domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008

Actividades: curso ecología en Bahamas!

Looking for an exciting, hands-on summer course? The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP) is pleased to offer a FIELD COURSE IN CETACEAN ECOLOGY in Bimini, Bahamas.
DCP, a non-profit research and education group, has been studying Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins in this area since 2001.
Dates: June 1 - 12, 2009
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
- Introduction to cetacean biology
- Introduction to delphinid species of Bimini
- Boat-based surveys Photo-ID and video analysis
During our boat based surveys, students will learn species identification, photo-ID, techniques in surface observations (including GPS) and when possible, observe the animals under water and collect photograph and video data.
Cost: $2,674 per person (USD)
- 12 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
- 3 meals a day
- 8 half-day boat trips in search of dolphins
- 1 boat trip in search of reef sharks
- Gratuity Transportation from airport to hotel in Bimini
- Course instruction
- Certificate of completion
Not included:
- Airfare to/from Bimini, Bahamas.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate. No previous experience with marine mammals or marine biology is required, however, all participants should be comfortable on a boat, snorkeling and working as a team. Course may be used for general enrichment or course credit; however the student is solely responsible for arranging credit with their home institution.
This is your chance for a hands-on research experience with wild dolphins in the clear, warm waters of the Bahamas! Come join us! There are only a few slots left!
For more information on this course, please contact Kelly Melillo at
For more information on the Bimini Travel Course program, follow this link. For more information on DCP, including a list of publications, please visit
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is due by 22 January 2009.

Eventos internacionales: Escocia!

2009 Annual Meeting of the UK Regional Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy

Date: 5-7 February 2009
Sea Mammal Research Unit
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 8LB,
Call for Abstracts
The UK Regional Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy would like to announce the 2009 Annual Meeting taking place in the Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews. Following our members suggestions we have increased the duration of the meeting which will this year be a 3-day event, to be able to include two afternoon workshops and an afternoon of discussion.We invite postgraduate students enrolled at UK Universities to submit abstracts for oral presentations (max 300 words). Presentations can relate to any aspect of marine mammal research. Oral presentations should be timed for 12 minutes followed by 3 minutes for questions.
Registration for the conference is free! You just have to submit the attached registration form filled in (also available on our website).
Submission of abstracts should be done as an email attachment to before 1st December 2008. We also invite all participants to bring along a poster for display during the annual meeting (preferred but not compulsory).
If you are a student enrolled in a UK university studying marine mammals and haven't already done so, join our chapter! Becoming a member is free of charge and all you have to do is send us an email. As a member you will receive information about all the activities organised by the chapter, as well as be able to join our Facebook discussion forum.
You can visit our website( to find out more about us. If you have any questions regarding the conference please email us at
We look forward to meeting you in 2009!

UKRSC Chapter Contactc/o Sea Mammal Research Unit
Gatty Marine Lab
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Fife

Actividades: Curso anatomía!

Shoals Marine Lab 2009 Summer Course: Anatomy & Function of Marine Vertebrates
Dates: June 8-22, 2009
Credits: 4 (issued through Cornell University)
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals,teachers)Application and scholarship deadline: 15 February 2009
Cost (tuition, room, board, boat transportation, fees): $4,372
The Shoals Marine Laboratory (run jointly by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire on Appledore Island, Maine) invites applications to its summer field course on the anatomy and function of marine vertebrates. The course is designed to introduce students to a comparative study of the principal organ systems of vertebrates (i.e., *fishes, sea turtles, marinebirds, marine mammals*) that are specifically adapted to the marine environment.
Rather than focusing only on description of anatomical structure, the anatomy of structures will be integrated with function,biological role, and evolutionary relationships. Laboratory exercises cover osteology, dissection, behavior and biomechanics.
Dr. Frank Fish
Departmentof Biology, West Chester University
Dr. Willy Bemis
Cornell University, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology AND Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory.
Join students at the Shoals Lab from all over the US and the world in studying on Appledore Island this summer. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Apply early to receive first consideration for aid.
Paid research internships
are also available to undergraduates: deadline Feb. 15, 2009.
For more information:
For other courses offered in summer 2009, see our complete course listing
Robin Hadlock Seeley, Ph.D
(607) 255-3717
Assistant Director for Academic Advising &Senior Research Associate
Shoals Marine Laboratory/Cornell University
G-14 Stimson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607)-255-3717 phone
(607) 379-3342 cell
(607)-255-0742 fax

Voluntariado: rehabilitación focas!

