VERSCHIEDENES
Symposium of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds
„ Granivorous birds as pests of agriculture and epidemiologicai vectors . ”
Düring the 5 th International Congress of Ecology ( Yokohama , Japan , 23 - 30 August 1990 ) a Sympo¬
sium will be held based on the theme „ Granivorous birds as pests of agriculture and epidemiologi¬
cai vectors . ”
The following topics will be included :
( 1 ) population dynamics , ( 2 ) biomass and rate of production , ( 3 ) impact of granivorous birds on
ecosystems , ( 4 ) pest management , ( 5 ) granivorous birds as vectors of diseases important to man ,
domestic animals , and wildlife ( 6 ) special attention will be devoted to Passer montanus and other
species important in Far Eastern countries .
The Symposium will include a review of the latest results from international studies on Passer and
other granivorous species , as well as a discussion on the most fruitful directions for further re -
search within the Working Group on Granivorous Birds , INTECOL .
We will also organize a satellite meeting or Round Table discussion for inclusion at the XX Interna¬
tional Ornithological Congress in Christchurch , New Zealand , 2 - 9 December 1990 . The theme will
be „ Granivorous birds in the arid , subarid and agricultural landscape . ”
In September 1989 , the Working Group on Granivorous Birds , in Cooperation with Pedagogic Uni -
versity ( Stupsk , Poland ) and the Institute of Ecology , Polish Academy of Science will organize a
Symposium in Stupsk , Poland based on the theme „ The effect of microorganisms on egg and nest -
ling mortality of Passeriformes . ”
Oral presentation atthe meetings will be limited to 15 minutes .
Symposium proceedings from the Working Group on Granivorous Birds , INTECOL will be publi -
shed as separate volumes . Editorial policy will be according to rules of the journal „ Ekologia
Polska . ” Individual contributions should not exceed 25 pages .
Participants in the Symposium „ Granivorous birds as pests of agriculture and epidemiologicai vec¬
tors ” to be held in Japan , who will not attend the 5 th International Ecological Congress , will not be
required to pay the registration fee for the Congress .
The local organizer for the Symposium atthe5 th International Ecological Congress will be Dr . Kazuo
Nakamura , Bird Control Laboratory , National Agriculture Research Center , Tsukuba , Science City
305 , Japan .
All correspondence including requests for information should be sent to the Chairman of the Wor¬
king Group on Granivorous Birds .
INTECOL : Prof . Dr . Jan Pinowski , Department of Vertebrate Ecology , Institute of Ecology , Polish
Academy of Science , Dziekanow Lesny ( near Warsaw ) , 05 - 092 Lomianki , Poland .
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tragen . Die Daten finden dann nur noch weitere Verwendung für den geplanten Atlas der Brutvögel
Europas ( European Ornithological Atlas - Committee des ICBP ) .
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