[MARMAM] European Course on Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation, 1-5 Sept 2014

Peter Evans peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk
Thu May 15 09:56:04 PDT 2014

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Tenth European Seminar on Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation

Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Valencia (Spain), 1-5 September 2014

DIRECTORS: J.A. Raga (University of Valencia) & P.G.H. Evans (Sea Watch Foundation & University of Bangor)

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY: J. Tomás & A. Perez del Olmo (University of Valencia)

This international seminar represents the Tenth European course on the biology and conservation of one of the most threatened animal groups - marine mammals.

The course consists of 15 sessions grouped into three modules:

- The first module will show the latest advances and current research on several aspects of biology and pathology of cetaceans and pinnipeds with lectures on life history strategies, behavioural ecology,  acoustics, parasitology, pathology, feeding ecology, statistical modelling, and assessment of population size and status

- In the second module, there will be practical demonstrations of laboratory techniques applied to the research on marine mammals, covering dissection of a dolphin, acoustics and impacts of noise, dietary analysis, absolute abundance estimation from line transect surveys, and  mark-recapture studies of population size and survival rates from photo-ID

- The third module will deal with aspects of management and strategies for species conservation, including marine protected areas, at European and world scales. There will also be a round table debate on noise impacts.


This seminar is supported by the project PROMETEO/2011/040 from the Generalitat Valenciana.

TARGET AUDIENCE:    ?University students in Biology, Veterinary, Environmental and Marine Sciences interested in learning the basics of studies on marine mammals and those wishing to learn about the latest knowledge advances of this field.  It should also be of interest to Environmental Managers and postgraduate students who want to start doing research or conservation on marine mammals.

     Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo
     Student Office
     Plaza del Carmen, 4
     E-46003 Valencia, Spain
     Phone +34. 963 108 020; Fax +34. 963 108 023
     E-mail secretaria_valencia at uimp.es


REGISTRATION: This is limited to a maximum of 100 participants and is subjected to current availability and order of receipt.

FORMS: These can be downloaded from -


GRANTS: A limited number of grants are available for the course.
Applications with form and cv (with university qualifications) should be submitted between 15 May  and 15 June 2014 to jesus.tomas at uv.es


DEADLINE: 1st September 2014 (if places are available)

Applicants must be university students or post-graduates.

A registration form will be provided by the Student Office. Once this has been completed, it should be handed into the same ofice together with the following documentation:
a) Photocopy of the passport
b) Evidence that the applicant is at least a university or graduate student
c) Original receipt showing payment of registration fees.


For any queries and a copy of the programme, please contact Peter Evans at <peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk> or Juan Antonio Raga at <toni.raga at uv.es>

kind regards,

Peter Evans

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