Welcome Message

We are happy to warmly welcome you to the VIII International Conference on Mammoths and their Relatives to be held during 2021 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Apart from the scientific conference of 3-4 days, we are also offering field visits prior to and after the main conference.
The themes of the conference include: Evolution & Biogeography, Genetics (ancient and modern), Ecology (ancient and modern), Extinction (ancient), Conservation (modern), Archaeozoology, and Others. You can opt for a preference of Oral or Poster presentations. Please follow the link on this website’s home page or the main menu to submit your abstracts. We are offering exciting field trips to see free-ranging Asian elephants in Bandipur National Park (Karnataka, India) and to explore the famous Neogene-Quaternary vertebrate fossil site of the Siwaliks (Punjab, India). Participants will have the opportunity to join either one or both the field trips. Dates and details of the field trips are now available in the conference website.
We will also be offering a range of accommodation options from 5-star hotels to guest houses on campus to suit the budgets of senior scientists, postdocs and students. Indicative rates are available on the conference website.
Registration will be open by early March 2020 with discounted rates for Early-bird registrants, students and nationals of SAARC countries. The rates are provided in the conference website.
We have constituted a National Organizing Committee as well an International Steering Committee to guide us in organizing and conducting the conference.
Alpcord India has been contracted to handle the logistical arrangements for this conference.
Please feel free to inform your colleagues and friends of this conference.
We look forward to seeing you and hosting you in India this year!

Co-organizers:
Prof. Raman Sukumar (Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India).
Prof. Rajeev Patnaik (Centre for Advanced Study in Geology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India).