Key Speakers

Professor Marco Apollonio is full professor of Zoology at the University of Sassari from 2000 where he was director of the Department of Zoology and of the PhD School of Natural Resources for over 12 years.
He was formerly assistant professor at the University of Pisa and researcher at the Italian Institute for Wildlife Management. He is presently director of the international course in Wildlife Management at the Department of Veterinary Medicine.
Among his courses he taught Vertebrate Zoology, Ethology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management and Wildlife Management Techniques. He was president of the Italian Mammalogical Society and Director of the Interuniversity Centre for Wildlife Research in Florence.
He published 184 scientific papers on wildlife behavioural ecology, management, conservation, and ecological genetics of large mammals with special reference to ungulates and large carnivores. He edited 5 books on management of European Ungulates, vertebrate conservation, and behavioural ecology.
He participated to several European research initiatives like ENETWILD and the European Observatory of Wildlife, he worked with researchers form most European countries over the last 40 years. He was in the directive board of national parks for 15 years, participated to the CITES Italian Commission and was/is in the directive board of regional parks and protected areas.

Professor Tadeusz Kaleta, habilitated doctor, associate professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He works at the Department of Genetics and Animal Protection of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Prof. T. Kaleta focuses his professional activity on research work on animal behaviour, in particular wild predatory mammals and those accompanying humans.
His scientific interests also include issues of human-animal relations, welfare of domestic animals and ethical aspects of animal use.
The professor is the author of over one hundred and twenty scientific publications and over fifty reports at international and national conferences. He promoted four PhDs and supervised over a hundred master’s and engineering theses.
For many years, he has been teaching at the University of Life Sciences at the Institute of Animal Sciences, the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Agriculture.
He is one of the founders of the Polish Ethological Society and a member of the Scientific Council of the Warsaw Zoo

Professor Luděk Bartoš established the Department of Ethology at the Institute of Animal Science in Prague, was its head for 30 years and still works there as a senior scientist. He has also been a full professor of ethology at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, where he taught ethology, applied ethology and deer biology. In addition, he supervised nearly thirty PhD students from several local and also foreign universities.
For several decades he was a member of the International Deer Biology Congress Steering Committee and was/is a member of several other scientific societies. Furthermore, he acts as an editor for two international scientific journals.
According to WOS, he has published 212 papers in impacted journals and written over fifty book chapters and books. He works with captive as well as free-ranging animals.
His research has focused mainly on social, agonistic, reproductive and maternal behaviour, frequently related to physiology (e.g., antler physiology, reproduction, etc.). Among many topics, he also took part in the investigation of sika red deer hybridization.
Species studied: deer (red, fallow, roe, white-tailed, pampas deer, reindeer, and pudu), horses, dogs, mice, owls, and other species.