective nature conservation?
  • 10:10-10:30 – coffee break
  • 10:30-10:55 – Břeněk Michálek (CZ) – Josefov Meadows – management and its results in the first non-governmental bird reserve in the Czech Republic
  • 10:55-11:20 – Ondřej Sedláček (CZ) – Guns, goats, fire and motorbikes – citizen biodiversity conservation
  • 11:20-11:45 – Dušan Romportl (CZ) – Landscape fragmentation – when scale matters
  • 11:45-12:10 – Petr Musil (CZ) – Biodiversity conservation of man-made wetlands in Central European Landscape: challenges for actual nature conservation policy and future research
  • 12:10-12:30 – panel discussion + photo

  • 12:30-13:30 – lunch

  • 13:30-17:10 – Human transformation of ecosystems and its effect on biodiversity – Tropics (Chair: doc. Ing. Karolína Brandlová, Ph.D.)
  • 13:30-13:55 – Ingrid van Beek (NL) – Coral Reef Restoration in Southeast Asia
  • 13:55-14:20 – Thomas Rabeil (FR) – Innovation, traditional knowledge and awareness lead to good practices to avoid biodiversity loss in the Sahara
  • 14:20-14:45 – Karolína Brandlová (CZ) – Research for Conservation Management Planning – The case of Western Derby eland in Senegal
  • 14:45-15:10 – Radim Matula (CZ) – Tree diversity and composition recovery along a selective logging gradient in Bornean lowland forest
  • 15:10-15:35 – Kateřina Sam (CZ) – Community forest conservation in Papua New Guinea
  • 15:35-16:10 – Poster session & cofee break
  • 16:10-16:30 – Jose Samuel Banda Arrieta (MX)
  • 16:30-16:50 – Javier Ruiz Ledezma (MX)
  • 16:50-17:10 – Jesús Loera Martinez (MX) – Conventional and alternative production of corn (Zea mays L.) and recommendation for sustainability in Huandacareo, Michoacan, Mexico
  • 17:10-17:30 – Štefán Šrobár (SK) – Man and animal in context of respect to life ethics
  • 17:30-18:15 – WORKSHOP – Stuart Marsden (GB) – Workshop on PhD research opportunities
  • 18:15-19:30 – Dinner on own arrangement
  • 19:30–> informal evening – Student bar Kruháč 

Wednesday 26.9.

  • 8:30-9:10 – registration
  • 9:10-12:30 – Session: Fight against wildlife crime 
  • 9:10-10:10 – plenary talk – Stuart Marsden (GB) – Impacts of the global trade in wildlife
  • 10:10-10:30 – coffee break
  • 10:30-10:55 – Robert Tropek (CZ) – Vanishing keystones? How is poaching of large mammals influencing tropical biodiversity
  • 10:55-11:20 – Markéta Swiacká (CZ) – Market survey and population characteristics of three species of pangolins (Pholidota) in the Republic of the Congo
  • 11:20-11:45 – Pavla Říhová (CZ) – Illegal trade in tigers
  • 11:45-12:10 – Tomas Ouhel (CZ) – Asian Songbird Crisis
  • 12:10-12:30 – panel discussion + photo

  • 12:30-13:30 – lunch

  • 13:30-16:30 – Using of modern technologies in biodiversity conservation 
  • 13:30-14:05 – Hiltrud Cordes (DE) – Introducing a thermal night vision camera drone for the surveillance of loggerhead sea turtle (caretta caretta) nesting beaches on Boavista island, Cape Verde
  • 14:05-14:30 –
  • Meyer de Kock (ZAR) – Large Mammal Detection in Arid Regions using UAV’s
  • 14:30-15:15 – Poster session & cofee break
  • 15:15-15:40 – Jana Müllerová (CZ) – Remote sensing approach to study spread of invasive species
  • 15:40-16:05 – Tomáš Jůnek (CZ) – Photographing wildlife for fun / real – Using camera traps
  • 16:05-16:30 – Lubomír Peške (CZ) – Radio and satellite telemetry, from past to future perspectives
  • 16:30-17:00 – Closing ceremony (poster awards)


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