93rd Annual Meeting German Society of Mammalogy Dresden

September 16 - 20, 2019

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 93rd 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 16th 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

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 @ senckenberg.de

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

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

Supportes: DFG, Zoo Dresden

Ice breaker: Museum

Dinner: Prager Bierstuben, Königstraße Neustadt

Short program

Monday 16.9.2019


Board meeting

Curators meeting

Ice breaker party – Museum 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

Award Lecture

Free topics

DGS member meeting – Museum in Klotzsche


Wednesday 18.9.2019

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 http://www.nsg.koenigsbrueckerheide.eu/index.php/ — if possible (I have no answer yet)



August 30 – End of late registration


Registration fees

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.

Deadline for abstract submission is May 24th. Acceptance of the presentations will be decided by June 14th 2019.

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!!

Oral Presentations will be scheduled for 15 min, Posters should be in DIN A0 format.

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 submitted by e-mail to Clara.stefen@senckenberg.de with the “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.

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

Text of the abstract in English

No references and illustrations please