Conference program at a glance

Tuesday 25th April 2023

18:30 p.m.

Be togehther at Strobel´s event hall, Dörnthal

Wednesday 26th April 2023

08:30 – 09:30 a.m.


Registration by coffee and cake

09:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Opening of the conference

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Geist

TU München

Keynote – Prof. Dr. Jürgen Geist: Conservation of freshwater pearl mussel in light of climate change and human pressures

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Christopher Zier,


Climate change in Bavaria and consequences for the aquatic habitats

11:30 – 12:00 a.m.

 Martin Mörtl &

Luise Richter

Concept for water management of pearl mussel rivers during low flow periods

12:00 – 13:00 p.m.



13:00 – 13:30 p.m.

Denic Marco

Actual situation of freshwater pearl mussel protection in Germany – “MARA – Margaritifera Restoration Alliance”

13:30 – 14:00 p.m.

Sima Jan

Freshwater Pearl Mussels protection in the Czech Republic and prioritization in relation to other animal species

14:00 – 14:30 p.m.

 Thielen Frankie

Captive breeding of freshwater mussels in Europe, an overview

14:30 – 15:00 p.m.


Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30 p.m.

Spisar Ondrej

Practical impact of climate change on FPM practice

15:30 – 16:00 p.m.

Klaas Kunnar & Kaldma Katrin

River habitat as semi-natural ecosystem

16:00 – 16:30 p.m.

Sundt Katrine

Pearl mussel population and cultivation in Norway

16:30 – 17:30 p.m.


Poster session

19:00 p.m.


Conference Dinner with Franconian gastronomic specialities

Thursday 27th April 2023

09.00 – 09:30 a.m.

Daill Daniel

Long-term experience with target species conflicts at Austrian freshwater pearl mussel rivers

09:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Höllering Daniel

Influence of beaver and otter on the pearl mussel in Northeast Bavaria

10:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Taskinen Jouni

Shell opening resistance – a potential measure of condition of FPM individual?

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Kranz Andreas

Otter, beaver und mussels: Points of contact and conflicting goals in nature conservation

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Marek Jiri

Situation with otter in South Bohemia and support for brown trout population

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Matthias Gibhardt & Spisar Ondrej

Mussel transfer and restoration of the brown trout population, Waldnaab region

12:30 – 13:30 p.m.



13:30 – 14:00 p.m.

Grunicke Felix

Current effects of warmer and more arid conditions on juvenile freshwater pearl mussels in the Vogtland region of Saxony

14:00 – 14:30 p.m.

Höß Rebecca

Fine sediment dynamics in pearl mussel streams of North Bavaria

14:30 – 15:00 p.m.


Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30 p.m.

Lavictoire Louise

Understanding interactions between the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) and the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera)

15:30 – 16:30 p.m.



16:30 – 17:00 p.m.

Geist Jürgen &Degelmann Wolfgang 

Summary of the conference

18:30 p.m.


Guided tour through the butcher´s shop Strobel with own energy-concept and tasting of specialities from straw pig and pasture cattle with different local types of beer

Friday 28th April 2023

09:00 – 13:00 p.m.

Field trip to the freshwater pearlmussel breeding station Huschermühle and the new buildt breeding channel

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