Seal Pup Rehabilitation Internships

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is a registered not for profit organization operating under permits from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada and the Ministry of Water, Land and Air. Recipient of the Islands Trust Environmental Stewardship Award, IWNCC´s focus is on the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned Harbour Seals.

This spring and summer we will be awarding 14 internships. Internships last eight weeks and run between late May to early November.

In the peak of summer the hours are long. The work day begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until well past midnight. A shift can be 10 - 12 hours per day, six days a week, with one day off. The internships are on a voluntary basis, however comfortable housing with shared cooking and bathroom facilities are provided as well as wireless internet and a shared vehicle. Interns are accepted internationally and are responsible for their own transportation to and from British Columbia.

Interns will work directly under marine mammal rehabilitation specialists and can expect to learn or improve your skills in the following:
- Safe rescue and handling of Harbour Seal pups.
- Proper restraint techniques.
- Stabilizing critical patients and new arrivals.
- Food preparation through all stages of the rehabilitation process.
- Gavage (tube) feeding, force feeding and hand feeding techniques.
- Proper hygiene and isolation protocols to prevent the spread of disease.
- Administration of oral medications.
- Behavioral and medical observation and proper record keeping.
- Natural history of marine mammal species.
- Fundamentals of how, why and when to administer alternative remedies such as homeopathy and Chinese herbs.
- Response to the rescue hotline and public interface as well as the logistics of coordinating rescues from many remote locations.
- General care of many other indigenous avian and mammalian species.

For more information and an application see our website at

Jeff Lederman,
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre
322 Langs Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K1N3

Actividades: Cursos observadores en Australia!

Scanning Ocean Sectors: A Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) training company and Joint Nature Conservation Committee JNCC, recognised course for industry and research.
We have years of research behind the effective training of MMOs with courses adapted to the requirements of the clients, and taught by professionals in their specialised fields. With years of experience in the work of an MMO.
Please note that the early registration for the January 2009 MMO and PAM course is still available. This course is booking up quickly so don't leave it late. Please visit our website for more information and to register for all courses.

Yvonne Miles9 Long Street
Point Vernon
Hervey Bay
QLD 4655
0431 824 063 mob
07 4124 8320 land line

Actividades: curso en North Carolina!

Duke University Marine Lab 2009 Summer Course: Marine Mammals

Dates: Summer Term II: 6 July - 7 August 2009
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)
Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2009
Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2009
Application deadline (no funding support): 8 June 2009

The Duke University Marine Laboratory invites applications to its summer field course on the biology of marine mammals. Topics covered include the ecology, behavior, management and conservation of marine mammals, with emphasis on field study of the local population of bottlenose dolphins. This is a field and laboratory-intensive course designed to provide first-hand experience with research techniques such as photo- identification and mark-recapture analysis, line transect surveys and distance sampling, sampling prey distribution and abundance, behavioral sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and necropsy techniques.

The course is taught by Dr. David Johnston. As part of Summer Term II Integrated Marine Conservation Program, a core course BIO 109/ENV 209 (Conservation Biology and Policy) may be taken with Marine Mammals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take both courses. Approximately ten Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be awarded on a competitive basis to international students, especially those from developing countries, and will fully cover travel expenses, room and board, and tuition for both BIO 109/ ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy plus one elective course subject to availability. Electives include: Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Marine Ecology; Marine Invertebrate Zoology; and Independent Research.

