Site：Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES), Beijing, China
Host: Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International and IUCN-SSC
Organizer：Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES)
Co-organizer: China Ornithological Society
There are 9 water birds flyways over the world, the migratory water birds using the East Asian-Australasian Flyway are amongst the most threatened in the world because of the scale and pace of increasing population and economic development pressures in this region, 50% known water birds population has declined. For promote the goose research and conservation in this flyway, after the discussion of the Goose Specialist Group, the 16th annual meeting will be held in Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES), Beijing, China.
The Goose Specialist Group is the sub-organization of the International Union for Conservation of Nature （IUCN-SSC）and the Wetlands International, A major achievement of the Group is an impressive compilation (edited by Jesper Madsen, Tony Fox and Gill Cracknell) of the current knowledge of the status and distribution of the goose populations of the western palearctic. It will contribute to the scientific management of goose stock, support to national and regional policy decision, and strength the international academic communication between goose flyway researchers.
II.Meeting Themes and Objectives
The 16th meeting of Goose Specialist Group will invite specialists from European countries (UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, Austria, Belgium etc), Canada, USA, Russian, Australia, Asian (Japan, South Korea, Mongolia etc) and related countries or area, The major objectives relate to the current goose research, discuss about the present conservation and strategies of water birds in East Asian-Australasian Flyway. By all the key groups involved in their research and protection, a platform for more effective cooperation may be created to clarify the priority of research topics, monitoring and conservation in the future.
The themes of this meeting will be discussed and decided by the Scientific Committee after collection, the deadline of abstract submission is 1st, July, 2014. Topics may include the research fields as below:
1. Global change and anthropogenic impacts on population of wild geese, as well as those considering the interface between research and management of goose stocks.
2. Goose ecology, especially in relation to breeding biology, migration, wintering ecology and moult.
3. Goose eco-physiology, disease, parasites and contaminants.
After the Conference meeting, an elective short term field excursionabout waterbird observation to Poyang Lakewill be organized by a travel company (Beijing Youth Travel Service Co. Ltd).The excursion will start from the afternoon of 25th till 27th November. The excursion fee will be charged separately. Please see appendix 2 for the detailed travel schedule.
1. Chairman: Bart Ebbinge (the Netherlands)
Anthony Fox (Denmark), Cao Lei (China), John Takekawa (USA),
MatsayukiKurechi (Japan), Ray Alisauskas (Canada)
Arrival and Registration
Opening ceremony & Report
Note: 1. An elective field excursionto Poyang Lakewill be organized by a travel company.
2. Excursionperiod: afternoon of 25th -27th, Nov, 2014.
3. The excursion fee will be charged separately.
1. Registration Fee
On line registration only, dead line: 31th August, 2014.
The registration fee is $300 USD. Please make sure transfer this amount fees to our bank account. Accommodation fee is NOT included in the registration fee. Please notice us if reservation service is needed and you may transfer money to the hotel bank account directly for booking.
2. Accommodation Fee
Single Room (Double bed)
80 USD (480 CNY)
Standard Room (Two beds)
80 USD (480 CNY)
Note: 1. Accommodation fee at your own expenses.
2. This price is discount price, please notice them the reference number to booking with this price.
3. Find the reference number in VII Paymentbelow.
3. Please see the appendix1 for the accommodation map.
3. Excursion Fee
The field excursion to Poyang Lake is organized by Beijing Youth Travel Service Company; total cost is $600 USD. You may pay it together with registration fee. During on line registration, please notice us will you join the excursion and which room (double bed/ standard room) you prefer to reservein the “Notes”column.
4. Cost balance
Cost (US Dollar)
Conference & Excursion
Cost (US Dollar)
Nov.22-24 and 27, Beijing
Note: 1. Please transfer the accommodation fee to the hotel account by yourself for reservation, detailed information see below.
1. Registration Payment:
Name: Beijing Youth Travel Service Co. Ltd
Established Bank: BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS BEIJING BRANCH
Address: NO 33. JINRONG STREET, XICHENG DISTRICT, BEIJING, CHINA
Account Number: 1100 6014 9012 0131 09432
SWIFT CODE: COMMCNSHBJG
Reference/Remark:(Your Name);(TransferredMoney);(Registration number); Travel service Beijing, GSGM.
(e.g. Reference: Ruby Meng; 900USD; No.23; Travel service Beijing, GSGM)
You may pay it with credit card or bank transfer. After payment, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation.You may check your payment status on line by Click "Payment Status" Button.(Please list your name, registration number, amount of transfer, bank name and your bank account, join excursion or not in the e-mail).
2. Accommodation Payment:
Hotel Name:BEIJING TIMES HONGCHENG INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED HOLIDAY INN BEIJING HAIDIAN
Established Bank: BANK OF CHINA BEIJING BRANCH
Address: No.2, CHAOYANGMENNEIDAJIE, DONGCHENG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100010, CHINA
(e.g. Ruby Meng; 22-24, and 27. Nov, 4 days; Single room; 320 USD; RCEES Meeting; K04-9041)
Important: Do not forget write down the reference number to get the discount price!
You may pay it with credit card or bank transfer. After payment, please send a mail to email@example.com for confirmation. (Please list your name, registration number, room type, staying date and days, amount of transfer, bank name and your bank account in the e-mail).
VIII.Call for paper
·Deadline of abstract submission: 1st, July, 2014.
·Abstracts must be submitted online.
·Please indicate whether you would like to present a poster or an oral presentation.
·Abstract will be as posts, and the Organizing Committee will select some abstracts as oral presentation.
·The Scientific Committee will decide which submissions are suitable as oral presentations and may ask you to give your presentation as a poster.
Coordinator:An An, Tel:18500050926, email:firstname.lastname@example.org