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Conference introduction

Save the date - We are pleased to announce that the 6th World Lagomorph Conference will be held from July 6-10 2020 in Montpellier, France.

The World Lagomorph Conference, which takes place every four years, brings together researchers and experts on rabbits, hares, and pikas from all over the world. This quadriennal meeting organised on behalf of the World Lagomorph Society is a great opportunity to share and exchange information on the natural history, ecology, evolution, behaviour, physiology, genetics, morphology, diseases, management and conservation of wild lagomorphs.

This time, the conference will take place in France, at the National Institute of Higher Education in Agricultural Science SupAgro in Montpellier.



Abstract submission is open !

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to be considered for a poster or an oral presentation. The portal for submission will be open until 31 January 2020.

How to do ?

First, you need to create an account (see above: “Login” -> “create account”). Once you have received a confirmation mail, you need to activate your account. Then you can login to the system and go to “MY SPACE“ -> “Submissions”, where you can upload your abstract. Please select one or several key words (“Topics”).
“Register“, i.e. the payment of the registration fee is only possible from late January on.



September 2019    Opening of portal for submission of conference contributions (oral and poster presentations)
late January 2020    Start of early registration & online payment of registration fee
31 January 2020    Deadline for abstract submission
early March 2020    Information on acceptance of conference contributions
31 March 2020    Early registration ends (lower registration fee, will be annonced soon)
1st June 2020    Late registration ends
6-10 July 2020    6th World Lagomorph Conference

We look forward to welcoming you in Montpellier, in the beautiful south of France !


About the WLC6 logo

  Silhouette de Gabillou   The WLC6 logo represents the only confirmed prehistoric cave drawing of a leporidae. It was found in the cave of Gabillou near Mussidan (Dordogne, France), less than 500 km away from Montpellier. It may have been drawn between 17 000 and 12 000 years BP. This 6th World Lagomorph Conference goes back to the origins of Lagomorph science !   

Gaussen J. 1964 – La grotte ornée de Gabillou (Près Mussidan, Dordogne). Publications de l’Institut de Préhistoire de l’Université de Bordeaux. Bordeaux : Imprimerie Delmas. 68 p., 69 pl. hors-texte.

See also this reference.

We are grateful to the owner of the cave for her permission to use this drawing.



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Ochotona gloveri

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Lepus townsendii

Ochotona princeps

Lepus granatensis

Brachylagus idahoensis

Ochotona curzoniae

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