October 3-5, 2018 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal



CIBIO-InBIO will host in Vairão Campus on October 3 to 5 the Workshop "Biology and management of Iberian voles: Progresses, challenges and prospects", co-organized by University of Évora and University of Valladolid.

This workshop follows up on a previous workshop on “Vole Ecology, Genetics and Conservation”, held at University of Évora (Portugal) in 2011 and 2014, and results from the merging with a workshop on “Vole population cycles in Iberia”, which was planned for this year in Spain. The idea of merging the workshops in a single larger one aroused from the willing to build expertise in Iberian vole research, by bringing together researchers and students involved in vole-related projects mostly (but not exclusively) in Portugal and Spain, covering a wide range of topics from basic biological and ecological questions to evolutionary processes and population management problems.

The five keynote lectures on October 3 and 4 will be open to the general public and we would like to invite and encourage everyone to attend.




Day 1 - Wednesday | October 3, 2018
9:30 | Opening Session – Joana Paupério (CIBIO-InBIO), Ricardo Pita (University of Évora) & Juan José Luque-Larena (Universidad de Valladolid)
10:00 | Session 1 - Population monitoring and biotic interactions
11:00 | Coffee Break
11:30 | Session 1 (cont)
12:15 | Keynote lecture - António Mira (University of Évora) - Insights on Portuguese Microtus: From pests to endangered species
13:00 | Lunch
14:30 | Keynote lecture – Xavier Lambin (University of Aberdeen) - Multi-scale density-dependent dispersal in spatially structured populations
15:30 | Round table


Day 2 - Thursday | October 4, 2018
9:15 | Keynote lecture - Jeremy Searle (Cornel University) - Phylogenetics and phylogeography of Microtus
10:00 | Session 2 - Distribution, demography, and behaviour
11:00 | Coffee Break
11:30 | Session 2 (cont)
12:15 | Keynote lecture – Eloy Revilla (Doñana Biological Station‐CSIC) – Learning from small-mammal pests to deal with conflictive large vertebrate species of conservation concern and viceversa
13:00 | Lunch
14:30 | Keynote lecture – François Mougeut (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM) - Know your enemies: the roles of weasels and fleas in the cyclic population dynamics of the common vole in NW Spain
15:30 | Round table


Day 3 - Friday | October 5, 2018
9:30 | Round table final session
11:00 | Coffee Break
11:30 | Project meetings



Joana Paupério
Ricardo Pita
Juan José Luque Larena