The 13th Rodens et Spatium - International Conference on Rodent Biology, July 16–20, 2012, in Rovaniemi, Finland

posted Apr 3, 2012, 12:21 AM by IRRC Coordination Unit   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 7:48 PM by ]

The 13th Rodens et Spatium conference will be organized in Rovaniemi, Finland, in July 2012. All fields of rodent biology, including also parasites, diseases, and pest management are welcome. A postcongress excursion will be organized to Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, famous for its long-term vole and lemming research.

Rodens et Spatium began as a series of conferences in France in 1987. The two following conferences also took place in France (1989 and 1991) under the French title "Le rongeur et l'espace". Increasing interest in the conference topic led to international expansion, and since 1993 the conference has been organized all over Europe and its surroundings as "Rodens et Spatium" - an English title "International Conference on Rodent Biology" was recently adopted in parallel. Usually 100–150 scientists from all continents have attended the meetings. The 12th conference took place in Turkey in 2010.

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