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Online bookings for the conference are now closed. Please call the training team on 020 7820 7165 or email us to check availability.


This years conference has an exciting programme of talks and workshops, covering a wide range of subjects impacting bats.

National Bat Conference (BCT/Peter Chrome)

Programme highlights:                            

              FRIDAY 11TH

Registration is from 4pm.

Drinks reception hosted by Wildlife Acoustics (6-8pm)

Held in the Chancellors Suite, Rootes Building

Evening bat walk around the university campus (8pm)

Previous years have observed common, soprano and Nathusius' pipistrelle, Daubentons bat, Natterer's bat and noctule.

              SATURDAY 12TH

Registration is from 8 with talks starting at 9am.

Various talks including:

  • On the trail of the hibernating common pipistrelle, Erik Korsten (Bureau Waardenburg)

  • Acoustic identification of bats in megadiverse regions, Veronica Zamora-Gutierrez (University of Cambridge)

  • Bats, roads and railways or (in the event of Defra publication delay) What are they for? The natural history of bats in 20 minutes, John Altringham (University of Leeds)

  • Stressed in the city: conservation of our commonest bat species, Paul Lintott (University of Stirling)

               SUNDAY 13TH

Talks start at 9am.

 Various talks including:

  • Bats in secondary woodlands: Implications for the development of ecological networks, Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor (University of Stirling)

  • The role of resource partitioning in supporting UK bat diversity, Roselyn Ware (University of Warwick)

  • Monitoring urban biodiversity using the urban soundscape, Alison Fairbrass (University College London)

  • Assessing the status and migration of Nathusius' pipistrelles, Kate Barlow (Bat Conservation Trust)

  • Genetic approaches to studying bat responses to global change, Orly Razgour, (University of Bristol)

Your choice of workshops on both days. Examples include:

  • Introduction to sound analysis
  • UK bat identification
  • AnaLook workshop for beginners
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Making pompom bats
  • Dropping identification using DNA analysis

To download the full provisional programme for this year's National Bat Conference please click here. 


For ticket prices please click here. Online bookings for the conference are now closed. Please call the training team on 020 7820 7165 or email us to check availability.


There are lots of exciting sponsorship opportunities, please click here to see the various ways you can support the conference or take an exhition stand.

The following organisations are supporting us this year by sponsoring the conference:

Wildlife Acoustics





During the conference programme we will also present two awards: 

  • The Vincent Weir Scientific Award - This is awarded annually to a student at a UK-based institution who has made a significant contribution to research on the conservation biology of bats.
  • The Pete Guest Award - This award goes to an individual who has made an outstanding practical contribution to bat conservation.

 Previous Conferences

  • 2014 Abstracts - abstracts of talks given at the 2014 National Bat Conference
  • 2013 Abstracts - abstracts of talks given at the 2013 National Bat Conference
  • 2012 Abstracts - abstracts of talks given at the 2012 National Bat Conference
  • 2011 Abstracts - abstracts of talks given at the 2011 National Bat Conference
  • 2010 Abstracts - abstract of talks given at the 2010 National Bat Conference
    2009 Abstracts - abstract of talks given at the 2009 National Bat Conference

Following a thorough search of alternate venues we have decided to hold the conference at Warwick again in 2015. This is due to a number of reasons includingthe central location, feedback from 2013 and 2014, and cost.

Find out more

Details of the Annual Bat Workers Forum

Information about the Pete Guest Award




MAJOR SPONSOR - Drinks Reception

Wildlife Acoustics 





MAJOR SPONSOR - Tea and Coffee










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