International Workshop: Environmental effects of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields: Flora and Fauna

Salesianum DON BOSCO St.-Wolfgangs-Platz 11 | Munich

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday, November 5

from 11:00Arrival, registration, welcome coffee & snacks
12:00 – 12:15Official welcome
Gunde Ziegelberger, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Session 1: Exposure Assessment and Dosimetry
Chair: Jens Kuhne, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
12:15 – 12:45Low frequency and static electric and magnetic fields – Power lines and cables
Jens Kuhne, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
12:45 – 13:15Intermediate frequencies – Possible exposure of animals during wireless car charging
Gernot Schmid, Austria
13:15 – 13:45Radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure from fixed installations like broadcast stations or (5G) mobile radio base stations
Dirk Geschwentner, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
13:45 – 14:15Exposure of Insects to Environmental Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
Arno Thielens, Belgium/USA
14:15 – 14:45Coffee break
Session 2: Action mechanisms
Chair: Jens Kuhne, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
14:45 – 15:15Thermoregulatory response to the heat stress from exposure to RF radiation: Extrapolation from experimental mamals to humans
Christopher Gordon, USA
15:15 – 15:45Thermal stress in the NTP-Study
Jens Kuhne, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
15:45 – 16:15Role of magnetite in animal orientation: Working hypothesis and experimental evidence
Michael Winklhofer, Germany
16:15 – 17:00Towards a mechanistic understanding of anthropogenic magnetic field effects: The Radical Pair mechanism and new insights from spin physics
Daniel Kattnig, UK
17:00 – 18:00Poster Session
Equipment related bias in behavioural experiments with magnetic field conditions
Stephan H.K.Eder, Germany
From 19.00 Informal Get-together| Wirtshaus in der Au | Lilienstr. 51, 81669 Munich

Wednesday, November 6

Session 3: Low frequency electric and magnetic fields: Powerlines and cables
Session 3.1: Effects of electric and magnetic fields on vertebrates
Chair: Blanka Pophof, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
09:00 – 09:30Subsea cables, electromagnetic fields and their potential impact on marine animals
Andrew Gill, UK
09:30 – 10:15Electromagnetic noise effect on the magnetic compass of night-migratory songbirds via a radical pair mechanism
Henrik Mouritsen, Germany
10:15 – 10:45Does anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disturb the orientation ability of free-flying birds?
Heiko Schmaljohann, Germany
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45A magnetic sense in bats? Evidence and knowledge gaps
Richard Holland, UK
11:45 – 12:30Magnetoreception in mammals
Pascal Malkemper, Germany
Session 3.2: Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on vertebrates
Chair: Blanka Pophof, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
12:30 – 13:00Effects of electromagnetic fields on dairy cows
Michael Hässig, Switzerland
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break
Session 3.3: Effects of electric and magnetic fields on invertebrates
Chair: Blanka Pophof, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
14:00 – 14:30Electrosensitivity and electric ecology in insects
Daniel Robert, UK
14:30 – 15:00Social communication in the honeybee colony with temporal electrostatic field patterns
Benjamin Paffhausen, Germany
15:00 – 15:15Insect circadian rhythm responds to weak radiofrequency field
Martin Vácha, Czech Republic
Session 3.4: Effects of electric and magnetic fields on plants
Chair: Janine Schmidt, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
15:15– 15:45The effect of magnetic fields on plant growth development and evolution
Massimo Maffei, Italy
15:45– 16:15Role of cryptochromes in magnetoreception of plants and animals
Margaret Ahmad, France
16:15– 17:00Coffee break
Evening lecture
17:00 – 18:00Human Magnetoreception: Biophysical mechanisms and thresholds
Joseph Kirschvink, USA
From 19:00Conference Dinner | Hofbräukeller | Innere Wiener Straße 19, 81667 Munich

Thursday, November 7

Session 4: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields – Mobile communications including 5G
Session 4.1: Effects of electromagnetic fields on plants
Chair: Janine Schmidt, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
9:00 – 9:30Plant responses to high frequency electromagnetic fields: From gene expression to morphological changes
Alain Vian, France
9:30 - 9:45The influence of bioactive mobile telephony radiation at the level of a plan community - Possible mechanisms and indicators of the effects
Marek Czerwinski, Poland
9:45 - 10:00Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations
Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Germany
Session 4.2: Effects of electromagnetic fields on invertebrates
Chair: Blanka Pophof, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
10:00– 10:30Risk to pollinators from anthropogenic EMR: Evidence and knowledge gaps
Adam Vanbergen, France
10:30– 11:00Electromagnetic radiation of mobile telecommunication antennas affects the abundance and composition of wild pollinators
Amparo Lázaro, Spain
11:00- 11:30Coffee break
11:30- 12:00Ecological effects of electromagnetic fields on invertebrates
John Bolte, The Netherlands
12:00 – 13:00Discussion: Knowledge gaps and research perspectives
Chair: Blanka Pophof, Federal Office for Radiation Protection
13:00 – 14:30Buffet & Adjourn