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Lagomorph 2024

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The World Lagomorph Conference brings together researchers and experts on rabbits, hares, and pikas from all over the world. This meeting is a great opportunity to share and exchange information on the evolution, genetics, morphology, physiology, behaviour, ecology, diseases, management and conservation of wild lagomorphs. Ordinarily every four years, we are hosting this meeting only two years after the 6th World Lagomorph Conference in Montpellier during 2022 to make up lost ground due to the COVID19 pandemic and maintain international momentum in the study of lagomorphs. 

Queen's University Belfast is delighted to host the 7th World Lagomorph Conference (#WLC7) in collaboration with the World Lagomorph Society.

The WLC prides itself on being a forum for research postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers to present their findings to promote their future research careers.

The WLC7 logo reflects Ireland as the biogeographical region hosting the conference and range of the endemic Irish hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) incorporating the ancient Irish symbol of the triskelion or triskeles; three interlocking spirals often found carved at Irish Neolithic archeological sites. One of the post-conference day trips will be to Newgrange; a 5,200-year-old passage tomb famous for its depiction of this ancient symbol. 


“We look forward to giving you a very warm welcome to Belfast in July 2024”

Dr Neil Reid, Vice-President, World Lagomorph Society


If you have any queries regarding this conference please email

WLC7 Scientific Committee

The WLC7 conference is being organised by:

  • Neil Reid, Queen's University Belfast, UK (Chair)
  • Paulo C. Alves, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Klaus Hacklander, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Brian Kraatz, Western University of Health Sciences, California, USA
  • Stephanie Schai-Braun, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Janet Rachlow, University of Idaho, USA
  • Irina Ruf, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Germany
  • Heiko Rodel, University Sorbonne Paris Nord, LEEC, France
  • Carlos Rouco, University of Seville, Spain
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An American pika gathering grasses in the San Juan mountains
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