Conference Programme

Monday, August 30

08:50-09:00 Walter Arnold, Claudia Bieber, Leonida Fusani, Thomas RufWelcome
09:00-09:20Marcel E. Visser, Melanie Lindner, Irene Verhagen, Veronika N. Laine, Jip J.R. Ramakers, Kees van Oers, Phillip GienappSeasonal timing of reproduction in the great tit; using selection lines to study the underlaying genomic mechanism and the fitness consequences in the wild
09:20-09:40Chima Nwaogu, Crinan Jarrett, Barbara HelmFitting birds’ annual cycle events to seasonal fluctuations in the Afro-tropics
09:40-10:00Melanie Lindner, Veronika N. Laine, Irene Verhagen, Heidi M. Viitaniemi, Kees van Oers, Arild Husby, Marcel E. VisserDNA methylation as a mechanism for timing of breeding in a wild bird species
10:00-10:20Hagar Vardi-Naim, Noga Kronfeld-SchorEffect of ALAN on stress, behavior survival and reproduction of spiny mice
Coffee break
10:50-11:10Zeman Michal, Zuzana Dzirbíkova, Valentina S. Rumanova, Monika OkuliarovaLight at night suppresses more than melatonin rhythm
11:10-11:30Davide M. Dominoni, Maaike de Jong, Kees van Oers, Peter O’Shaughnessy, Gavin Blackburn, Els Atema, Christa A. Mateman, Pietro B. D’Amelio, Lisa Trost, Michelle Bellingham, Jessica Clark, Marcel E. Visser, Barbara HelmArtificial light at night leads to circadian disruption in a songbird: integrated evidence from behavioural, genomic and metabolomic data
11:30-11:50Davide Dominoni, Claire Branston, Barbara Helm, Pat Monaghan, Simon Babayan, Pablo Capilla-LasherasThe effects of urbanisation on daily rhythms of songbirds: new insights from parallel recording of activity and body temperature around the clock
Lunch
13:50-14:10Yifan Wang, Roelof A. HutCircadian light entrainment in a hymenopteran insect (Nasonia vitripennis)
14:10-14:30Natalie E. van Dis, Roelof A. Hut, Bregje Wertheim, Marcel E. VisserTemperature sensitive early gene expression involved in seasonal timing of winter moth egg hatching
14:30-14:50Bengisu Sezen Subaşı, Loren Khatib, Bettina Fishman, Martin Kapun, Eran TauberRevisiting latitudinal clines in clock genes in wild populations of Drosophila in Europe
14:50-15:10Erik Gudmunds, Abderrahman Khila, Arild HusbyThe genetic basis of photoperiod induced wing polyphenism in a wild insect
Coffee break
15:40-16:00Charissa De BekkerWhat makes a zombie ant tick? An integrative approach to investigate the intersection between biological clocks and disease ecology
16:00-16:20Katie Hanna, Gisela HelferLife in the dark: circadian rhythms of naked mole rats
16:20-16:40Gisele A. Oda, Danilo E.L.F. Flôres, Patricia Tachinardi, Milene G. Jannetti, Giovane C. Improta, Jefferson T.S. Silva, Veronica S. VantinuzziSeasonal activity patterns and photoperiod encoding in a South American subterranean rodent, the tuco-tuco.
16:40-17:00Patricia Tachinardi, Jefferson Silvério da Silva, Cláudio Alvarenga de Oliveira, Verónica S. Valentinuzzi, Gisele A. OdaFlexible activity patterns in free-living subterranean rodents: interplay among daily activity rhythms, reproduction, and seasonal changes in the Anillaco tuco-tuco (Ctenomys aff. knighti)
17:00-17:35Roelof A. HutCircadian rhythms in hibernation: a tribute to Mike Menaker

