Hybride event: both in the Okapi Rooms - Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (next to Antwerp ZOO) and online. Hosted by Antwerp ZOO Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC)

On the 25th of November the Antwerp ZOO Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC) will organise their annual ZOO Science symposium in Antwerp ZOO. The registration is closed.

As usual, the symposium programme will provide an overview of ongoing research projects where the CRC is involved.


9:30 Welcome with coffee, registration

10:00 Zjef Pereboom Welcome and introduction

Daan Lameris

Social and non-social stimuli alter the performance of bonobos during the pictorial emotional Stroop task
10:30 Jonas Torfs - online From bowel to behaviour: investigating the microbiome-gut-brain axis in bonobos
10:50 Amelie Picchiottino Personality in Humboldt penguins

Lena Adler Meikle

Locomotion and behaviour in Asian elephants using video monitoring
11:30 Tine Cooreman - recorded Investigating potential SARS-CoV-2 infections in zoo mammals

11:50 Free lunch (incl. vegetarian sandwiches)

12:35 Francis Vercammen -  online First results of a retrospective study on leiomyomas of the reproductive system in female mammals from Antwerp ZOO and Planckendael ZOO
12:55 Barbara Fruth  Great Ape Nests - a reliable indicator for population density?
13:15 Jacob Willie What do results of transect wildlife surveys and passive acoustic monitoring tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of each method?

13:35 coffee

14:00 Thematic session: “BioBrasil and the Bahian Lion Tamarin Conservation Initiative (BaLTCI) in South-Bahia, Brazil” (incl. chocolate tasting)

14:00 Kristel De Vleeschouwer From BioBrasil to BaLTCI – Towards science-based conservation actions for golden-headed lion tamarins
14:20 Roberto Fiorini Torrico - online Feeding strategies and energetic condition of golden-headed lion tamarins: prospects and highlights of fieldwork
14:40 Steffi Dekegel Promoting biodiversity conservation and economic sustainability in the cocoa sector
15:00 Becky Raboy -  online Realizing the full potential of Geospatial Technology for achieving evidence-based biodiversity conservation
15:20 Camila Cassano - online Environmental education and awareness of local communities in a priority area for golden-headed lion tamarin conservation
15:40 Leonardo Oliveira - online

Saving cabruca to save Bahian lion tamarins: towards certification of the cocoa culture in South-Bahia

15:55 - 16:05 Kristel De Vleeschouwer Video Chocolate IG Sul da Bahia – Final remarks