Workshop agenda Feb 23−26 2015, Koli, Finland

Monday, 23. Feb

17:50-19:00   Transportation from Joensuu to Koli

19:00             Check in (Hotel Koli)

19:30             Ice Breaker (movie: Mustarinta - A Film about Koli)

20:00             Dinner


Tuesday, 24. Feb

7:00-9:00       Breakfast

9:00-9:30       Mervi Kunnasranta (Univ. of Eastern Finland): Welcome and introduction

9:30-10:20     Philip Hammond (Univ. of St Andrews): Mark-recapture analysis of photo-ID data to estimate population parameters: an introduction

10:20-11:10   Francisco Martinho (The Sea Sciences Association): Structure and abundance of bottlenose dolphins in Setubal Bay 

11:15-12:15   Lunch

12:20-13:10   Randeep Singh (Amity Institute of Wildlife Sciences): Camera traps in tiger ecology and conservation: a case study from Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India

13:10-14:00   Germán Garrote (Life+IBERLINCE Project, Andalusian Government): The use of photo-trapping for long-term monitoring of Iberian lynx population

14:00 -14:20  Coffee Break

14:20-15:10   Leszek Karczmarski (Univ. of Hong Kong): Case-studies of socio-behavioral analyses of photo-ID

15:10-16:00   Sanna Kuningas (Univ. of St Andrews, WWF Finland): Use of photo-identification and mark-recapture methods on estimating population parameters of northern Norwegian killer whales

16:00            Closure of the day and group work possibilities

Free time      Cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sauna and spa possibilities


Wednesday, 25. Feb

7:00-9:00       Breakfast

9:00-9:10       Marja Niemi (Univ. of Eastern Finland): Introduction

9:10-10:00     Kim Urian (Duke University): Overlooking the obvious: the effects of variation in data standards for photo-identification methods used in capture-recapture models with cetaceans

10:00-10:50   Stephen Chan (Univ. of Hong Kong), Glenn Gailey (Cascadia Research Collective) & Leszek Karczmarski (The University of Hong Kong): Discovery R: A Gentle Introduction

11:00-13:30   Lunch & field trip

13:30-14:20   Alex Huang & Leszek Karczmarski (Univ. of Hong Kong): SMALL: a computer assisted program for assessing the status and trend of long-lived mammal populations

14:20 -->       Philip Hammond (Univ. of St Andrews):  Using MARK to estimate population size and survival rates: an introduction (workshop, own laptop needed)

Free time       Cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sauna and spa possibilities

19:00             Dinner (at your own expense)


Thursday, 26. Feb

7:00-9:00       Breakfast

9:00-9:10       Meeri Koivuniemi (Univ. of Eastern Finland): Introduction

9:10-10:00     Peppi Stünkel (Fundacion Yepez A.C.): Photo- Identification pilot project for nesting sea turtles in Veracruz, Mexico

10:00-10:50   Caitlin Black & Tom Hart (Univ. of Oxford): Building an Autonomous Seabird Monitoring Network: A Citizen Science Approach using Penguin Watch

10:50             Closure of the workshop and future plans

11:45-12:45   Lunch & departure

13:00-14:10   Transportation from Koli to Joensuu