1st, Powdermill 1990
2nd, Powdermill 2002
3rd, Syktyvkar 2010
© Photo: Tomasz Skorupka (1-5) Leszek Rychlik (6) Marc Mounier (7-8)

International Colloquium – Biology of the Soricidae IV

Poznań, Poland, 12-14 September 2016

   Photos from the Conference and excursion to Biebrza and Białowieża



The international Colloquium "Biology of the Soricidae IV" is the continuation of presumably the most important and fruitful conference series for shrew research. The previous three meetings took place in Powdermill (USA) in 1990 and 2002, and Syktyvkar (Russia) in 2010. About 50 shrew specialists participated in each of them. The presented results and topics were widely disseminated in the two valuable and well-cited Proceedings and the Abstract book from Syktyvkar.

The fourth conference will be held at the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (western Poland) from 12 to 14 September 2016. The main expected topics are:

  1. Ecology, behaviour & physiology
  2. Morphological, molecular & cytogenetic diversity
  3. Zoogeography & systematics
  4. Parasites, diseases, threats & protection

However, the conference will be dedicated to all aspects of shrew biology. The language of the conference will be English.

Steering Committee

  • Rychlik L., Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland)
  • Taylor J.R.E., University of Białystok (Bialystok, Poland)
  • Carraway L.N., Oregon State University (Corvallis, USA)
  • Dechmann D., Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Radolfzell, Germany)
  • Hutterer R., Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (Bonn, Germany)
  • Mathias M.L., Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Merritt J.F., University of Illinois (Champaign, USA)
  • Mishta A., Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Ohdachi S., Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan)
  • Polly P.D., Indiana University (Bloomington, USA)
  • Searle J.B., Cornell University (Ithaca, USA)
  • Shchipanov N.A., A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (Moscow, Russia)
  • Sheftel B.I., A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (Moscow, Russia)
  • Turlejski K., Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (Warsaw, Poland)
  • von Merten S., Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland)
  • Wójcik J. M., Mammal Research Institute (Białowieża, Poland)
  • Zima J., Institute of Vertebrate Biology (Brno, Czech Republic)

Organizing Committee

  • Rychlik L.
  • Taylor J. R.E.
  • von Merten S.
  • Bednarz P.
  • Bogdziewicz M.
  • Kardynia P.
  • Kowalski K.
  • Wróbel A.
  • Bajaczyk R.

Department of Systematic Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University

Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland, tel. +48 61 829 5751, fax +48 61 829 5636

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