Bat Biology and Conservation Education in Costa Rica
WEST biologists Rosa Palmer and Donald Solick were presenting bat biology and conservation to students in Costa Rica this week.
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WEST Offshore Presentation featured in TWS Member Newsletter
“Assessing Avian Use at the First Freshwater Offshore Wind-Energy Project in North America”, co-authored by WEST’s Dr. Jennifer Stucker, Dr. Jason Carlisle and Diem Pham is featured in this weeks “The Official eWildlifer of the Wildlife Society”, member newsletter. The presentation, first given at at last year’s The Wildlife Society Conference (TWS) in Cleveland, Ohio, highlights 8 months of waterfowl surveys WEST completed in 2017-2018 in support of the Icebreaker Wind project in Lake Erie.
You can view the feature and presentation here: https://tws.sclivelearningcenter.com/MVSite/MVVideo.aspx?SessionID=239076&presentationID=123059
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Detection Dog and Target Odors
Ever wonder how far away a detection dog can pick up on the target odor?
Here is an actual GPS track that a WEST detection dog walked on a 100 m x 100 m plot at the base of a wind turbine. (They started at the green play symbol and walked toward the red stop symbol.)
You can see on the first pass that the WEST detection dog detected the odor of a bat carcass almost 50 m away. Good dog! Ask us how WEST dogs can help you with your PCM surveys.
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WEST attends Northeast Bat Working Group
WEST Research Biologist Jason Ritzert is in attendance at the Northeast Bat Working Group (NEBWG) in State College, Pennsylvania this week. NEBWG continues the tradition of bringing together scientists, conservationists, and educators to support bat research, management, and conservation located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Virginia area regions.
More information about NEBWG and this conference can be found here: http://nebwg.org/