7th International Symposium

on Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and on Sub-order Suiformes




The symposium will include two days of oral and poster presentations and one day excursion including field and cultural programs.

Official language of the symposium will be English.



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27 august, 2008

16:00 – 18:00 Registration - Pannonia Med Hotel

28 august, 2008

8:00 – 9:00     Registration - Pannonia Med Hotel

9:00 – 9:20     Opening session – Europe meeting room

                        Chair: Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis & András Náhlik

                        Welcome address by Prof. Sándor Faragó, rector of the University of West Hungary

Welcome address by Dr. Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis chairman of the organising committee of the previous symposium

                        Welcome address and technical information by Prof. András Náhlik chairman of the organising committee

9:20 – 12:30   Session: Population dynamics, ethology, reproduction, modeling – Europe meeting room

                        Chair: Peter Heise-Pavlov & Ulf Hohmann

9:20 – 9:40      Population growth and range expansion of re-introduced wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Sweden. J. P. Ball, H. Thurfjell and K. Sjöberg

9:40 – 10:00    The causes for the extinction of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) from the island of Cyprus. E. Hadjisterkotis and P. M. Heise-Pavlov

10:00 – 10:20  Model analysis the wild boar population number dynamics in the Russian middle priamurye. O.L. Revutskaya, G. P. Neverova and E. Y. Frisman E.

 10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 – 11:10  Estimating wild boar populations and analysis of variation and cost effectiveness of counting. B. Bobek, D. Merta, K. Szmyd-Golba and A. Weglowska

11:10 – 11:30  Non-invasive scat sampling for use in wild boar population size estimation evaluating a field method. C. Ebert, D. Huckschlag, K. Kolodziej, K. Leicht, H. K. Schulz, U. Wunn and U. Hohmann

11:30 – 11:50  DNA-based analysis of scats for use in wild boar (Sus scrofa) population size estimation – evaluating a lab method. K. Kolodziej, H. K. Schulz, C. Ebert, U. Hohmann, D. Huckschlag and R. Schulz

11:50 – 12:10  Wild boar census by extensive camera trapping: a population management approach in Tuscany (Central Italy). F. Morimando, G. Plantamura, L. Galardi and F. Pianigiani

12:10 – 12:30  A digital infrared video camera system for recording and remote capturing. D. Huckschlag

12:30 – 16:00 Session: Space and habitat use, feeding – Europe meeting room

Chair: Eric Baubet & Kjell Sjöberg

12:30 – 12:50  The enviromental impact of wild boar: new perspectives. G. Massei

12:50 – 13:10  The impacts of environmental factors on spatial distribution of wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) in Slovenia. K. Jerina and M. Adamic

13:10 – 14:20 Lunch

14:20 – 14:40   Activity patterns of wild boar in Bialowieza Primeval Forest (Eastern Poland). L. Soennichsen, W. Jędrzejewski, T. Podgórski and B. Jędrzejewska

14:40 – 15:00  Space use  by wild boar in Bialowieza Primeval forest (Poland) – preliminary results. T. Podgórski, W. Jędrzejewski, L. Soennichsen and B. Jędrzejewska

15:00 – 15:20  Annual and seasonal space use of different age classes of female wild boar Sus scrofa L. O. Keuling, N. Stier and M. Roth

15:20 – 15:40  “Reserve effects” on space use and habitat selection of wild boar. V. Tolon, S. Dray, A. Loison, A. Zeilies, C. Fischer and E. Baubet

15:40 – 16:00  Wild boar (Sus scrofa) movements in a snow covered landscape,       preliminary results from GPS data in Sweden. H. Thurfjell and K. Sjöberg

12:30 – 16:00 Session: Disease, life and anatomic studies – Gallery room

Chair: Marek Koziorowski & László Sugár

12:30 – 12:50  Seasonal changes in humoral regulation of reproduction in male  of wild boar and pig crossbred. M. Koziorowski

12:50 – 13:10  Seasonal changes in testosterone and estradiol 17b concentration in blood vessels of males reproductive tract of male wild boar and pig crossbred. A.Tabeczka-Łoncynska, M. Romerowicz, A. Sajdak, E. Kowal, K. Koziol, P. Gilun and M. Koziorowski

13:10 – 14:40 Lunch

14:40 – 15:00  Reproduction physiology of Babirusa (Babyrousa babirussa): anatomy and histology of reproduction organs. B. Ziehmer, A. A. Macdonald and C. Knorr

15:00 – 15:20  Impact of multiple-sired litters and a quest for molecular signatures      of differentiation in wild boar and domestic pig. A. P. Santos, A. Zsolnai, F. Goyache, J. Nunes, R. Charneca, R. Godinho, Y. P. Zhang and A. Beja-Pereira

15:20 – 15:40  Maximum and minimum food intake of captive wild boar for scheme agricultural and farm damage control. M. Takeuchi, H. Ueda and M Inoue

15:40 – 16:00  Seroprevalence of antibodies to main porcine infectious pathogens in wild boars          in some regions of Russia. S. A. Kukushkin, E.P. Baborenko, T.Z. Baybikiv, V. V. Mikhalishin and I. A. Domskiy

16:00 – 17:30 Poster session

18:00 – 20:00  Sight-seeing in Sopron, visiting a wine cellar

20:00 –            Dinner in the venue hotel

29 august, 2008

9:00 – 11:30   Session: Population dynamics, ethology, reproduction, modeling – Europe meeting room