Tuesday, August 31

09:00-09:20Arnold Walter, Manuela Habe, Johanna Painer, Gabrielle Stalder, Kristina GaschPhotoperiodic control of seasonal organismic and molecular changes in red deer
09:20-09:40Laura van Rosmalen, Jayme van Dalum, Daniel Appenroth, Renzo Roodenrijs, Lauren de Wit, David Hazlerigg, Roelof A. HutMechanisms of food and temperature modulation in mammalian seasonal timing
09:40-10:00Thomas Ruf, Sebastian G. Vetter, Johanna Painer, Gabrielle Stalder, Claudia BieberSeasonal timing in a pulsed resource consumer, the wild boar
10:00-10:20Kathrin H. Dausmann, Hajatiana Rabarison, Stephanie ReherAre Malagasy bats flying camels? Torpor to cope with high ambient temperature
Coffee break
10:50-11:10Elena Haugg, Annika Herwig, Victoria DiedrichBody temperature and activity adaptation of short photoperiod-exposed Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus): timing, traits, and torpor
11:10-11:30Alexandra Thiel, Sylvain Giroud, Anne Hertel, Boris Fuchs, Andrea Friebe, Stéphane Blanc, Ole-Gunnar Støen, Jon Arnemo, Alina EvansHibernation slows down biological time in Scandinavian brown bears
11:30-11:50Thomas Ruf, Kristina Gasch, Sylvain GiroudProperties of the torpor/arousal clock in hibernation
Lunch
13:50-14:10Lin Zhang, Michael H. Hastings, Edward W. Green, Simon G. Webster, Charalambos P. Kyriacou and David C. WilcocksonBMAL1 mediates tidal rhythmicity in the marine isopod, Eurydice pulchra
14:10-14:30N. Sören Häfker, Laura Hobbs, Stacey Connan, David McKee, Jonathan H. Cohen, Kim S. LastSubjective diel environmental cycles – how natural behavior modulates entrainment cues
14:30-14:50Sjoerd J. van Hasselt, Gert-Jan Mekenkamp, Alexei L. Vyssotski, Theunis Piersma, Niels C. Rattenborg, Peter MeerloSeasonal variation in sleep and sleep homeostasis in barnacle geese
14:50-15:10Meike Köhler, Walter Arnold, Gabrielle Stalder, Hanno Gerritsmann, Johanna Painer, Manuela HabeAnnual cyclicity and correlation of ontogenetic bone growth with hormonal and pysiological states in red deer
Coffee break
15:40-16:00Clara Hozer, Samuel Pavard, Martine Perret, Fabien PifferiSurvival is reduced when endogenous period deviates from 24 h in a non‑human primate, supporting the circadian resonance theory
16:00-16:20Christoph Schmal, Hanspeter Herzel, Jihwan MyungCircadian entrainment under natural conditions: a theoretical perspective
16:20-16:40Paul Bartell, Madalyn Meyers, Bruce Langford, Thomas NeubergerNeurobiological control of zugunruhe in the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
16:40-17:15Dušica Briševac, Tobias KaiserRelationship between two zeitgebers for setting the circalunar clock