Experience the beautiful North Carolina coast! Join students from all over the world in participating in this unique summer session experience. Enrollment is limited, apply early!
For more information: (Tel: 252.504.7502).

Actividades: cursos BDRI en Cerdeña!

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is a marine mammal science and education center in Sardinia Island, Italy.

BDRI's researchers are engaged in the conduction of a long term study about the life of bottlenose dolphins and the potential effects of human activities in their distribution and behaviour. Sardinia Island is a marine biologist's paradise and the dolphin behaviour you will witness is unsurpassed.

BDRI offers comprehensive and intensive bottlenose Dolphin Research Courses during the 2009 Winter Season (February - March) for motivated individuals, who ares eeking thorough training in approaches to the study of free ranging wild bottlenose dolphins. BDRI training courses provide invaluable exposure to boat based field work, marine mammals research, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology, and encouragement to work hard, have fun, and learn from the dolphins and each other. Learning, at its best, should be an active process, one in which the students are challenged on a daily basis with responsibilities that play a large part in the outcome of the research projects. These intensive educational courses provide experience in specialized non-invasive research techniques, consisting of field sessions and lectures.

The courses will last 6 or 13 days, and - weather permitting- we will be out on the water during 4 or 8 of these days respectively. Working with our staff, you will rotate between tasks on land and sea. On board our research vessels you will work together with our team in search of cetaceans. Although our project focuses primarily on bottlenose dolphins, you will also experience the complex Mediterranean coastal ecosystem in which we live and work. Dolphin research courses can be used for academic or vocational purposes, but students are solely responsible for making all arrangements for receiving relevant credit(s) as a result of completing the course.

16th February 2009 - Bottlenose dolphins: Field methods in the wild
- Marine mammals biology
- Dolphins ecology: habitat use and bottlenose dolphin presence
- Behavioural sampling methods
- Interaction between dolphins and human activities
- Photo-identification techniques
- Diving behaviour
- Bioacoustics
- Ecological & behavioural transcription
- Cleaning of equipment and primary data analyses
- Computer orientation.

09th March 2009 - Study of bottlenose dolphin behaviour
- Bottlenose dolphins biology
- Behavioural sampling methods
- Behavioural patterns & events-
Analysis of underwater videos
- Focal individual and focal group behaviour
- Interaction between dolphins and human activities
- Opportunistic feeding behaviour
- Cleaning of equipment and primary statistical data analyses
- Computer orientation

23rd March 2009 - Photo-identification technique & bottlenose dolphins social structure
- Bottlenose dolphins biology
- Dolphin photo-identification tecniques
- General notions about photography with SLR cameras
- Use of habitat studies
- Software for analysis of digital pictures for photoidentification purposes
- Bottlenose dolphin social structure and population estimates
- Software for analysis of dolphins social structure
- Ecological & behavioural transcription
- Cleaning of equipment and primary statistical data analyses
- Computer orientation

06th April 2009 - Bioacoustics of wild bottlenose dolphins
- Bottlenose dolphin biology
- Bottlenose dolphins sound production and reception
- Bottlenose dolphin vocalizations
- Whistles categorization
- Sound analysis
- Noise pollution
- Acoustic deterrent devices
- Software to bio-acoustical studies
- Cleaning of equipment and primary statistical data analyses
- Computer orientation

Training courses’ fee: The training courses costs include your accommodation in an apartment in Golfo Aranci, dolphins research training, certificate of attendance, printed material and all associated field and laboratory costs during your stay with us. Successful applicants will be responsible for their transportation to and from the research camp on Golfo Aranci (Sardinia, Italy).

There is no deadline to apply. However, approved applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Apply early! Positions are open until filled. Please download the dolphin research courses general information at:

Further information can be found on our website ( or by e-mail at

Bruno Diaz Lopez
Chief Biologist
The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
V.Armando Diaz Nº4 07020
Golfo Aranci (SS)
Tel:+ (39) 346 081 5414

Voluntariado: Gales!

