Workshop Coordinators:
Dr. Joaquín Vicente

SaBio (Sanidad y Biotecnología) research group, National Wildlife Research Institute IREC (CSIC-Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha)

Dr. Pelayo Acevedo

SaBio (Sanidad y Biotecnología) research group, National Wildlife Research Institute IREC (CSIC-Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha)

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Wildlife disease surveillance is nowadays an integral component of general animal health surveillance, for instance, for selected diseases of particular relevance such as rabies, classical swine fever, african swine fever, high pathogenic avian influenza). However, most current European wildlife pathogen surveillance schemes lack integration with appropriate population data.

This workshop is aimed to: i) highlight the relevance of population data for wildlife disease surveillance, i.e. integrated monitoring, ii) provide an overview of the methodologies available to estimate population abundance/density in wildlife and iii) gain some skills to design a survey and analyze data with one of the most flexible, feasible and reliable method, the distance sampling (http://distancesampling.org/)

SPEAKERS

  1. Ana Valente (University of Aveiro, Portugal),
  2. Jose Angel Barasona (VISAVET, Spain) and
  3. Pablo Palencia (University of Castile-La Mancha, Spain)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The workshop will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and will include:

-2 hours of oral presentations

-2 hours of practical exercise (computer based – use of distance sampling software)

– Coffee break and light lunch

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

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