Wednesday, September 1

09:00-09:20Chiu Lok Poon, Jeffrey C. Lambert, Joseph C. Waddell, Ericka Correa Roldán, & William G. R. CramptonCircadian rhythms of electrolocation pulse rate in neotropical electric fish
09:20-09:40Gabriela Wagner, Sara Meier, Melanie Furrer, Nora Nowak, Monica Alterskjær-Sundset, Renato Zenobi, Reto Huber, Steven A. BrownA clock for Arctic seasons 
09:40-10:00Laura Payton, Lukas Hüppe, Kim S. Last, David Wilcockson, Céline Noirot, Claire Hoede, Elizaveta Ershova, Sophie Valière, Bettina MeyerOscillating circadian clock genes and widely rhythmic transcriptome in Calanus finmarchicus during the high Arctic summer solstice 
10:00-10:20Lukas Hüppe, Alberto Biscontin, Cristiano De Pittà, Bettina MeyerPolarTime – chronobiological studies on a polar pelagic key species, Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba
Coffee break
10:50-11:10Jonathan H. Cohen, Kim S. Last, Corie L. Charpentier, Finlo Cottier, Malin Daase, Laura Hobbs, Geir Johnsen, Jørgen BergeWinter midday twilight entrains diel visual sensitivity in Arctic krill
11:10-11:30Nicholas Per Huffeldt, Kjell Einar Erikstad, Wolfgang Goymann, Barbara Helm, Susanne Jenni-Eiermann, Flemming R. Merkel, Truls Moum, Tone K. Reiertsen, Anna TiganoFlexible melatonin and limited variation in corticosterone profiles in sister-species of polar seabirds with contrasting diel activity
11:30-11:50Daniel Appenroth, Linn Aspelund, Vebjørn Melum, Gabriela Wagner, Alexander West, David HazleriggSeasonal body mass cycles in high Arctic Svalbard ptarmigan
Lunch
14:00-17:00Poster Session & Discussion
1Anne E. Aulsebrook, Farley Connelly, Robin D. Johnsson, Therésa M. Jones, Raoul A. Mulder, Michelle L. Hall, Alexei L. Vyssotski, John A. LeskuWhite and amber light at night disrupt sleep in birds
2Yael Ballon, Noga Kronfeld-Schor, Sarig GafnyEffects of long-term exposure to low levels of ALAN on amphibians’ reproduction and survival
3Chitrang Dani, Vasu SheebaEvolution of circadian rhythms in Drosophila reared under tropical semi-natural conditions
4Lauren de Wit, Maarten R. Hamberg, Maaike Goris, Rob H. Henning, Roelof A. HutEvidence for temperature compensated circadian regulation of arousal timing in deep hibernating garden dormice
5Melanie Furrer, Sara Meier, Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Reto Huber, Steven A. Brown, Gabriela C. WagnerDoes Arnold sleep? Non-invasive EEG studies in Norwegian reindeer
6Maarten R. Hamberg, Lauren de Wit, Roelof A. HutThe effect of ambient temperature switches on hibernation in the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus)
7Milene G. Jannetti, Veronica S. Valentinuzzi, Gisele A. OdaDissociation between body temperature and activity rhythms in subterranean rodents (Ctenomys sp.) when transferred from lab to semi-field
8Mila Kazavchinsky, Noga Kronfeld-SchorComparing wild-caught Mus populations and species exposed to different ALAN levels
9Sara Meier, Melanie Furrer, Nora Nowak, Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Renato Zenobi, Steven Brown, Gabriela WagnerCircadian blood metabolomics in Norwegian reindeer across seasons
10Laura Steel (Supervised by Stuart Peirson and Russell Foster)The regulation of circadian rhythms by the natural light environment
11Sjoerd J. van Hasselt, Maria Rusche, Alexei L. Vyssotski, Simon Verhulst, Niels C. Rattenborg, Peter MeerloAn EEG study on sleep homeostasis in a songbird species, the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris): REM sleep, why bother?
19:00GALA DINNER

Thursday, September 2

09:00-09:20Valeria Marasco, Steve Smith, Hiroyuki Kaiya, Leonida FusaniThe common quail: a seasonal model of phenotypic flexibility
09:20-09:40Aurelia F. T. Strauß, Dominic J. McCafferty, Andreas Nord, Marcel E. Visser, Barbara HelmComparing body temperature and activity profiles to assign chronotype in wild birds
09:40-10:00Andrew W. McHill, Laura K. Barger, Andrew JK Phillips, Akane Sano, Rosalind Picard, Elizabeth B. KlermanLater chronotype is associated with oversleeping for activities in college students
10:00-10:20Eva Winnebeck, Dorothee Fischer, Tanya Leise, Sarah Schoch, Salome Kurth, Samuel Jones, Till RoennebergThe beat of sleep in daily life, development and disease – studying human ultradian sleep cycles in real life and large numbers
Coffee break
10:50-11:10David SamsonHunter-gatherers have short and fragmented sleep, yet stronger circadian rhythms compared to large scale societies 
11:10-11:30Laura Symul, Peggy Hsieh, Alison K. Shea, Claudia R. Moreno, Debra J. Skene, Susan Holmes, Micaela E. MartinezSeasonal rhythms of fertility in humans
11:30-11:50Maria Korman, Till RoennebergLock the clock: the effects of social restrictions on daily timing, sleep and wellbeing
11:50Walter ArnoldFarewell
Lunch

Friday, September 3

Optional excursion to Lake Neusiedl (Timing to be announced)

Lake Neusiedl (Photo Markus Steinacher via Pixabay)