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Monday 27 September
13:30-18:00 Registration
14:30-19:00 Pre-conference programme: Conservation highlights of the M7 motorway
20:00 Welcome address: Tamás Németh, Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

Tuesday 28 September
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30

Chair:

István Láng (HU); Andreas Seiler (SE)

Opening ceremony Dr. Benedek Jávor, Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Hungarian Parliament

Anders Sjölund, Chair of the IENE Steering Committee

09:30-11:00 Plenary sessions
Mitigating road effects on wildlife populations: why we know less than we think we know Lenore Fahrig
“On dangerous roads” – Children’s competition, prize award  Miklos Puky
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Lecture sessions

Policy and planning

Chair:

Lars Nilsson (SE);

Tony Sangwine (UK)

Transport sensitive areas in Europe: Identification and policy instruments Lennart Folkesson, Anna Melin, Gunnar Lindberg
A methodology to assess impacts of plans and programmes on the network foundation of Natura 2000 Johan Lammerant
Two milestones in the realisation of the long-term defragmentation program Hans Bekker, Bert Stegehuis, Martijn de Haan, Marleen Moelants
Implementing ecological knowledge in road planning: Road 73, a practical example from Sweden Lars Nilsson

Disturbance, pollution and invasion

Chair:

Lisa Dolan (IE);

J-O Helldin (SE)

The effect of highways on native vegetation and reserve distribution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil Simone R. Freitas,  Cláudia O. M. Sousa, Jean Paul Metzger
Traffic noise impact on biodiversity – a method for assessment J-O Helldin, Per Collinder, Åsa Karlberg
Railroad construction and farmland breeding birds – a study of the Bothnia Line Adriaan deJong
Interactions between road infrastructure and adjacent ecosystems Lisa Dolan

Road mortality and barrier impacts

Chair:

Antonio Mira (PT); Marco Dinetti (IT);

Marguerite Trocmé Maillard (CH)

Spatial wildlife-vehicle collison models: A review of current work and recommendations for their application to transportation mitigation projects Kari E. Gunson,
Giorgos Mountrakis
The factors implied in bird casualty distribution on motorways Eric Guinard, Romain Julliard, Christophe Barbaud
Behavioural responses of barn owls and stone martens to highways: Do ecological or highway features explain the differences? Clara Grilo et al
Patterns of amphibian fatalities in a Mediterranean landscape: insights from a low traffic road in Southern Portugal Paulo Sá-Sousa
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Lecture sessions

EIA and SEA

Chair:

Johan Lammerant (BE);

Malin Andersson (SE)

Methods and tools for integration of landscape level ecological impacts in environmental assessment Martina Walter, Ulla Mörtberg, Berit Balfors
New roads versus landscapes Eva Kaczmarczyk
Wildlife and roads: world problems, sustainable solutions Tom Langton
Identification and comparison of road and railway projects effects on natural habitats A. Ginot, D. François, A. Jullien

Fauna passages and their efficacy

Chair:

Miklós Puky (HU); Edgar van der Grift (NL)

Beyond passage use: How to evaluate effectiveness of road mitigation for wildlife populations Rodney van der Ree, Edgar van der Grift, Jochen Jaeger, Lenore Fahrig, Francisco Madrinan, Glenn Cunnington, Scott Findlay, Jeff Houlahan, Nina Klar
Testing amphibian tunnels under motorways in Hungary Balázs Vági,
Tibor Kovács,
János Török
What is the impact of human co-use of wildlife overpasses on the use of these crossing structures by wildlife? Edgar van der Grift, Fabrice Ottburg, Jolanda Dirksen

Road mortality and barrier impacts

Chair:

Antonio Mira (PT); Marco Dinetti (IT);

Marguerite Trocmé Maillard (CH)

Assessing road effects on bats. The role of landscape, road features and bat activity on roadkills Denis Medinas, J. Tiago Marques, António Mira
All wildboar-vihicle collisions respond to the same variables? Looking for patterns using self-organizing maps Víctor Javier Colino Rabanal, Miguel Lizana Avia, Salvador José Peris Álvarez
Can we model wolf-vehicle collisions? Using a logistic model with corrections to identify the variables involved in the road-kills Víctor Javier Colino Rabanal, Miguel Lizana Avia, Salvador José Peris Álvarez
The risk of being hungry: Influence of prey availability in verges on predator skills Carmo Silva, Antonio Mira, M. Paula Simões
Potential impact of motorway and express roads upon migratory trails of wolves in Poland Bogusław Bobek, Marta Wojciuch-Płoskonka
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Lecture sessions

Fragmentation and landscape

Chair:

Johen Jaeger (CA); Andreas Seiler (SE)

