Are you a biologist currently using camera traps for wildlife research and land management but looking to take it to the next level? If so, plan to register for our upcoming Advanced Camera Trapping Workshop, scheduled for November 4 and 5 in San Rafael and Muir Beach Area (Marin County). The first day will be a full day of instruction and second day will be a field day and a follow up late lunch for informal discussion and Q&A.
Register now for Early Bird pricing! Prices will increase on October 20th.
- Member price: $410
- Non-Member price: $450
Description: This workshop is for wildlife biologists who are already familiar with camera trapping but would like learn more about designing camera trapping studies, options for managing, summarizing and analyzing data effectively, and reporting results from camera trapping studies.
The lecture and instructional component will cover basic information regarding camera trap selection in light of camera trapping objectives, how to formulate objectives, basics in study design, establishing protocols, managing and cataloguing images, how to summarize effort and results, data collection and management, and types of analysis including occupancy modeling applicable to camera trapping with an emphasis on landscape-level camera trapping efforts. Different software packages will be introduced with some demonstrations. Meta-data standards will be reviewed. A bibliography and background literature will be provided.
The field component will include visiting camera traps using protocols and datasheets and participating in a landscape-level camera trapping research project. We will review current methods for landscape level camera trapping such as TEAMNETWORK and the Wildlife Picture Index (a method to determine trends in biodiversity) and present case studies from Mongolia and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Participants will also receive digital copies of materials including methods, instructions and links to other camera trapping manuals and protocols, links to hardware, software and organizations (websites) that provide relevant information.
Susan E. Townsend, Ph.D., will lead the workshop with guest lecturers to present about other camera trapping projects locally and internationally.
This workshop typically sells out, so register now to reserve your space. Early bird pricing ($50 discount) ends on October 19th.
When: Saturday 11/4 (7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday 11/5 (7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Where: Instructional component will be held at the Creekside Center in San Rafael (just off Lucas Valley Road) in Marin County, CA. The field component will include visits to existing camera arrays in nearby Muir Woods and/or Muir Beach.
Questions? Please contact Janine Payne for more information at: Janine.TWS@gmail.com
Information about local accommodations can be found here: http://tws-west.org/sfbay/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AdvancedCamerasHotelList_9.27.17.pdf