June 17-23, 2024

ZLI Accommodation Bat Research Symposium

Welcome to the ZLI Accommodation Bat Research Symposium! 🦇

We at The Zoological Lighting Institute look forward to your participation. Here you will find more information about this unique gathering and its objectives. You can also register and submit an abstract directly through this website.


The Zoological Lighting Institute (ZLI) is a charity dedicated to supporting the sciences of light and life through the arts for animal welfare and wildlife conservation. ZLI's Accommodation Campaign is dedicated to developing bat photobiology, with emphasis on improving the general understanding of how light relates to ecological layering. It is particularly important that those in science take leadership on integrating wildlife within human settlement, and ZLI's Accommodation Bat Research Symposium offers us an opportunity to do so.

Here are the main objectives of the event:

1. Allow bat scientists, caregivers, and conservationists to meet and network.
2. Further research in bat science; including physiology, sensory ecology, and integrative biology.
3. Examine the issues and trends affecting bat welfare and conservation concerns.
4. Support research funding through the related anime series, PhotoDiversity Film's Roger's Roost.

Call for Submissions

An Amazing Venue for Bat Researchers


The Venue

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Our Partners

  • Development Center Murska Sobota

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors of all levels can participate in ZLI's Accommodation Bat Research Symposium!
Please Click Here to secure your sponsorship at the level of your choice, or contact us
at admin@zoolighting.org for more information!

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Event Organizers

  • Joanna Ferguson

    Joanna Ferguson

    The Bat Conservation Trust, The Zoological Lighting Institute

  • James Karl Fischer PhD

    James Karl Fischer PhD

    The Zoological Lighting Institute

  • Samyukta Manikumar

    Samyukta Manikumar

    IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, Dark Sky Association, The Zoological Lighting Institute

  • Jack Merrifield Faculty Manager

    Jack Merrifield Faculty Manager

    Merrist Wood College, The Zoological Lighting Institute

  • Dr Emma Stone PhD

    Dr Emma Stone PhD

    University of Bath, Conservation Research Africa, The Zoological Lighting Institute

  • Dr. Xavier Manteca Vilanova PhD

    Dr. Xavier Manteca Vilanova PhD

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, The Zoological Lighting Institute


Hybrid event

Grad Castle, Goričko Landscape Park

Grad 191, 9264 Grad Slovenia

Registration period

November 1, 2023 - 00:00 until June 23, 2024 - 18:00

Submission period

November 1, 2023 - 11:29 until January 15, 2024 - 18:00

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact admin@zoolighting.org .

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