20 December 2009

May 2010 Course: Species Monitoring and Conservation

Location: National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, USA.
Dates: 16-28 May 2010.

Subject: Latest methodologies and approaches to biodiversity assessment and monitoring with a special emphasis on amphibians.
  • Field assessment and monitoring techniques such as call surveys, artificial cover, drift fences and pitfall, mark and recaptures, transects and plots, and larvae surveys.
  • Amphibian identification, taxonomy, and collection.
  • Captive breeding and animal husbandry.
  • Wildlife toxicology.
  • Disease and pathology.
  • Genetics.

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