Michael WINK

Jan-Åke Nilsson

Jan-Åke Nilsson


Galapagos Islands: Following the footsteps of Charles Darwin

Jan-Åke Nilsson

Jan-Åke Nilsson

Jan-Åke Nilsson


Thermoregulatory strategies during breeding

Scientific Program

21 April 2018
- 14.00 - 19.00 Registration in Conference Hall at Science Faculty  (Ege University Campus)
-18.00  Reception in Conference Hall

22 April 2018
7.30-12.00 Registration
9.00 h          Opening addresses Welcome presentations
9.40-10.40.--  Plenary talk 
10.40-11.00-   15 min + 5 min for discussion

12:40- 13:40   Poster introduction (one slayt, one-minute oral presentation)
14:40-15:40 -- Plenary talk
15.40-18.40-   15 min + 5 min for discussion
19:30-21:30      Poster session

23 April 2018 Field day
9.00-15.00 Field trip to Gediz delta (important Nature Reserve with many birds, including Flamingos-Phoenicopterus roseus (about 18,000 breeding pairs), Dalmatian Pelicans-Pelecanus crispus (164 breeding pairs), etc.

24 April 2018
9.00 10:00   Plenary talk 
10.00-12.40-   15 min + 5 min for discussion
14:00-15:00 -- Plenary talk
15.40-18.40-   15 min + 5 min for discussion 

19:00 Special meeting for Turkish Ornithologists

25 April 2018
Optional. Excursion to Ephesus,  Virgin Marry House, stork village Selçuk

P.S.: Please inform your optional excursion to the registration desk


Gediz Delta

Gediz Delta is an extensive wetland ecosystem situated in the Izmir Bay. The total area of the delta is about 40.000 Ha consisting of approximately 40% wetland and 60% farmlands and hills. The delta, besides having Turkey’s largest active marine saline, possesses a myriad of habitats including extensive mud flats, sand beaches with Salicornia vegetation and seashells, coastal marshes, lagoons, extensive salt marshes, agricultural lands, pastures. The delta is a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), Ramsar site, satisfies IBA criteria for 32 bird species and holds important populations of some globally threatened species. The delta hosts 117 different breeding bird species and over 300 bird species. The delta is famous for a lot of species. These included are Flamingos-Phoenicopterus roseus (about 18,000 breeding pairs), Dalmatian Pelicans-Pelecanus crispus (164 breeding pairs) , Little Bittern (Ixobrycus minutus), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus), Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica), Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybridus), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola), Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus), Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin (Cercotichas galactotes), Black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica), Zitting cisticola (Cisticola juncidis), Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea), and many more. During the congress, there will be an excursion to the delta.