Sea Watch Foundation - Volunteering opportunity in Cardigan Bay for 2009

Volunteers are invited to assist the Sea Watch Foundation ( with the running of the Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project. The project is based in New Quay, West Wales, and takes care of the conservation management of the bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and grey seal populations of Cardigan Bay , monitoring their abundance, distribution, reproductive success and population structure using a combination of line-transect, photo-identification, land-based and acoustic surveys.

The volunteers will help the Cardigan Bay Monitoring Officer and the Sightings Officer/Monitoring Officer assistant with land- and boat-based surveys and photo-identification studies, database entry, awareness raising and education initiatives, acoustic monitoring, and will assist with and participate in training courses and public talks.

Volunteers are required from April until October 2009, for 4 separate periods of 6 weeks each. Preference will be given to those who can stay for more than one period, including the whole 6-months field season.

Volunteers will be based in New Quay, West Wales . Accommodation is provided at a rate of around 50/week. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses, but it is generally quite easy to obtain part-time paid work in the area if required.

Volunteering periods
Period 1
27/04/09 - 7/06/09,
Period 2
8/06/09 - 19/07/09,
Period 3
20/07/09 - 30/08/09,
Period 4
31/08/09 - 11/10/09

Important skills/qualifications
-an ability to work in a conscientious and reliable manner
-strong commitment to volunteering work
-willingness to work long hours outdoors in often very changeable Welsh weather
-basic IT skills (Office package)
-an ability to get on well with others in a small team
-a background in marine biology/environmental science or similar
-a strong interest and knowledge of British cetaceans
-prior experience in boat-based survey work
-good verbal and written communication skills and in public speaking
-experience in interacting with the public

All volunteers will be trained in cetacean observation and identification, in line-transect survey protocols and photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins and grey seals.

To apply: Please send to Giovanna Pesante ( your cv, covering letter and contact details of two references , reporting any relevant experience you have and specifying the period(s) you would prefer to volunteer for.
Deadline: 31st of January 2009.

Pleased specify New Quay volunteer application into your subject title. Applicant will be notified of the outcomes by the 22nd of February 2009.

Actividades: Earthwatch Escocia!

Whales and Dolphins of Moray Firth.
On the Expedition.

Spotting threatened whales and dolphins on Scotland's scenic northeast coastline.
Working with Robinson and his colleagues from the Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit (CRRU), you will take to the Moray Firth in 5.4-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boats to conduct systematic surveys of the southern Firth. You will be trained to spot and identify whales and dolphins and to record data such as the composition and structure of groups, their behavior, and geographic positions. You will also take photographs for individual identification. Back at the lab, especially during inclement weather, you will help identify individuals from photographs, catalogue images, and enter data. Your team may also be called upon to help with live whale or dolphin strandings, as the need arises. In your recreational time, there are rare seabird colonies, coastal wildflowers, castles, and Pictish ruins to investigate.
Meals and Accommodations.

Your team will share a rented cottage in the heart of a traditional fishing village, rich in local history and colorful characters. You will share a bedroom with one or two of your teammates, sleeping on beds in your own sleeping bag. The cottage has modern bathroom facilities and a full kitchen. Cooking and cleaning duties will be shared, on a rotational basis, using locally available foods. After dinner, the local pub is pleased to serve a very good range of ales in a friendly atmosphere.

About the Research Area.

