The IFM Specialist Conference for 2014 will be looking at the Biology Conservation and  Management of Lamprey.

Over the 2 days of presentations the conference will cover

  1. Lamprey Biology and Populations
  2. Lamprey Ecology and Conservation Monitoring
  3. Methods for Studying Lamprey Populations
  4. Threats to, and restoration of, Lamprey populations

There will be speakers in attendance from 15 dfferent countries and key note addresses will come from Professor Margaret Docker of the University of Manitoba, Canada and Professor Pedro Almeida of the University of Evora, Portugal. 

The conference will be held in the historic city of York from May 6th  – 7th and aims to provide a forum for discussion and networking for people engaged in work on these enigmatic species.

There will also be some additional field trips on the 8th May for those who are able to stay on. These will be dependent on weather and river conditions.

As well as the main conference there will also be a dedicated poster session as well as a conference dinner in the Merchant Taylors Hall which dates back to the 14th Century. 

The conference programme can be downloaded here