Programme

6th International Swan symposium
16 -19.10.2018, Tartu, Estonia

Programme

Links to programme sections: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Posters, Post-conference excursions

 

15.10.2018, Monday       

  ARRIVAL
 
16.10.2018, Tuesday  
9.00 - 9.30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
   
9.30 - 10.00  WELCOME
   
  PLENARY/ KEYNOTE
10.00-10.40  Eileen Rees - The conservation status of the world’s swan populations
   
10.40-11.00 Coffee
   
  SESSION: TRENDS IN NUMBERS
11.00 - 12.20    Leif Nilsson - Changes in number and distribution of wintering Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in Sweden, 1967 -2017
11.20 - 11.40 Kevin A. Wood, Martin J. Brown, Ruth L. Cromie, Geoff M. Hilton, Conor Mackenzie, Julia L. Newth, Deborah J. Pain, Christopher M. Perrins, Eileen C. Rees - Mute Swan population recovery following regulation of environmental lead in Great Britain
11.40 - 12.00 Yerko A. Vilina, Romina V. Flores, Nelson Lagos - Population Trends of Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancorhypus) in a Mediterranean Wetland of Chile
   
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch / posters to the wall
   
  SESSION: TRENDS IN NUMBERS
14.00 - 14.20 Preben Clausen, L. Nilsson, T. Langendoen, Rasmus due Nielsen, Ib Krag Petersen, A.D. Fox - Implications for flyway-population estimates when adding the unknowns: estimating annual national totals of swans and coots from regular IWC and irregular national censuses in Denmark and Sweden 1968-2016
14.20 - 14.40 Sergey A. Kouzov, E. M. Zaynagutdinova, I. M. Mikhailov, P. R. Batova - Spring stopovers of swans on the Gulf of Finland
14.40 - 15.00 Julius Morkūnas, Rasa Morkūnė - Expansion of Northwest European Whooper Swan population and European Mute Swan population
15.00 - 15.20 Yerko A. Vilina, Hernán Cofré, Leslie Ramírez - Colonization and Population Trends of the Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) in a Mediterranean Wetland in Central Chile
   
15.20 - 16.00 Coffee
   
  SESSION: POPULATION CENSUS
16.00 - 16.20 Colette Hall, Olivia Crowe, Graham McElwaine, Ólafur Einarsson, Neil Calbrade, Eileen Rees - The Icelandic Whooper Swan: a steadily growing population
16.20 - 16.40 Preben Clausen, B. Laubek, L. Nilsson, J. Wahl, C. Sudfelt, M. Wieloch, W. Meissner, P. Shimmings, Bjørn Harald Larsen, M. Hornman, T. Langendoen, A. Lehikoinen, L. Luigujõe, A. Stīpniece, S. Svazas, L. Sniaukstra, V. Keller, C. Gaudard, K. Devos, Z. Musilová, N. Teufelbauer, E. Rees, A.D. Fox - Development of the Northwestern European Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) population, January 1995-2015: results of international mid-winter counts at five-year intervals
   
16.40 - 18.30 POPULATION CENSUS WORKSHOP
   
18.30 - 21.00 WELCOME RECEPTION
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possible showing of Flight of the Swans film?
   
17.10.2018, Wednesday  
  SESSION: HABITAT AND RESOURCE USE
9.00 - 9.20 Elmira M. Zaynagutdinova, I. M. Mikhailov - Feeding of Bewick's swans during spring migration on the south coast of the Russian part of the Gulf of Finland
9.20 - 9.40 Sergey Kouzov, V. Nikitina, A. Burdo, A. Kravchuk - Features of Mute Swan feeding on Kurgalsky penninsula in spring season and role of diatoms in Swans diets.
9.40 - 10.00 Hans-Joachim Augst, Bernd Hälterlein, Katrin Fabricius - From stopover to wintering: Bewick`s Swans in Schleswig-Holstein/Northern Germany in winter 2017/2018
10.00- 10.20 Jeffrey W. Snyder - Analysis of Aquatic Macrophyte Abundance and Distribution in Henry’s Fork of the Snake River Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Wintering Ground through Harriman State Park of Idaho, 1988 and 2011-2017
10.20 - 10.40 Wim Tijsen, Kees Koffijberg - The ups-and-downs in polder Wieringermeer, Netherlands, as a staging area for Bewick’s swans
   
