Wednesday 6th September

20:00     Informal ice breaker in student club Kampa

Thursday 7th September

09:00     Registration

09:50     Welcome

10:00     PLENARY TALK: Dr. Kate Arnold (University of St. Andrews, UK)

11:00     Coffee break with poster session

Session 1 (Chair: Dr. Pavel Němec)

11:15    Sabine Martini (University of Duisburg-Essen, DE): Magnetoreception in Dogs

11:35     Blažena Vargová (Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK): Behavioural response of ticks (Dermacentor reticulatus) on the radio-frequency electromagnetic field

11:55     Sandra Malewski (University of Duisburg-Essen, DE): Digging towards North – How to Orient in Underground Burrow Systems?

12:15     Lunch break

Session 2 (Chair: Dr. Petr Veselý)

13:15     Cornelia Habl (University of Vienna, AT): The Keybox: Shape-frame fitting during tool use in Goffin’s Cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana)

13:35     Massimo de Agró (University of Padua, IT): Abstract stimuli discrimination in the jumping spider Phidippus regius

13:55     Alejandro Corregidor (University of Southern Denmark, DK): Problem solving capabilities of Peach-fronted Conures (Eupsittula aurea)

14:15     Khia E. Dobbinson (University of Hull, UK): Odd & on the edge: using computerised prey to study predator preference

14:35     Coffee break with poster session

Session 3 (Chair: Dr. Pavel Linhart)

15:00     Abel Soriau (Charles University in Prague, CZ): Asymmetrical song convergence in two hybridizing nightingales: a potential role in interspecific communication?

15:20     Leticiaà Legat (University of Cumbria, UK): Interspecific comparison of cetacean feeding calls: A gut-wrenching convergence

15:40     Bawan Amin (Leiden University, NL): What’s that I hear? Can traffic noise confuse bats?

16:00     Guided tour of subterranean rodents laboratory

19:00     Social event in KMP (Klub malých pivovarů České Budějovice)

Friday 8th September

09:30     PLENARY TALK: Prof. Thomas Bugnyar (University of Vienna, AT)

10:30     Coffee break with poster session

Session 4 (Chair: Dr. Petr Veselý)

11:00     Verity Bridger (University of Exeter, UK): Social learning in the nest: how can nestling birds use adult calls to learn about predators?

11:20     Samara Danel (University of Lyon, FR): Pelicans Are Social Learners but Not Tool Users: Support for the Adapted Intelligence Hypothesis in an Avian Cooperative Hunter

11:40     Liisa Hämäläinen (University of Cambridge, UK): Does a high toxin load make social information about prey more valuable for predators?

12:00     Lunch break

Session 5 (Chair: Dr. Radim Šumbera)

13:00     Andrea Sommese (Institute of Animal Science, Prague, CZ): The degree of communication between humans and dogs, wolfdogs and wolves in association with the genetic background

13:20     Gabriel Šaffa (University of Presov, SK): Risk Perception of Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus Pygerythrus) in Urban and Rural Habitats

13:40     Giulia Cimarelli (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, AT): Intraspecific social relationships in pack-living dogs and wolves

14:00     Bruno Esattore (Institute of Animal Science, Prague, CZ): To beat or not to beat: “opportunistic” behaviour during antler growth period modifies cortisol concentration in red deer (Cervus elaphus) male

14:20     Coffee break with poster session

Session 6 (Chair: Dr. Martina Konečná)

14:50     Vedrana Šlipogor (University of Vienna, AT): Psychological or Biological Approach to Personality? Method Validation in Common Marmosets

15:10     Velia Nicotra (University of Parma, IT): Evaluating jealousy in pet dogs: Different approaches bring multiple results

15:30     Manon Corbin (CNRS Strasbourg, FR): Tell me what kind of collective behaviour you initiate, I will tell you who you are

15:50     Farewell and award of prizes

18:00     Optional guided tour of the Budweiser Budvar Brewery (180 Kč per person)

Saturday 9th September

Optional trip to castle and zoo in Hluboká nad Vltavou



To see list of posters, click here: escbc2017_posters