[MARMAM] Workshop on Age Determination in Marine Mammals

Christina Lockyer christina at nammco.no
Mon Jul 25 05:11:41 PDT 2011

Workshop on Age Determination in Marine Mammals with Emphasis on Monodontids, 26-27 November 2011

In conjunction with the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 November - 2 December 2011.

This is a call for presentations and abstracts to the 2-day international workshop being held on Saturday and Sunday, November 26-27, 2011 from 09:00 hr - 17:00 hr in Room 19 at the Tampa Convention Centre.

Interested scientists are invited to submit an abstract to speak at the workshop. Priority will be given to those presentations focusing on new and innovative methods of age determination, inter-comparisons of different methods and validation of methods that have been successful in any species of marine mammal, or long-lived terrestrial mammal. The workshop is aimed at promoting discussion which will facilitate recommendations on the best methods for age determination appropriate for beluga and narwhal. It is envisaged that a special publication will be produced as a state of the art compendium on age determination in marine mammals with emphasis on monodontids.  Relevant papers on other species can be included. This will be published in the NAMMCO Scientific Publications series.

All presenters will be given up to 20 minutes, which includes time for questions. (Shorter presentations are also welcomed.) Abstract submissions should be in Word format, no longer than 300 words (excluding title and authors), and contain the primary author's full contact information and affiliation. Abstracts should follow the guidelines established for the Biennial Conference and must be submitted electronically to Aleta Hohn (monodontid.age.workshop at gmail.com<mailto:monodontid.age.workshop at gmail.com>) by September 30, 2011.



There will be a registration fee for this symposium, which will be posted shortly. Contact Aleta Hohn (monodontid.age.workshop at gmail.com<mailto:monodontid.age.workshop at gmail.com>) for details.

Dr Christina Lockyer, General Secretary
North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission - NAMMCO
P.O. Box 6453
Sykehusveien 21-23
N-9294 Tromsø
Tel:  +47 77687372  Fax:  +47 77687374  Skype: nammco1
E-mail: christina.lockyer at nammco.no
Website: www.nammco.no

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