[MARMAM] Tagging through the stages

Elliott L. Hazen elliott.hazen at duke.edu
Mon Nov 29 09:08:46 PST 2010

Dear All,

Please find a link below to a flyer for the Biologging IV Symposium workshop: 'Tagging Through The Stages: Technical and Ecological Challenges in Observing Life Histories through Biologging,' scheduled for March 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Wrest Conference Center in Hobart, Tasmania.

The use of electronic bio-logging has revolutionized our understanding of animal movements. However, the life histories of marine species have been poorly studied, particularly juvenile stages. This workshop aims to expand the use of bio-logging, through a combination of expertise from tagging scientists and designers, to determine how the use of bio-logging can be expanded to very young life stages. Broad scale environmental change (such as climate change) is likely to impact all life stages of a species and it is therefore important that we gain a better
understanding of juvenile movements and behavior, and how this may impact their dispersal and adaptability as adults. The workshop intends to to assemble a group of early career and established international scientists and tag manufacturers to discuss tag designs and attachment methods that could be used to observe juvenile life stages, whilst minimizing the impacts on the animals. We will also determine the complimentary techniques that need to be developed and integrated within an interdisciplinary framework to scale up bio-logging findings.

Attendance at this workshop is free, but space is limited. If you would like to attend, please e-mail George Shillinger (georges at stanford.edu) or Helen Bailey (hbailey at cbl.umces.edu). If you would like to give a presentation at this workshop, please e-mail a title and abstract (limit 250 words) that summarizes the work you are planning to present. Please also state if you are interested in contributing a manuscript to the MEPS special theme section and plan to bring a manuscript to the workshop. Travel grants are available for student and young scientists. More information is available at the Biologging website: http://www.cmar.csiro.au/biologging4/workshops.htm.

Please note that the workshop application deadline has been extended from 15 December 2010 to 15 Jan 2011.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.


George Shillinger, Helen Bailey, and Elliott Hazen


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