Welcome to the website of the 5th European Ground Squirrel Meeting, EGSM 5.

This bi-annual event brings together scientists and students from all over Europe aiming to present and discuss forefront research on the European Ground Squirrel and its future perspectives.

The idea goes back to 2002, when a kick-off meeting in Madjarovo, Bulgaria was initiated by BirdLife (Stoycho Stoychev). Since 2006 it has been organised every two years, with the first EGSM in Felsőtárkány, Hungary, the second in Sv. Jan pod Skalou, Czechia, the third in Ordu, Turkey and the fourth in Kamień Śląski, Poland.  

It was our pleasure to welcome you at the 5th European Ground Squirrel Meeting in Rust, Austria. The meeting has been hosted by the Department of Behavioural Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences in cooperation with the Free City of Rust.

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