ISWE advances the field of wildlife endocrinology by promoting stronger inter-disciplinary collaboration among wildlife and conservation biologists.


ISWE is made up of animal endocrinologists from all over the world.


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


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


Wildlife endocrinology is a field growing in need and scope. ISWE offers a network of leaders in the field to further scientific research.


Join now! Gain access to WEIN (Wildlife Endocrinology Information Network), a searchable database housing methods and analyses. ISWE members also receive discounts on select endocrinology lab materials.

ISWE 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.


5th ISWE Conference Events

  • IZW

    Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research will host the 5th ISWE Conference at the historic Schloss Friedrichsfelde in Berlin, Germany

  • Keynote speakers

    Share and network with researchers and leaders featuring prominent keynote speakers in the field of wildlife endocrinology

  • Ultrasound/CT

    Sunday, 11. October IZW Department of Reproduction Management offers a 6 hour Ultrasound/CT workshop for an additional cost

  • Walking Tour

    Saturday, 10. October all ISWE attendees are invited to a free 3 hour walking tour of the main sites of the city center

5th 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

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. View schedule
Abstract submissions closed 15 April 2015. read more >

We are delighted to announce the 3 recipients of travel grants for students to the ISWE Conference 2015 in Berlin, Germany The awardees are Juan Scheun, Annais Carbajal and Ee Phin Wong. Their bios may be viewed just to the right of this announcement. The International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology is pleased to sponsor one of the 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 grant.

Travel Grant Awardees

Wildlife Endocrinology Information Network (WEIN)

ISWE Members have access to WEIN, a web based, searchable data network containing information on endocrine methods and analyses including sample type, sample processing, hormone assays (EIA and RIA) and endocrine results on various domestic and wildlife species both in situ and ex situ. The database allows the sharing of information regarding endocrine monitoring in a given species. The database is a reference place for endocrinological techniques and species based information. The goal of WEIN is to become the primary resource for researchers worldwide to learn, analyze, and share information about the growing field of wildlife endocrinology. WEIN provides a venue for techniques and relevant data creating a critical resource for people interested in zoo and wildlife health and conservation. read more >

Current Species Groups in WEIN

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