Surrounded by majestic cliffs and rolling farmland, the village of Gardenstown in the parish of Gamrie boasts commanding views of the Moray Firth, the largest firth or embayment of its kind on the east coast of Scotland at approximately 5,230 square kilometers. Considering its northerly latitude, the climate of the area is well favored by abundant sunshine and below average rainfall for the UK. Afforded protection by the Scottish Highlands, this vast coastline is comprised of tidally exposed mudflats, dune systems and cliffs, and a composite of headlands and small bays providing a relatively sheltered environment with a vast diversity of habitats.
The research area is an absolute haven for wildlife. Fed by warm and cold waters from the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, the productive, turbid waters of the Moray Firth attract an abundance of fish and cephalopod species, providing rich feeding grounds for numerous species of whale and dolphin, grey and common seal colonies and nationally important concentrations of wintering sea ducks, saw bills, auks and many other families of offshore and nesting seabird - including a mainland gannetry and local puffin colony at Troupe Head, just a few miles from the base. In addition to the large numbers and diversity of marine fauna that exist in the project area, there is a fantastic assemblage of wild coastal flowers, rare birds of prey (such as red kite, osprey and merlin), and many other interesting plants and animals including orchids, otters, badgers, foxes and roe deer.
East of the village of Gardenstown and the Bay of Gamrie lies Pennan, made famous as the main location for the movie Local Hero. Loch Ness lies approximately 100 miles to the west, and the coastline of the surrounding landscapes is scattered with ancient remains and magnificent Pictish and early Christian carved stones.
Dates: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 2009.
Duration: 11 days.
Contribution: £895 - £1095.

Eventos Internacionales: EEUU!

Attached, please find the 'Hold the Date' and 'Call for Papers' announcements for the 3rd International Carcass Disposal Symposium that will be held next July at UC Davis. As with the first two symposia held in 2005 and 2006, this promises to offer an exciting opportunity to catch up on the latest research, policies and experiences from around the US and the world relating to animal carcass disposal (includes Marine Mammals!).

Keith A. Matassa
Marine Animal Rehabilitation Coordinator
UNE/MARC11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
office 207-602-2670
cell 207-468-9621

Actividades: Expedición WOC Argentina!


Os enviamos una nueva propuesta para comenzar el año 2009 con una experiencia inolvidable. Una nueva expedición recorriendo la Patagonia con la posibilidad de observar diferentes especies de mamíferos acuáticos en su hábitat natural y conocer lugares emblemáticos como los glaciares o la Tierra de Fuego. Y todo ello acompañado por investigadores especializados en mamíferos acuáticos que actuarán como "particulares guías" y que darán charlas sobre las especies que se pueden observar: su biología, habitat, proyectos de estudio, problemática y otros aspectos. Y además con la oportunidad de conocer de cerca detalles de la historia y cultura patagónica.
Mucho más que un viaje, mucho más que un curso......

DURACIÓN 15-16 días (15 Noches de alojamiento)
FECHAS Del 15 de enero al 30 de enero de 2009
GRUPO Mínimo 8 - Máximo 15 personas (inscripciones individuales hasta completar el grupo)
PRECIO 1150* euros por persona (dependiendo del nº final de participantes)

PROGRAMA (provisional)

Está previsto realizar el recorrido desde Buenos Aires hasta Ushuaia por tierra para poder conocer bien de cerca los paisajes y distintos lugares por los que vamos a pasar en minibuses alquilados para la expedición (también autobuses-cama para largas distancias). Se visitarán Carmen de Patagones -Viedma, Puerto Madryn, Península Valdés (Puerto Pirámides) Puerto Madryn, Puerto Deseado, Cabo Blanco, Puerto de Santa Cruz, Calafate (glaciares, Perito Moreno), Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego y Ushuaia. Durante el recorrido además de poder observar las diferentes especies de la fauna patagónica, tanto marina como terrestre, nuestros especiales guías os darán charlas sobre su biología, hábitat, proyectos de estudio, conservación; lo cual permitirá aprender en directo todos aquellos aspectos que implica el estudio de la fauna salvaje.Por otra parte también aprenderemos sobre historia, cultura y costumbres patagónicas.

Cristián de Haro (Argentina) Ecólogo, especialista en cetáceos. Vicepresidente de la Fundación Cethus de Argentina.
Mario Morcillo Moreno (España) Licenciado en Veterinaria. Director de Wildlife & Oceanic Company (WOC).


