Welcome to the 14th African Small Mammal Symposium
The ASMS conferences are held once every four years, providing the opportunity for local and international scientists, students and others interested in studying African small mammals to meet and exchange ideas. Small mammals mainly: rodents, bats, shrews, sengis, tenrecs, golden moles, rabbits, hares, otters, mongooses, ground squirrels etc. are covered within these meetings.
Standard – 350 USD (late registration 400 USD)
Full-time student – 200 USD
Registration fee includes conference pack, access to complete scientific program, welcome function, mid-conference excursion, lunches and coffee breaks during the whole conference. It does not cover travel to Swakopmund (Namibia), accommodation (incl. breakfasts and dinners) and post-conference trips.
|Abstracts Due Date||31 May 2023 at 23h59 CAT|
|Registration Due Date||31 May 2023 at 23h59 CAT|
|Notification of Acceptance||31 July 2023 at 23h59 CAT|
|Registration Fee Due Date||30 June 2023 at 23h59 CAT|
|Conference Dates||17 to 22 September 2023|
|Account Name||ECORAT Namibia|
|Bank Name||Standard Bank Namibia|
|Swift/ Sort Code||SBNMNANX|
|Branch Name & Code||Ausspannplatz, 082672|
|Account Number||041 640 349|
|Physical Address||50 Rehobother Road, Windhoek, Namibia|
The abstract should include the title, list of authors, affiliations with addresses, the text, and email for the presenter (and corresponding author if different), in that order.
The name of the presenter should be in bold.
The format for the abstract must be Times New Roman in MS-Word document as follows: Title of the paper (font size 12 in bold); and the rest in font size 11, double spaced with a 2.5 cm margin on either side.
The total number of words in the abstract should not exceed 250.The abstract must be submitted online (?), on the conference website.
Kindly take note that all participants should arrive in Swakopmund (Namibia) on Sunday the 17th of September 2023. Participants that are coming into the country via air route have a number of options: (i) Book flights directly to the Walvis Bay International Airport (Namibia) either via Cape Town International Airport (South Africa) or O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa); (ii) Book flights directly to Hosea Kutako International Airport (Windhoek, Namibia). All delegates are requested to provide the Local Organising Committee with their flight itineraries so that we can arrange shuttles from the airport to the hotel.
The 14th ASMS will be hosted at the Swakopmund Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. This hotel and conference centre is ideally located in the heart of Swakopmund and is surrounded by a number of historic buildings and restaurants providing you with the best base to explore Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and the Namib Desert.
Bookings should be made directly with the hotels. The Swakopmund Plaza Hotel offers a variety of 6 room types including stylish comfort rooms; suites, family rooms, and unique luxury suite (kindly refer to the hotel website for detailed information). Use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the email subject line “14th ASMS Bookings” to qualify for discounted rates.
Delegates can also book alternative accommodation with sister establishments of the Swakopmund Plaza Hotel.
For alternative accommodation in Swakopmund, visit the following website:
Seth J. Eiseb (University of Namibia)
Penda Muteka (University of Namibia)
Lina Mushabati (University of Namibia)
Salmi Kapala (University of Namibia)
Ester Kayala (University of Namibia)
Laina Abiatar (University of Namibia)
Lavinia Haikukutu (University of Namibia)
Francois Becker (National Museum of Namibia)
Apollonia Dirks (National Museum of Namibia)
Kenneth /Uiseb (Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism)
Seth J. Eiseb, Department of Environmental Science, School of Science, University of Namibia, Namibia
Penda Muteka, Department of Animal Production, Agribusiness & Economics, School of Agriculture & Fisheries Science, University of Namibia, Namibia
Francois Becker, Natural Science, National Museum of Namibia, Namibia
Kenneth /Uiseb, Department of Wildlife Monitoring and Research, Directorate of Scientific Services, Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism, Namibia
Rhodes H. Makundi, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Apia W. Massawe, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
Ara Monadjem, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Eswatini, Eswatini
Voahangy Soarimalala, Association Vahatra, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Peter J. Taylor, Afromontane Research Unit, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of the Free State, South Africa
Nico Avenant, Department of Mammalogy, National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Petr Benda, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Josef Bryja, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
Steven Belmain, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Christiane Denys, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
Laurent Granjon, Institut de Recherches pour le Développement, Montpellier, France
Herwig Leirs, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Victor Rambau, Stellenbosch University, South Africa