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Subject: Smithsonian COURSE: Species Monitoring and Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals

This course teaches current techniques in the assessment and monitoring of terrestrial mammal populations. Participants learn priciples of study design; current field assessment methods; data analysis techniques including MARK, PRESENCE, and DISTANCE software; application of monitoring data to decision-making and population management; and collection and preparation of museum voucher specimens. The course is co-taught by Wildlife Ecologist Joe Kolowski (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute), and Mammalogist Kris Helgen (Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History) with help from Roland Kays (North Carolina State University) and other guest lecturers. The course is a mix of lectures, discussions, field work and data analysis. Participants develop their own project proposal throughout the course with feedback from instructors and other participants.

Check out our website for more details on the course, as well as pricing and application instructions:

http://smconservation.gmu.edu/programs/graduate-and-professional/professional-training-courses/mccs-0503-species-monitoring-and-conservation-terrestrial-mammals/

Email SCBItraining@si.edu with questions.


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation <SCBItraining@si.edu>
Thursday, February 11, 2016

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