First European Raccoon Colloquium

The 1st European Raccoon Colloquium will be held on March 16 and 17, 2023 in Lyon (France).

Co-organized by the UMR CNRS 5558 Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive of the University Claude Bernard Lyon1 (LBBE), the Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l'Alimentation, de l'Environnement et du Travail (ANSES), the Office Français de la Biodiversité (OFB) and the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg, the colloqium will first aim to establish a synthesis of current knowledge on the ecology of this invasive species that is expanding rapidly in Europe.


Structured in different thematic sessions (General Ecology, Population Genetics and Genomics, Epidemiology and Parasitology, Management), it will allow European researchers and managers to exchange on fundamental and practical questions about the raccoon.

Secondly, this colloquium will be the launching meeting of a European group of fundamental and applied research on the management of raccoon populations in Europe. The idea of a group named "Euroraccoon" will be presented, a group whose vocation is collective work on a European scale by sharing information, data and samples to answer on a large scale the fundamental and applied questions raised by the raccoon in Europe.

Finally, workshops will be conducted with the objective of responding to European calls for projects to structure research at the European level. Between 50 and 100 researchers and managers are expected from all over Europe.

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