The course will be held at University of Minho - Dept. of Biology on the 6th until the 8th of June, 2011.
GPS: [41° 33' 32.16'' N, 8° 23' 54.06'' W]
Address: Dept. of Biology, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar. 4710-057 Braga. PORTUGAL
Sociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem / Portuguese Wildlife Society
Fax: 00 351 253 678 980
Email: [email protected]
Dr Sandie Sowler - PhD MIEEM
Sandie has been involved in bat research and conservation since 1969 and has 25 years experience as an ecology consultant in the UK in both conservation and the private sector. Her work has focussed largely on bat conservation, EcIAs and latterly developing and delivering training courses. She undertook seven years research in Megachiropteran ecology and physiology in South Africa and currently holds a UK (Natural England) Bat Survey Licence and Training Licence. Sandie has developed and delivered Bat Conservation Trust courses since 2003 and currently delivers a number of other bat –related courses. Foremost of these are courses in the use of the remote bat detection system 'Anabat ' and the software 'Analook'. Sandie has been delivering and developing Anabat course for six years She is the author of four natural history books, and scientific and popular articles. Additionally she has ten years experience as a secondary school teacher and university lecturer and tutor in both the UK and South Africa.
Gerry is a retired civil engineer having worked in a managerial capacity for 36 years with British Rail and its successors. He is a UK (Natural England) licensed bat worker and has worked as a volunteer bat warden for 20 years and 12 years as a bat consultant undertaking bat surveys for development impact assessments. In March 2010 he became the UK and Europe Anabat repair and maintenance engineer for Titley. He also supports his wife Sandie Sowler in Anabat training courses to provide information and help in respect of Anabat hardware and firmware
|How bats use echolocation and Anabat deployment, usage and constraints||60 mins|
|Introduction to Anabat||20 mins|
Anabat set up
|Commercial uses of Anabat including Frequency Division vs. Time Expansion||10 mins|
Analook Basics and practical use
|Analook Advanced - Setting Filters & Scans and their application||90 mins|
|Difficult Sonograms, Social Calls, other vocalizations and use of slope as an ID tool||5 hrs|
|Practical Field Usage of Anabats and workshop to identify calls||
2hrs (evening to collect data)
|Use of GPS||10 mins|
|Key to identification of bat species from sonograms - The basics||15 mins|
|Workshop to work through attendees 'difficult calls'||1-2 hrs|
Please use the online Registration Form to register.
Registration Fee: 300€
Please send the payment receipt to [email protected].Your registration will only be valid when payment receipt is received.
NIB: 0035 0823 00008657730 18
Account Holder: Sociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
IBAN: PT50 0035 0823 00008657730 18
Cancellations must be sent before May 25, 2011 to [email protected] to receive a refund (minus a 50€ processing fee) or the full registration fee will be charged. Refunds will be processed after the Anabat Training Course.
After May 25, 2011, the full registration fee is applicable. However, a paid registration is transferable to a replacement from your company/organization.
Please note that no-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.