93rd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology

The program of the meeting is shortened as indicated below
There are no talks on Thursday 19.9. and the dinner will be Tuesday evening instead of Wednesday!


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.

For late Registration please send an E-Mail to


March 15: Registration open

May 24 (June 14): 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)

The information for payment will be sent with the automated answer mail after registration

Information on presentations

Oral and poster presentations for the main topics and other fields of mammalogy are welcome for the meeting. Oral Presentations will be scheduled for 15 min, Posters should be in DIN A0 format.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to friday 14.6.! This is and remains also the deadline for early bird registration and the early bird rate!!

Prices to be won 

The thee prices for the three best posters (3 x 100 Euro)

And there is one Young-Scientist Award for the best oral presentation of a Young Scientist (up to phD level „Doktorand“ (1 x 500 Euro)

Abstract Submission

Abstracts need to be written in English and submitted by e-mail to Clara.stefen@senckenberg.de with  “DGS abstract” in the reference or subject line of the e-mail! Please indicate if you prefer an oral presentation or a poster. The scientific committee will decide and in some cases might suggest poster instead of oral presentation or vice versa.
No references and illustrations please.

Abstracts will be published in a special supplement to Mammalian Biology. Abstracts should not exceed one printed page (Din A4, single spaced) and should be organized as follows:

Title in bold, upper and lower case letters

Blank line

Name(s) of author(s) in capitals and Institutional affiliation and address, e.g.:

K. MUSTERMANNN1 and A. Muster2, 1Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Tierkunde, Königsbrücker Landstraße 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany, e-mail: Mustermann@provider.de, 2Universität Leipzig, Talstraße 35, 04103 Leipzig, Germany, e-mail: amuster@provider.de

Short program

Monday 16.9.2019


Board meeting

Curators meeting

Ice breaker party – Museum in Klotzsche

Tuesday 17.9.2019

[Note: The changes to the original program are written in italics.]

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

Award Lecture

Free topics

DGS member meeting – Museum in Klotzsche


Wednesday 18.9.2019

[Note: The changes to the original program are written in italics.]

Main topic II: Behavioural biology


Emma Vitikainen (Helsinki)
„Communal pup care in the banded mongoose, and what that tells us about evolutionary patterns behind caring behaviors“ (working title)

Free topics

Award lecture

Closing of Conference

Tour in the Zoo

Social Event

Thursday 19.9.2019


Bus excursion
National Park Königsbrücker Heide (Heathland)
24 participants  — if possible (I have no answer yet)


Map of venue SNSD Dresden Klotzsche

Map of Dresden Airport (natural view)