10.40 - 11.20 Coffee
   
  SESSION: BREEDING BIOLOGY
11.20 - 11.40 Jeffrey W. Snyder, Bill Long, Victoria B. Fliehr - Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Egg Temperatures in Relation to Cygnet Survivorship in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
11.40 - 12.00 Randall T. Knapik, David R. Luukkonen, Scott R. Winterstein - Assessment of density dependence in breeding productivity of a North American mute swan population
12.00 - 12.20 Diana Solovyeva, Anastasia Mylnikova, Sergey Vartanyan - Living child-free: density-dependent regulation in Bewick’s Swans (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)
   
12.20 - 14.00 Lunch
   
  SESSION: MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATION
14.00 - 14.20 Dmitrijs Boiko, Martin Wikelski - Moulting sites of Latvian Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) cygnets tagged with transmitters in summer 2016
14.20 - 14.40 Gyula Kovács, Péter Szinai, Tamás Tari, Dániel Winkler - GPS telemetry of Mute Swan in Hungary – preliminary results
14.40 - 15.00 Craig R. Ely, David C. Douglas - Influence of Breeding Latitude on Timing of Spring Migration in the Largest Arctic-breeding Bird
15.00 -15.20 Junjian Zhang, Xueqin Deng, Diana Solovyeva, Anastasia Mylnikova, Olga Prokopenko, Alexey Antonov, Thomas Lameris, Lei Cao - Migration of Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) in the Eastern Palearctic using GSM tracking: difference between two breeding populations
   
15.20 - 16.00 Coffee, posters down
   
  SESSION: MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATION
16.00 - 16.20 Radosław Włodarczyk, Tomasz Janiszewski, Adam Kaliński - Some notes about Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) population demography based on recovery data
16.20 - 16.40 Ruslans Matrozis - 30 years (1988-2017) of the study of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) population in Riga (Latvia)
16.40 - 17.00 Sergey Kouzov, A. Kravchuk - Influence of spring phenology on migration strategies of swans and their use of different types of migration sites in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland
17.00 - 17.20 Yerko A. Vilina, Romina V. Flores, Nelson Lagos - Population Trends of the Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus) in the most relevant wetlands of Central Southern Chile
   
Dinner on your own in downtown 
   
18.10.2018, Thursday 
8.30 - 18.00 Field trip to Eastern Estonia
(Tartu-Ilmatsalu-Laeva-Mustvee-Kodavere-Lahepera-Kolkja-Aardlapalu)
19.00 - ... Conference dinner 
   
19.10.2018, Friday 
  SESSION: CONSERVATION OF THE NORTHWEST EUROPEAN BEWICK'S SWAN POPULATION
9.00 - 9.20 Eileen Rees et al. - Bewick’s Swan Expert Group: implementation of the AEWA Single Species Action Plan within range states
9.20 - 9.40 Kevin A. Wood, Julia L. Newth, Kane Brides, Mike Burdekin, Anne L. Harrison, Steve Heaven, Charlie Kitchin, Leigh Marshall, Carl Mitchell, Jessica - Bewick’s Swans in NW Europe: do changes in population size reflect changes in food resources?
9.40 - 10.00 Kees Koffijberg, Menno Hornman - Back to the roots: long-term changes in feeding habits of Bewick's Swans (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) in The Netherlands
10.00- 10.20 Rascha J.M. Nuijten, Kevin A. Wood, Trinus Haitjema, Eileen C. Rees, B.A. Nolet - Phenological changes in a migratory swan coping with climate change
   
