Pre-conference Training Courses

An introduction to paperless data collection using ODK and KoBoToolbox (Organized by: Leejiah Dorward, Bangor University)

A short course in writing scientific papers (Organized by: Gábor Lövei and Marco Ferrante)

Biodiversity data use for conservation: Becoming a confident GBIF user (Organized by: Andrew Rodrigues – Programme Officer for Participation and Engagement – GBIF)

Data management on OpenBioMaps platform (Organized by: Miklós Bán, MTA-DE Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Debrecen)

Measuring and/or assessing biodiversity using R (Organized by: Béla Tóthmérész, Debrecen)

Training for effective conservation translocations (Organized by: Stefano Canessa, University of Bern; John Ewen, Zoological Society London)


Training courses will provide opportunities for registered delegates to receive expert training on a topic relevant for conservation. Courses will take place before the start of the congress: on day 0 (22nd August 2022, Monday) for 1 day long courses, and on day -1 and 0 (Sunday and Monday) for two day long courses. All training session organisers, tutors and participants must be registered for the meeting (as early bird registrants). There will be an additional fee for attending a training session in addition to the conference registration fee. The costs will be determined according to the cost of renting the room and the equipment required. The organizers reserve the right to cancel any course which, one month before the conference, will not have enough participants to cover the costs.