Monitoring landscape fragmentation in Europe: How well can socio-economic variables explain the differences between regions? Jochen A.G. Jaeger, Luis F. Madriñán, Tomas Soukup, Christian Schwick, Hans-Georg Schwarz-von Raumer, Felix Kienast
Towards intregrative SEA: From fragmentation indices to landscape sensitivity units Lena Pernkopf, Stefan Lang
Response times of amphibian populations to replacement pond following road construction David Lesbarrères
Studies of road effects on small vertebrates in southern California, USA Cheryl S. Brehme, Robert N. Fisher

Fauna passages and their efficacy

Chair:

Miklós Puky (HU); Edgar van der Grift (NL)

Bat crossings across Irish national roads – implications for planning mitigation measures Isobel Abbott, Fidelma Butler, Simon Harrison
Comparison of ecoducts structure systems in the region of Central Europe Jan Pěnčík, Marek Foglar
Amphibian mitigation measures design: do we focus enough on conservation status and species- specific requirements? Miklós Puky
Vegetion structure on overpasses is critical in overcoming the road barrier effect for small birds Darryl Jones

Road mortality and barrier impacts

Chair:

Antonio Mira (PT); Marco Dinetti (IT);

Marguerite Trocmé Maillard (CH)

Car accidents caused by wild fauna in the Tuscany region Paolo Banti, Francesco Sorbetti-Guerri
Factors influencing vertebrate carcasses retention time on roads: A preliminary study on Mediterranean context Filipe Carvalho, António Mira
Analysis of the relationship between seasonal and locational features of Sika deer-vehicle collisions in Hokkaido, Japan and deer ecology towards collision reduction Misako Noro, Fumihiro Hara, Ayami Saga, Toru Hagiwara
Spatial and temporal evaluation of the wildlife-vehicle collisions along the M3 Highway in Hungary Ferenc Markolt, László Szemethy, Róbert Lehoczki, Miklós Heltai
Birds and transportation infrastructure Marco Dinetti
18:00-19:00 Poster session 1
20:00 Social event: visit to Brunswick Palace

 

Wednesday 29 September
08:30-10:00 Plenary sessions
Highspeed railways and nature conservation: a growing challenge or an opportunity? Michael Below
Transport ecology in Japan and Asia Fumihiro Hara
10:00-11:30 Lecture sessions

Ecological networks and corridors as tools for defragmentation

Chair:

Ruben Huele et al (NL); Marita Böttcher et al (DE)

Ecological networks in the Czech Republic Hlaváč, V., Anděl, P., Andreas, M., Mináriková, T., Strnad, M., Gorčicová, I., Romportl, D. and Bláhová, A.
Design of multifunctional landscape corridors using effective mesh-size for regional targeting of urban development restrictions and open space development Hans-Georg Schwarz-v.Raumer, Heide Esswein
Biotope networks – networks of life: promoting a forest corridor system with a European perspective Hoerstermann Mark, Thomas Mölich, Jochen Vogel
From patchwork to network: ECONAT Hans Bekker, Phil Baader

Case studies: Mitigation and monitoring

Chair:

Anders Sjölund (SE);

J-O Helldin (SE)

Mitigating the impact of the highway E314 crossing the National Park Hoge Kempen (Province of Limburg, Flanders, Belgium) Jorg Lambrechts
Identification of corridors and linkage zones for brown bears as a compensation measure to the impacts of the construction of the “E65” highway in Central Greece Bousbouras, D.  L., Georgiadis, D. Chouvardas, C.Evangelou, L. Krambokoukis, E. Lampou, A.A. Karamanlidis
Making the connection: Mammal mitigation measures on national road schemes in Ireland Finnerty, E. J., Whelan, P.M., Emmerson, M., Dolan, L. M. J.
Wildlife accidents. The new Swedish preventing strategy. Anders Sjölund

Transport corridors as habitat

Chair:

Peter Spooner (AUS); Sofia Gylje (SE)

Contrasting fragmentation and disturbance effects on roadside vegetation Peter G. Spooner, John Losciavo
Biodiversity in railway environment. How to measure, preserve and enhance threatened species on railways. Magnus Larsson, Sofia Larsson
Can infrastructure habitats contribute to the preservation of threatened biodiversity? Tommy Lennartsson, Sofia Gylje Blank, J-O Helldin, Anna Dahlström
Living on the verge: Are roads a more suitable refuge for small mammals than streams? Helena Marques, António Mira
A study on some insect groups in Hungarian highway margins (Orthoptera, Coccoidea, Auchenorrhyncha) Balázs Kiss,  Ferenc Kozár,  Barnabás Nagy, Éva Szita  
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Lecture sessions

