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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.

5th ISWE Conference

12-15 October 2015 - Berlin, Germany

ISWE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 

2013 ISWE Travel Scholarships

Each year ISWE offers travel scholarships to students wishing to attend the annual conference. The ISWE Travel Scholarship pays for travel, food and hotel up to $1000 (USD). This year's awardees are Bonnie Baird, Kellly Robinson and Susanne Pribbenow. Each student will receive a scholarship to attend the 2013 ISWE Conference in Chicago, Illinois (USA). We'd like to thank this year's scholarship sponsors Arbor Assays, Kingfisher Biotech and ZRT Laboratory.

ZRT Laboratory Travel Scholarship
 Bonnie Baird
 A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bonnie Baird earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Oberlin College. She is currently in the Ph.D. program offered jointly through Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, utilizing both fecal glucocorticoids and behavioral measures to assess the welfare of animals used for educational programs in zoos.  She plans to continue to use behavioral and physiological measures to assess and improve the welfare of other zoo-housed species in the future.


Arbor Assays Travel Scholarship
 Kelly Robinson
 Kelly is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews studying the behavioral endocrinology of phocid seals. Her thesis focuses on the the hormone oxytocin and its role in the maternal and social behaviour grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) exhibit while on breeding colonies. She earned her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of Durham, and worked for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on cortisol and female reproductive hormones in a variety of terrestrial mammals before specializing in marine mammal research. Kelly will graduate from postgraduate studies this year and hopes to pursue her research interests in the endocrinology of marine mammals for her postdoctoral work.
Kingfisher Biotech Travel Scholarship
 Susanne Pribbenow
 Susanne is a PhD student in the first year at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. After finishing school, she completed a three year apprenticeship as a nurse. In 2009  she completed her bachelor´s degree in Biology at the Freie Universität zu Berlin and then studied “Molecular life science” at the Humboldt Universtät Berlin. Susanne finished her master´s degree in March 2013 on the topic: Non-invasive monitoring of adrenocortical activity in Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.
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