2018 - International Squirrel Colloquium

We are delighted to invite you to the 8th International Colloquium on Squirrels, which will take place in NUI Galway on the west Coast of Ireland from June 4th to June 8th 2018.

The International Colloquium on Squirrels is a global event that is held every three years.  It brings together squirrel researchers from around the world to discuss all aspects of squirrel biology including ecology, evolution, morphology, genetics and conservation.  The colloquium was inaugurated in 1994, with a meeting held in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Subsequent meetings were held in Oregon USA (2000), England (2003), India (2006), Canada (2009), Japan (2012) and Finland (2015). As the colloquium has become established it has increased in size and scope.  Originally focussing on tree squirrels, the colloquium was expanded to include flying squirrels at the 4th meeting in Kerala, India in 2006. In 2018 we will be including ground squirrel research for the first time, to broaden the colloquium to include research on the whole Sciuridae family.

Delegates at the 2015 International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels in Helsinki, Finland

We are very grateful to our sponsors the National Parks and Wildlife Service, EPA (Ireland), the European Squirrel Initiative and Failte Ireland for their support in bringing this conference to NUI Galway.

We look forward to welcoming you to Galway in June 2018.

Colin Lawton
Conference Chair