Conference program at a glance

Monday 18th November 2019
18:00 – 19:00 p.m. Welcome reception at the town hall in Hof
19:00 – 20:00 p.m. Night watch tour through the city centre of Hof

Tuesday 19th November 2019
08:30 – 09:30 a.m.   Registration
09:30 – 10:00 a.m.   Opening of the conference (Government Upper Frankonia Dr. Manfred Scheidler, Bund Naturschutz)
10.00 - 10.10 a.m. Degelmann Wolfgang Welcome to the centre of Freshwater Pearl Mussels in Hof
10.10 – 11:00 a.m. Geist Jürgen Conservation of European Freshwater Pearl Mussel – what we know and what we need to do
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.   Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Korábek Ondřej A decade of Czech conservation efforts at the border between Czechia, Bavaria and Saxony
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Denic Marco Saving the Freshwater Pearl Mussel in Lower Bavaria, Germany – a status report
12:30 – 13:00 p.m. Hoefler Sarah Interreg Malšemuschel – A cross-border project at the European Greenbelt to enhance an integral river basin management under the umbrella of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel
13:00 – 14:00 p.m.   Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 p.m. Pithart David Protection and support of Pearl Mussel populations in Šumava National Park
14:30 – 15:00 p.m. Selheim Heidi 15-year experience of saving the last Freshwater Pearl Mussel population in northrhine-westfalia, Germany
15:00 – 15:30 p.m.   Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00 p.m. Perä Sofia Rivers coming back to life again-ReBorN-LIFE Restoration of Boreal Nordic Rivers
16:00 – 16:30 p.m. Gumpinger Clemens Management measures in river catchment areas for establishing and preserving suitable habitats for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera)
16:30 – 17:00 p.m.   Poster session
18:30 – 19:00 p.m.   Admission to festival room of "Max"
19:00 p.m.   Conference Dinner

Wendnesday 20th November 2019
09.00 – 09:30 a.m. Mörtl Martin Effects of fish ponds on Pearl Mussel brooks – project outline and obstacles
09:30 – 10:00 a.m. Hoess Rebecca Patterns of sediment deposition and habitat quality of three Freshwater Pearl mussel streams under drought conditions
10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Schwinger Viktor Former and current status of the brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) in pearl Mussel brooks of Upper Franconia
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.   Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 p.m. Frisch Michel Propagation of Freshwater Mussels in Luxembourg, searching for a more adapted diet
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Spisar Ondřej Experience with restoration small tributaries - sources of natural food sources
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Taskinen Jouni Successful captive rehabilitation of River Mustionjoki and Ähtävänjoki Margaritifera; from dying-out to return of glochidia production and culture of juveniles
12:30 – 13:30 p.m.   Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 p.m. Thielen Frankie Release of cultured Freshwater Mussles (Margaritifera margaritifera and Unio crassus). First observation and results from Luxembourg.
14:00 – 14:30 p.m. Spisar Ondřej First information about succesul restoration of Freshwater Pearl Mussels  at Southern Regnitz
14:30 – 15:00 p.m. Oulasvirta Panu SALMUS - Salmonid fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel – riverine ecosystem services and biodiversity in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia
15:00 – 15:30 p.m.   Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00 p.m. Poschlod Peter Historical land use types, the Pearl Mussel and other co-occurring wetland species - is there any relationship.
16:00 – 16:30 p.m. Kreutz Melanie Freshwater Pearl Mussel and European Green Belt - Approach for a new transnational project on nature conservation
16:30 – 17:20 p.m.   Discussion
17:20 – 17:30 p.m. Degelmann Wolfgang  Summary of the conference
18:30 p.m.   Guided tour in the brewery Meinel in Hof

Thursday 21th November 2019
09:00 – 13:00 p.m. Field trip to the Freshwater pearlmussel breeding station Huschermühle and to the breeding channel

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