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2nd International Bio-logging Science Symposium

3rd International Bio-logging Science Symposium - due in Monterey, 2008 (Link to website).
(Conveners: B. Block and D. Costa)

2nd International Bio-logging Science Symposium, St Andrews 2005
Convener: I. Boyd
Organizing Committee: Martin Biuw, Sascha Hooker, Bernie McConnell, Patrick Miller, Carol Sparling

Copy of Abstract Book (Pdf file) - click here

Proceedings - Deep-Sea Research II Special Issue - click here

The Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews hosted the second International Bio-logging Science Symposium, 13-16 June 2005. This symposium followed on from the successful first bio-logging science symposium held in Tokyo in 2003 (2003 website).

The symposium goal was to highlight the use of bio-logging devices in the study of the links between animal behaviour, physiology, and ecology. Catering for both biologists and technologists, the meeting aimed to stimulate the novel use and future development of bio-logging systems. The symposium was well-attended by approximately 150 participants from as far afield as Australia, Japan and South Africa. Plenary addresses were given on a range of topics by international leaders in this field:
- Mike Fedak, University of St Andrews, UK. Topic: Ecology
- Mark Johnson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Topic: New Technology
- Paul Ponganis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA. Topic: Physiology
- Henri Weimerskirsch, Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, France. Topic: Behaviour
- Pat Butler, Birmingham University, UK. Topic: Future directions in biologging science

Symposium papers have been published in a special edition of Deep-Sea Research II. Click here for Details.

First bio-logging science symposium, Tokyo 2003 (Link to website).
(Convener: Y. Naito)