Subject: COURSE: Species Monitoring and Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals
A few spaces still remain for this exciting and unique course opportunity. This 12-day intensive course teaches the full spectrum of techniques and approaches to surveying and monitoring terrestrial mammal populations including bats. Participants are taught study design, field implementation, and data analysis and interpretation from some of the world's leading mammalogists and ecologists including Dr. Kris Helgen of the National Museum of Natural History and Dr. Roland Kays of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Participants will be able to practice field techniques including distance sampling, camera trapping, mist-netting, harp traps, trapping and handling small mammals and more. Participants will also learn how to prepare museum voucher specimens of small mammals and proper collection and storage of tissues for DNA and pathology investigations. Analysis modules will focus on work with the programs MARK and DISTANCE.
The course is taught at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation's new sustainably built Academic Center and will be held on the grounds of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Insitute in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia.
Visit our website at: http://smconservation.gmu.edu/ for more details on pricing and how to apply.
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation <SCBItraining@si.edu>
Friday, February 28, 2014