10.20 - 11.00 Coffee
   
  SESSION: CONSERVATION OF THE NORTHWEST EUROPEAN BEWICK'S SWAN POPULATION
11.00 - 11.20 Rascha J.M. Nuijten, Bart A. Nolet - Aquatic foraging during Bewick’s swan migration: the significance of the White Sea (part 2)
11.20 - 11.40 Julia L Newth, , A. Belousova, P. Glazov, S. Uvarov, S. Kanyukov, G. Mikhailova, A. Chistiakov, I. Semenov, R.A. McDonald, A. Nuno, S. Bearhop, S. Dench R. L. Cromie, K. A Wood, E. C. Rees - Reducing the poaching of Bewick’s swans in the Russian Arctic
11.40 - 12.00 Viv Jones,Carole Roberts, Gina Charnely, Tatyana Moisenko, Hannah Robson - Can lake sediments be used to understand Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) declines? Determining trajectories of ecological change in Arctic lakes using palaeolimnology
12.00 - 12.20 S. B. Rozenfeld, S. V. Volkov, N. V. Rogova, M. Yu. Soloviev, G. V. Kirtaev , D.O. Zamyatin, D. Vangeluwe - The Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii): Expansion of the Asian populations to the west. Is this true?
   
12.20 - 14.00 Lunch
   
  SESSION: CONSERVATION OF THE NORTHWEST EUROPEAN BEWICK'S SWAN POPULATION
14.00 - 14.20 Preben Clausen, Pelle Andersen-Harild, Hans Erik Jørgensen, Bjarke Laubek, Rasmus Due Nielsen, Ib Krag Petersen, Uffe Gjøl Sørensen, A.D. Fox - The stable, the declining and the increasing: results from 50 years of swan censuses in Denmark 1967-2016 explained
14.20 - 14.40 Leho Luigujõe - Bewick’s Swan in Estonia and their conservation
   
14.40 - 15.40 CONSERVATION OF THE NORTHWEST EUROPEAN BEWICK'S SWAN POPULATION WORKSHOP
   
15.40 - 16.00 Coffee
   
16.00 - 18.00 CONSERVATION OF THE NORTHWEST EUROPEAN BEWICK'S SWAN POPULATION WORKSHOP
   
Dinner on your own in downtown  

 

 

Poster session (Tuesday-Wednesday, possibly into Friday)

• Dmitrijs Boiko, Julius Morkūnas - Distribution, size and habitat choice of the Whooper Swan population breeding in Latvia and Lithuania, 1973 – 2017

• Jeffrey W. Snyder, Carl D. Mitchell, David Delehanty, David Bush - Efficacy of Micro-radio Transmitters placed on Newly-hatched Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) Cygnets at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Idaho, USA

• Dmitrijs Boiko, Julius Morkūnas - Natal dispersal of Whooper Swans in Latvia and Lithuania

• Vladimir Borisov, Larisa Cheblikyna - Nesting and autumn migration of swans on the east coast of the Pskov-Chudskoye Lake

• Leho Luigujõe - Numbers, distribution and trends of swans wintering in Estonia

• Julius Morkūnas, Liutauras Raudonikis, Vita Monkuvienė - Overlap of electricity grid and swan staging areas  in Lithuania

• Leho Luigujõe - Swan monitoring in Estonia

• Sergej A. Soloviev, Irina A. Shvidko, Oleg S. Soloviev - Swans of the southwestern part of Western Siberia

• Eileen C. Rees, Larry R. Griffin, Baz Hughes - Tracking Bewick’s Swans in relation to wind farms: the importance of cumulative impact assessment

• Rascha J.M. Nuijten, Kevin A. Wood, Trinus Haitjema, Eileen C. Rees, B.A. Nolet - Migratory swans adapting to climate change: short-stopping or short-staying?

• Bill Long, Doug Smith, Walter Wehtje Bill Rudd - Connecting the dots: Partnering to restore Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) populations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through the release of captive birds.

 

 

POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS (extra cost)

• 20.10.2018, Saturday, 8.30 - 20.00, one bus (40 pers)
Soomaa National Park, Pärnu Bay, Overnight at Ojako

• 21.10.2018, Sunday, 8.30 - 20.00
Matsalu National Park, Overnight at Haeska 

• 22.10.2018, Monday, 8.30 - 15.00
Silma Nature Reserve, Bus will stop at Tallinn Airport