Después de nuestra llegada a Ushuaia, tendréis la opción de regresar con la expedición hasta Buenos Aires, pero esta vez RECORRIENDO LA COSTA DEL PACÍFICO CHILENO, ENTRE FIORDOS, ANDES, VOLCANES, SELVA VALDIVIANA Y UN SINFÍN DE NUEVAS ESPECIES. Si estas interesado en realizar este viaje de regreso por tierra haznoslo saber y si se reúne un mínimo de 8 personas lo podremos realizar:

Más ionformación pinchando este link:
Podeis contactar con nosotros por mail en la dirección, tanto si estais interesados en participar o simplemente quereis comentar con nosotros alguna otra cosa respecto a la expedición. También podeis llamar por teléfono al número 609518778 para cualquier consulta.

Empleo: Alaska!

There is a position available for a wildlife biologist in the Marine Mammals Management Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage Alaska within the sea otter program.

Activities include developing and conducting studies, implementing regulations, and policies;assisting in preparing regulations and, keeping a breast of new regulations,guidance and policy. The office is responsible for management of sea otter, polar bear and pacific walrus; the marine mammal marking, tagging and reporting program; implementation of associate specialized scientific programs; policy coordination; all activities related to preparation and implementation of international agreements and activities under the authorities of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The biologist will develop biological study proposals, survey designs, and scopes-of-work and will conduct complex biological field investigations involving northern sea otters; including population and harvest surveys,biological sampling, population health studies, animal collecting, food habit studies and population modeling. They will review proposed biological studies and survey designs of peers for biological integrity and statistical validity and rigor. Will prepare issue papers, briefing documents, and provide verbal briefings to supervisor, regional directorate and others. They will need to maintain a working knowledge of emerging and current international, national and regional marine mammal management issues, activities, policies, research and legal issues. Will review and prepare comments on permit applications required by the MMPA, ESA, and the Convention for international trade in endangered species (CITES).

For more information about the job, qualifications needed, and the application process, please go to and look for job announcement number: R7-09-225210-KD.

Verena A. Gill
Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Marine Mammals Management
1011 East Tudor Road,
MS 341Anchorage,
Alaska 99503
work phone: 907-786-3584
cell phone: 907-250-3721
fax: 907-786-3816

Empleo: Reino Unido!

Dear colleagues I would like to draw your attention to a post that is available at Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; within my team that deals with research in support of marine management.

For various projects, we are looking for a scientist with GIS / risk assessment expertise, if possible also some experience in assessing the impacts of underwater noise on marine life (including marine mammals).

I believe this to be quite an exciting job in a challenging and very interesting environment. Cefas is an executive agency of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). As most of our jobs, this position is permanent (salary up to $28,000 per year) and there are possibilities to advance into higher pay-bands given appropriate performance / and time.

Please look at the full job description under; under the search options look for 'Marine Scientist' / 'scheme 121/08'. Then apply!

Frank Thomsen
Marine Scientific Advisor, Cefas
Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk,
NR33 0HT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1502 52 4284

Eventos Internacionales: taller estadística en Escocia!

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is hosting a *Statistical Modelling* workshop 20-23 January 2009 in our purpose-built facilities at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

The aim of this workshop is to train participants in regression modelling methods, including Generalised Linear Models (GLMs). The 4-day workshop is set at an introductory level, and will cover the basics of statistical modelling including:
· parameter estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, /t/-tests, ANOVA
· linear models, generalized least squares models (to fit models which allow non-independence and/or non-constant error variance)
· Generalised Linear Models for presence/absence data or proportions: model specification, selection, diagnostics, interpretation
· GLMs for count data: model specification, selection, diagnostics, interpretation
· Overdispersed GLM models will also be covered.

The workshop will be taught using a marine mammal case study and workshop practicals will be based on an impact assessment example. Participants will learn to use the R software package, and no previous experience is necessary. Computer sessions take place in our modern computer classroom (attached to the seminar room); participants can use our computers or bring their own laptop computers.

For further information or registration, please contact Dr. Monique Mackenzie ( or Rhona Rodger (

Eric Rexstad
Research Unit for Wildlife Population Assessment
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews Scotland KY16 9LZ
+44 (0)1334 461833