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93. Annual Meeting DGS 2019, Dresden
93. Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy Dresden, 16. - 20.9.2019

You are cordially invited to participate in the 93 rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy, which will be held in Dresden for the third time after 1927 and 2009. The meeting will be hosted by the Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Tierkunde. The collection in Dresden dates back to the 16 th century and therefore has a long tradition. Like in previous years the meeting language will be English and so mammalogists and students of biology from all countries can participate, present their research and exchange ideas.

Meeting Location: Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden-Klotzsche
Map of venue area (SNSD) Dresden-Klotzsche (PDF, 500kb)
Map of Dresden Airport & Klotzsche (natural view) (PDF, 3MB)

Organizing committee: Clara Stefen, Heiko Stuckas, Jens Jakobitz, Mario Richter, Birgit Walker
contact: clara.stefen @

Scientific Committee: Clara Stefen, Heiko Stuckas, Frank Zachos
Graphics & Abstract Volume: Markward Herbert Fischer

Exkursion: National Park Königsbrücker Heide (Heathland) – NSG Administraion

Supportes: Zoo Dresden

Ice breaker: Museum

Dinner: Prager Bierstuben, Königstraße Neustadt

Short program

Monday 16.9.2019


Board meeting

Curators meeting

Ice breaker party – Museun in Klotzsche

Tuesday 17.9.2019

Opening of conference
        President of the DGS

Main topic I: phenotypes and morphotypes: assessment, function, development and evolution


Michael Hiller & Nikolai Hecker – Dresden: Identifying the genomic loci underlying mammalian phenotypic variability using Forward Genomics

Clara Stefen & Heiko Stuckas – Dresden: The challenge of phenotype assessment in the era of genomics

 Visit of Zoo and social event: NN

Wednesday 18.9.2019

Main topic II: Behavioural biology


Emma Vitikainen, Helsinki – Pup escorting in the banded mongoose: behaviours, mechanisms, and evolutionary patterns

DGS member meeting – Museum in Klotzsche

Dinner – NN

Thursday 19.9.2019

Free topics

Award lecture

Closing of Conference

Potentially: Excursion to the National Park Königsbrücker Heide (Heathland) – 24 participants

Friday 20.9.2019


National Park Königsbrücker Heide (Heathland) - 24 participants


March 15

Registration open

May 24

Deadline for abstract submission

June 14

Notification of abstract acceptance

June 21

End of early registration

August 30

End of late registration

Registration fees

Early registration:      
Regular 110 Euro (non members + 25 Euro)
Student 60 Euro (non members + 25 Euro)

Late registration:
Regular 150 Euro (non members + 25 Euro)
Student 80 Euro (non members + 25 Euro)