                        Chair: Boguslaw Bobek & Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis

9:00 – 9:20      Fertilitiy control agents for wild boar: from individuals to population. G. Massei, D. Cowan, J. Coats and L. Miller

9:20 – 9:40      Preliminary results of piglets tagging attempts inside the birth nest. E. Baubet, S. Servanty and S. Brandt

9:40 – 10:00    Sus scrofa: population structure, condition and reproduction in tropical north eastern Australia. P. M. Heise-Pavlov and S. R. Heise-Pavlov

10:00 – 10:20  Contribution of wild pigs in the diet of tiger and leopard in protected areas. N. P. S. Chauhan and K. S. Barwal

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 – 11:10  Investigation on social organization in a wild boar population. L. Iacolina, M. Scandura, P. Bongi and M. Apollonio

11:10 – 11:30  Socio-spatial behaviour and genetics of wild boar in north-eastern Germany. J. Brün and O. Keuling

11:30 – 13:10 Session: Space and habitat use, feeding – Europe meeting room

Chair: Carlos Fonseca & Giovanna Massei

11:30 – 11:50  Home range size and habitat selection of wild boar in Collserola Park. G. Molina-Vacas, V. Bonet-Arboli and J. D. Rodriguez-Teijeiro

11:50 – 12:10  Habitat use and activity patterns of Wild Boar in the National Park “Neusiedler See”. A. Duscher

12:10 – 12:30 Group structure and habitat preference of wild pigs in Ranthambore tiger reserve, India            . K. S. Barwal, A. Velenkar and N. P. S. Chauhan

12:30 – 12:50  Habituation of wild boar in a metropolitan area: characterisation conflicts and solutions in Collserola Park, Barcelona. S. Cahill, F. Llimona, L. Cabaneros and F. Calomardo

12:50 – 13:10  Current distribution and population status of the species Sus scrofa (wild boar) in Greece. E. P. Tsachalidis and E. Hadjisterkotis

13:10 – 14:40 Lunch

14:40 – 16:00 Session: Genetics – Europe meeting room

Chair: Bruno Masala & Lawrence Schook

14:40 – 15:00  Towards a genomic platform for analysis of wild boar and suiforme diversity and evolution. R. Crooijmans, T. Baxter, S. Casu, K. Chen, A. Ducos, S. Genini, E. Giuffra, Y. T. Ju, H. P. Koelewijn, M. Longeri, E. Luetkemeier, R. Malhi, H. J. Megens, W. Muir, N. Okumura, M. Perez-enciso, A. Roca, C. Roseman, G. Semiadi, L. Shackelford, M. Sodhi, Wirdateli, G. Larson, M. Groenen, and L. Schook

15:00 – 15:20  Population genetics of the Wild boar in Europe. J. Kirschning, R. Unici and G. B. Hartl

15:20 – 15:40  Occurrence of a private mtdna CLADE in italian wild boars. M. Scandura, L. Iacolina, B. Crestanello, E. Pecchioli, G. Bertorelle and M. Apollonio

15:40 – 16:00  Analysis of the genetic structure of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Greece. A. Panoraia, A. Triantafyllidis, E. Chatzinikos, N. Papageorgiou, J. T. Abatzopoulos and C. Triantaphyllidis

10:00 – 16:00 Session: Hunting and management – Gallery room

Chair: Mark Malins & Efstathios Tsachalides

10:00 – 10:20 Understanding the nature of human dimensions: integrating people in wild boar management. B. Frank

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 – 11:10  Recreational hunting – a viable policy for UK wild boar? M. I. Malins

11:10 – 11:30  Wild boar hunting and feeding in legislation S. Cellina

11:30 – 11:50  Characteristics and attitudes of Wild boar hunters in comparison with other hunters. N. D. Hasanagas, P. Birtsas and C. Sokos

11:50 – 12:10  Personal characteristic and hunting behavior of  wild boar hunters in Peloponnesus, South Greece. E. P. Tsachalidis,  P.  Konstantopoulos and A. L. Giannakopoulos

12:10 – 12:30  Wild boar vehicle collisions. Spatial and temporal patterns and measures for the mitigation of the conflict. C. Rossel , F. Navas, M. Fernandez Pou and J. Carol

12:30 – 12:50 Conflicts between wild boar and agriculture and their possible solutions. J. Kamler and J. Dvorak

12:50 – 13:10  Wild boar hunting parks in Romania. I. Mirea and R. Unici

13:10 – 14:40 Lunch

14:40 – 15:00  Harvest Management Strategy for the bearded pig Sus barbatus in the Planted Forest Zone, Sarawak, Malaysia. C. H. Diong, D. Junau and R. Stuebing

15:00 – 15:20  Firearms or Traps? Current Status of wild boar management in Japan. Y. Kawata

15:20 – 15:40  The traditional use of wild boar by the aborigines in Taiwan. Y. Wang and H. J. Wu

15:40 – 16:00  Formosan wild boar (Sus scrofa taivanus) hunting in Taiwan. H. J. Wu and Y. Wang

16:00 – 17:00 Workshop about status of wild boar in Europe and factors influencing its population dynamics - a questioning of national delegates/experts – Gallery room

16:00 – 17:30 Poster session

18:00   Banquet

30 august, 2008

8:00 – 21:00    Field trip: “King Mathias” Hunting Park (lunch), Festetics Hall in Keszthely

– hunting museum, Castle in Sümeg (dinner)

31 august, 2008

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