Abstract submission 20th APRIL 2020
Closing date for early registration will be 20th May and late registration will be 30th June 2020

Early registration (20th may) : Students (Phd student, Master) 150 euros /Non students 250 euros

Late registration (30th june) Students (Phd student, Master) 200 euros / Non students 300 euros

Conference Fee includes
Monday 14 September: Welcome dinner
Tuesday 15 September: Coffee break + lunch
Wednesday 16 September: Coffee break + lunch
Thursday 17 September: Field visit + lunch on field visit
Friday 18 September: Coffee break + lunch + farewell dinner

Registration fees have to be paid by bank transfer
Payments should be made to the account number of The Habitat Foundation, clearly mentioning “ Registration IDC2020” and the name of the participant.
All bank charges are for the participant.

Bank account of The Habitat Foundation The Netherlands

Triodosbank, Zeist, Nederland
Bank address: PO Box 55, 3700 AB Zeist, The Netherlands
IBAN: NL20 TRIO 0198 3429 50

For specific question regarding the payment please contact The Habitat Foundation at:

Thursday field trip info:
The field visit on Thursday will involve a walk of about 5 km in a hilly landscape and on walking paths that can be rough and muddy.
If you have difficulties to do this, please indicate this in the registration form (under mid-conference excursion) so we can see if we can arrange transport.


The deadline for abstract submission is 20th APRIL 2020.
A publishing company will support the abstract submission process by using their platform ARPHA.
Abstract submission here abstract
Find here the instructions for abstract submissions through the ARPHA platform

Abstract submission


A big thank you to Detlev Seibert and Ninette Zullei-Seibert for sponsoring the travel grants.
The money will go to young people taking their first steps to present their work on an international platform.
If possible, not only scientific people but also non scientists like volunteers and other interested people - with or without giving presentations at the conference.
The main selection work will remain on the members of the Scientific Committee. The donators will have the final decision.
The travel grant request is included in the registration form below.


We welcome presentations on dormice species’ palaeontology, genetics, physiology, behaviour, morphology, ecology and conservation.
All communications (oral and poster) must be presented in English.

Guidelines for talks

An oral contribution is expected to last a maximum of 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion.
The room is equipped with a beamer and a Windows computer that allows PowerPoint files (ppt/pptx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) presentations.
It will not be possible to use your own computer.
All slides must be in the traditional 4:3 format.
Authors must send or deliver the communications to the Organising Committee until a day before the presentation.
If your presentation is planned for the first day, deliver it on the moment of your registration.
Video material should be embedded in the PowerPoint presentation. We recommend that (video) animated presentations (or uncommon Windows fonts/symbols) be tested by the authors in the dedicated laptop during the first hour of the morning of the day of the session to minimise visualisation problems during the presentations.
Whenever possible, we recommend speakers to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each session, to meet the chair of the day and to ensure that the presentation has been properly loaded on the dedicated laptop. We also suggest that speakers sit at or near the front of the room to facilitate the transition between presentations.

Guidelines for poster

Authors are responsible for putting up their posters upon arrival at the conference.
Allocate the top of the poster with the title, authors and affiliations as stated on the submitted abstract. Text, illustrations, and all different components of the poster should be readable from a distance of 2 m (6.6 feet).

Size The poster dimensions should not exceed portrait A0 format, 84.1 cm (2’09”) wide x 118.9 cm (3’10”) height..
Putting up and taking down posters All posters should be on the displayed location before lunchtime of September 15th. The poster will be on display throughout the Conference.
Attaching poster materials will be provided.

We will have two poster sessions (Tuesday and Friday) at which authors should be near the corresponding poster to present or discuss their work with interested people.
Participants and authors are encouraged to visit the poster room also at other moments during the conference.
Posters should be removed by the authors at the end of the conference. All posters not removed will be recycled. The conference will not be responsible for any posters left behind.