Subject: COURSE: Species Monitoring and Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals
This course teaches current techniques in assessment and monitoring of wild mammal populations including bats. Participants learn and practice principles of study design; current field assessment methods; analysis techniques including MARK and DISTANCE software; application of monitoring data to decision-making and population management; and collection and preparation of museum voucher specimens. This 12-day intensive course is led by Dr. Joe Kolowski (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute) and Dr. Kris Helgen (National Museum of Natural History). Dr. Helgen's recently published discovery of the Olinguito gained significant international attention, and relied on many of the techniques and approaches taught in this course.
Read more about the course and how to apply, on our website: http://smconservation.gmu.edu/
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation <SCBItraining@si.edu>
Thursday, November 14, 2013