[MARMAM] Course Announcement - Dolphin Research Center
emily at dolphins.org
Mon Mar 15 09:30:26 PDT 2010
Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational
organization, would like to announce a summer course in Cognitive and
Behavioral Marine Mammal Research. The program is a seven-day, in-depth,
hands-on immersion into the field of marine mammal science. The course
material surveys a wide-range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research
concerning dolphins. By working with staff on DRC research studies, students
gain a greater understanding of dolphins' cognitive abilities and social
behavior, as well as deeper insight into research concepts and methodology.
Seminar Topics & Focused Activities Include: Review of Dolphin Anatomy &
Physiology, Physiological Research, Research Project Design, DRC's Current
Research, Marine Mammal Cognition, Research Law Requirements, Behavior &
Ecology, and Research in Acoustics & Communication.
Hands-On Activities Include: Assisting research staff in conducting current
cognitive research sessions, learning and conducting observation sessions,
participating in additional research activities.
Cost: The cost of the course is $1700.00 (US). Tuition includes all
seminars, activities, meals and lodging
Dates: June 19-25 OR August 21-26, 2010
For more information please visit
http://www.dolphins.org/dolphin_lab_campAdult_careerFocused.php, or contact
us at 305/289-1121 x 225 or education at dolphins.org.
Jaakkola, K., Guarino, E., Rodriguez, M., Erb, L., & Trone, M. (2010). What
do dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) understand about hidden objects? Animal
Cognition, 13, 103-120.
Jaakkola, K., Fellner, W., Erb, L., Rodriguez, A. M., & Guarino, E. (2005).
Understanding the concept of numerically "less" by bottlenose dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology.
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