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This years conference has a programme that covers various subjects impacting bats in the UK with speakers involved in a multitude of bat projects.

National Bat Conference (BCT/Peter Chrome)

Programme highlights:                            

              FRIDAY 11TH

Evening bat walk around the university campus

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

              SATURDAY 12TH

Various talks including:

  • On the trail of the hibernating common pipistrelle, Erik Korsten (Dutch Mammal Society)
  • Assessing the status and migration of Nathusius' pipistrelles, Kate Barlow (BCT employee)
  • Acoustic identification of bats in megadiverse regions, Veronica Zamora-Gutierrez (University of Cambridge)

               SUNDAY 13TH

 Various talks including:

  • Stressed in the city: conservation of our commonest bat species, Paul Lintott (University of Stirling)
  • Bats in secondary woodlands: Implications for the development of ecological networks, Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor (University of Stirling)
  • Monitoring urban biodiversity using the urban soundscape, Alison Fairbrass (University College London)
  • The role of resource partitioning in supporting UK bat diversity, Roselyn Ware (University of Warwick)

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. 


Bookings are now open. For ticket prices and to book your place please click here.


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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