Ecological networks and corridors as tools for defragmentation

Chair:

Ruben Huele et al (NL); Marita Böttcher et al (DE)

Network of protected areas in Central European border regions Marco Neubert, Sylvi Bianchin
From national planning to regional implementation: initiatives for reconnection of habitats in key areas in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Björn Schulz
Restoring the web of life – Ecological networks for more biodiversity in the Alps Yann Kohler
Developing an ecological continuum suitability index for the Alps – Acting with indicators, geodata and web based map tools Ruedi Haller, Dominik Affolter, Christian Schmid, Angelika Abderhalden

Defragmentation approaches for existing transport networks

Chair:

Carme Rosell (ES); Edgar van der Grift (NL)

The Swiss defragmentation program – from design to global planning. An overview. Marguerite Trocmé
Roads and wetlands: Can we mitigate the impact of the existing transport network? Rosell, C., Navàs, F., Carol, J., Fernández Bou, M., Romera de Tejada, S. García Suikkanen, C., Vera, P., Hernández, C., Benedito, V.
Efficiency of re-connecting habitat networks for invertebrate populations – an integrated approach for impact assessment and landscape planning Reinhard Klenke, Rüdiger Jooss
A regional mitigation blueprint for herpetofauna in Southern Ontario Kari E. Gunson, Dave Ireland, Frederick W. Schueler
Restoring ecological networks across transport corridors in Bulgaria Edgar A. van der Grift, Valko Biserkov, Vanya Simeonova

Fences and animal detection systems

Chair:

Marcel Huijser (USA); Mattias Olsson (SE)

How effective are wildlife fences in preventing collisions with wild ungulates? Milla Niemi, Anne Martin, Ari Tanskanen, Petri Nummi
The barrier effect of twin tracked, non fenced railroads in Sweden Mattias Olsson, Evelina Augustsson, Andreas Seiler, Per Widén, J-O Helldin
A quantitative comparison of the reliability of animal detection systems and recommended requirements for system reliability Marcel P. Huijser, Tiffany D.H. Allen, Matt Blank, Mark C. Greenwood, Shaowei Wang
Restoring permeability of roads for wildlife: wildlife warning systems in practice Martin Strein
13:30-14:30 Lunch & luncheon (IENE awards)
14:30-18:00 Workshops
14:30-16:00

CEDR task 7 Wildlife and traffic, workshop 1: Gaps in 341 Handbook

Chair: Hans Bekker and Birgitte Henriksen

Rail and road
Chair: Malin Andersson

Fragmentation measures
Chair: Jochen Jaeger
16:30-18:00

CEDR task 7 Wildlife and traffic, workshop 2: Efficient institutional systems

Chair: Lars Nilsson and Birgitte Henriksen

18:00-19:00 Poster session 2
20:00 Conference dinner

 

Thursday 30 September
08:30-09:30 Field trip introduction
09:30-18:00 Field trip. The 350 km mid-conference excursion takes participants to the newest motorway of Europe: M6 (E73). The visited stretch spans over a landscape dominated by the River Danube. Practical measures, e.g. deer grids, wildlife warning reflectors, an amphibian tunnel as well as game bridges are shown during the tour.

 

Friday 1 October
08:30-10:00 Plenary sessions
Transport ecology in North America Paul J. Wagner
Transport infrastructure planning in Europe Tony Sangwine
10:00-11:30 Lecture session / workshops

Trans European wildlife network

Chair: Annette Spangenberg (DE);

Djuro Huber (HR)

Introduction to Trans European Wildlife Network Djuro Huber, Annette Spangenberg
Mitigation of negative impact of transport infrastructure on large carnivores in Poland Sabina Nowak, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski, Robert Mysłajek
Using the Brown bear (Ursus arctos) as an indicator species for landscape connectivity – a tool for spatial conservation prioritization Thomas A.M. Kaphegyi, Csaba Domokos
Green bridges and other structures for permeability of highways in Croatia:
Case of large carnivores
Djuro Huber, Josip Kusak
Brown bear connectivity in Bulgaria and the effect of the highways Diana Zlatanova, Alexander Dutsov, Kostadin Valchev

Workshop

IENE project: Geographic interactive database on fauna passages Chair: Andreas Seiler (SE), Javier del Real (ES)

Workshop

Ecological connectivity – towards a framework for understanding network nature Chair: Ruben Huele, Hans Bekker, Helias A. Udo de Haes (NL)
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13.30 Plenary session
Conclusions of the conference Lars Nilsson
Closing remarks, outlook to the next conference in 2012 Andreas Seiler,
Miklós Puky
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-18:00 IENE General Assembly 2010

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