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13th International Grouse Symposium
from Friday September 4th through Monday September 7, 2015
at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel, Iceland.

Dr. Ólafur K. Nielsen,
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
IGS 2015 Chairman organizing committee

Registration : events.artegis.com/event/IGS2015



Past meetings
20-24th July 2012
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12th International Grouse Symposium
Meeting 20-24th July, + Field Trip post conference
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Online Registration open since 15th December 2011

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2012

For details please visit:

Registration : cert.shinshu-u.ac.jp/eco_lab/modules/TinyD5/index.php?id=3

Contact person : Hirochi NAKAMURA

17-20th Sept. 2012

6th International Black grouse Conference in Europe,
will be hosted in GYSINGE (Sweden) by Prof. jacob Höglund

Online registration open from January 2012

Conference website:

Contact person : Jacob Höglund


5-9th Sept. 2011

XXXth IUGB Congress (International Union of Game Biologists) and and Perdix XIII Congress
Barcelona (Spain)
"Human-wildlife conflicts and peace-building strategies

Conference website : www.iugb2011.com
Contact details: Noemí de Villasante Lahoz
Aloha Congress Project Manager
Tel. (0034) 93 363 39 54

1-3 February 2011

New international conference
“Gyrfalcons and Ptarmigan in a Changing World”
convened by The Peregrine Fund, Boise State University, and the U.S. Geological Survey from, in Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.

For details please visit: www.peregrinefund.org/gyr_conference/
or contact    tpf@peregrinefund.org

Contact person : Marta CURTI


5th to 9th October 2009.

5th International Black Grouse Conference in Europe
Bialowieza, Poland, from 5th to 9th October 2009.

Contact person: Anna Suchowolec
The Polish Society for Birds Protection (PTOP)
Ciepla 17,
15-471 Bialystok, Poland
Tel. 0048 856642255


11-16 September 2008

11th International Grouse Symposium (IGS) Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

Photos of the conference by Gilbert Ludwig, see at: http://ambientscapes.smugmug.com/gallery/6098800_yZuma

Contact persons: Kathy Martin, Shelagh.Bucknell@ec.gc.ca
Centre for Applied Conservation Research
University of British Columbia
3041 - 2424 Main Mall , Vancouver, BC, Canada


16-21 September 2007

4th International Black Grouse Conference in Europe, Vienna (Austria)

Contact person: Ursula Nopp-Mayr
Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management, Peter Jordanstrasse 76, A-1190 Vienna.


13-19 August 2006

24th (IOC) International Ornithological Congress 2006
Hamburg, (Germany)

Proceedings pubished in 2007 as supplements of the 'Journal of Ornithology'
IOC website: <www.i-o-c.org>.
info@i-o-c.org , Franz Bairlein


21 - 25 March 2005

3rd International Black Grouse Conference in Europe, Ruthin (North Wales, UK)

pdf abstracts to download

proceedings file to download

Proceedings published and available to download from here (Cocococok website temporary unavailable)
Contact Person :
Ron Plummer

9 & 10 June 2005

Tagung der Interessengemeinschaft Birkhuhn (in German)
Naturschutzzentrum Schloß Niederspree e.V., (am Südrand der Muskauer Heide, Germany)

First invitation sent beginning February 2005.
Contact persons: Christine Schönherr and Fritz Brozio

28th August - 3rd September 2005

XXVIIth Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists, Hannover (Germany)

Contact person: Dr. med. vet. Anne Strattner,
Bischofsholer Damm 15
, 30173 Hannover


26-30 September 2005

10th International Grouse Symposium (IGS)
Bagnères de Luchon (Pyrénées, France)

Contact persons: Emmanuel Menoni & Claude Novoa


19 - 23 April 2004

Seminar "Hazel Grouse Study Area", Auzet (Alps of Haute Provence, France)

Contact Persons: P. Léonard & M. Montadert

25 - 26 August 2004

Ruffed Grouse Workshop, Shepherdstown (West Virginia, USA)

The research and management information provided comes from the recently completed Appalachian Cooperative Grouse Research Project.
Report downloadable from the
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Contact person:
Gary Norman


8 - 12 September 2003

Second International Black Grouse Conference in Europe, Prague (Czech Republic)
abstracts Abstracts book to download

abstracts Proceedings to download

Proceedings published in "Sylvia, Journal of Ornithology".
Abtracts and proceedings of the Prague conference avaialable to download here (Cococococks website temporary unavailable)

Contact Person: Petra Malkova


28 - 29 April 2002

Birkhuhn Tagung (meeting in German) Schneverdingen (North Germany, Lüneburger Heide), Nord Deutsche Naturschutz Akademie

Proceedings of this conference (April 2002) and the previous one (April 2000), published together in one volume, available since February 2005.
Contact persons: Fritz Brozio and Christine Schönherr

18 - 23 August 2002

9th International Grouse Symposium, Beijing (China)

 pdf Abstracts9IGS.pdf to download
Proceedings published as
issue 4/2003 of 'Wildlife Biology'

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