Enforcing cetacean conservation through modelling of population dynamics and distribution
Galaxidi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece — 20-26 August 2017
Giovanni Bearzi and Olivier Gimenez
Giovanni Bearzi, PhD, Pew Marine Conservation Fellow, has been studying Mediterranean cetaceans since 1986. President of Dolphin Biology and Conservation, Italy, and associate research scientist with Texas A&M University and OceanCare.
Olivier Gimenez, PhD, is an ecological statistician studying animal demography. CNRS senior research scientist at the Biostatistics and Population Biology group and head of the Biodiversity and Conservation department at Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France.
Co-instructors: Silvia Bonizzoni, MSc Marine Biology; Nina Luisa Santostasi, MSc Eco-biology; Lavinia Eddy, DVM
Individual photo-identification: tools and workflow
Photographs as samples: use of metadata to empower image-based analyses
Understanding matrix models
Analysis of counts
Population Viability Analyses
Quantification of species distribution (accounting or not for species detectability)
Modelling habitat use of marine mammals
Using science to support cetacean conservation: Mediterranean case studies
Noticing change: shifting perceptions of whales and dolphins
The workshop will include time for the assisted analysis of own datasets as well as Q&A sessions.
Workshop participants: max 10 / minimum 5
To cover the costs of the workshop we request a minimum contribution of €650 + €40 membership for students (a proof of student status is required). Non-students €750 + €40 membership. The contribution includes: all the teaching at the Galaxidi field station, boat trip in the Gulf of Corinth, accommodation (double rooms in shared self-catering apartment), breakfast and lunch (every day), and two dinners.
Booking deadline: 30 April 2017
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