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torsdag 26 juni 2014

Course opportunity for international students: Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds

I would like to bring the below opportunity to your attention.  We will be offering at least 4 fully paid scholarships for qualified international students to attend this course.  Unfortunately time is short so potential applicants should apply ASAP.  Please contact either Pete Marra (marrap@si.edu) or Brandt Ryder (rydert@si.edu) with questions.  Please distribute widely - especially to potential applicants!  Qualified international students can be enrolled at US institutions.
The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (http://SMconservation.gmu.edu) in Front Royal, VA, USA is excited to announce a new intensive two-week course: Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds (September 1-12, 2014). Led by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, this course teaches the most current methods in the research of migratory birds including theoretical concepts, field and laboratory methods (including mist-netting, banding, tissue sampling, stable isotope geochemistry, geolocators and radio telemetry), data analysis (including mark-recapture statistics) and applied conservation strategies. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for international applicants, and reduced course fees are offered for those applying from less-developed countries. Check out the course page on our website for more details on course content and pricing. The application deadline has been extended so apply now! Contact SCBItraining@si.edu with any additional questions.

Peter P Marra Ph.D. |
Migratory Bird Center
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park
PO Box 37012 MRC 5503, Washington, DC 20013-7012
(Fed-Ex and UPS deliveries: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008)
T 202-633-1594| F 202-673-0040 | Email marrap@si.edu;
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