Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Who ISWE...
Who ISWE...

 International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology (ISWE) is made up of animal endocrinologists from all over the world.

What ISWE...
What ISWE...

ISWE serves to promote stronger collaborations among zoo endocrinologists, wildlife managers and conservation biologists.

Where ISWE...
Where ISWE...

 The next ISWE conference is October 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

How ISWE...
How ISWE...

 ISWE is seeking members from a variety of educational backgrounds and disciplines. Click the MEMBERSHIP tab to learn more.

Why ISWE...
Why ISWE...

 The field of wildlife endocrinology has been growing in need and scope. ISWE offers a network of leaders in the field to further scientific research.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to advance the field of wildlife endocrinology by promoting stronger inter-disciplinary collaboration among wildlife and conservation biologists to optimize animal health, reproduction, and welfare in support of global conservation efforts.

Our Vision is to provide an international forum that facilitates the exchange of information and development of collaborative wildlife endocrine studies. To help advance the use of non-invasive and minimally invasive sampling technologies and assist in the standardization of methods and analyses for the scientific study of wildlife physiology both in situ and ex situ.

2015 ISWE Conference Keynote Speakers

Gabriela Mastromonaco

Curator of Reproductive Programs & Research, Toronto Zoo
Toronto, Canada

Reproductive hormone analysis: Developing tools to understand population health

Gabriela’s research focusses on studies in domestic and non-domestic animals for the purpose of increasing the knowledge base of reproductive biology in wildlife species, and use the information to assist with population management by enhancing natural breeding or developing methods for assisted reproduction.


André Ganswindt

Faculty of Veterinary Science
Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology
University of Pretoria, South Africa

A matter of perception - Endocrine responses to stressors in African Wildlife

André’s research interest are in the area of behavioural endocrinology and reproductive science, addressing proximate and ultimate questions concerning regulative endocrine mechanisms which in combination with other factors, like social or ecological changes, influence and control animal behavior.


Lee Koren

The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Integrated matrices reveal wild vertebrate life history traits

Lee studies social behaviours in wildlife vertebrates in the context of fitness enhancement, concentrating on steroid hormones in order to evaluate the proximate mechanisms and functions of the behaviours. Her studies take place in the field, under natural conditions. She applies hair analysis that allow to monitor hormonal changes over weeks or months.

ISWE 2015 Conference News and Updates 

Preliminary Schedule

We are excited to share a preliminary schedule for the upcoming International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology meeting, which will be held in Berlin, 12-14 October 2015. We have some great keynote speakers lined up and are anticipating a lot of quality presentations.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 April 2015. Click here for the online abstract submission portal.

ISWE Travel Grants

We are delighted to announce that three travel grants for students with outstanding contributions will be awarded at the ISWE Conference 2015! The International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology is pleased to sponsor one of these travel grants in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Coralie Munro. In addition, Arbor Assays and Kingfisher International Conservation Biology Lab are each pleased to sponsor one travel grant



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