Merlion conservation? #ConsAsia2016

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Suddenly there’s a flurry of regional conservation meetings! While many will escape the cold and head up to Brisbane next week for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania meeting; this week it’s the joint meeting of SCB Asia and Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Asia-Pacific chapter in steamy Singapore: Conservation Asia 2016. Here’s what Qaecologists are up to in the City in a Garden this week:

Thursday, the  30th of June

Honorary Qaecologist Catharina Karlsson (she’s at conference host NUS, but spent a few months with us in Melbourne working on detectability with Mick McCarthy and Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita) is talking Automatic acoustic monitoring: Current use and challenges, in the symposium Amphibian Conservation in Asia: Approaching Standard Methods.

11.00 – 11.15, LT51

Saturday, the 2nd of June

Qaeco alumnus Paing Soe has a poster and speed talk on Circuit theory based corridor modelling for wildlife crossing infrastructure placement along a planned major highway in southern Myanmar  from his current work with WWF -Myanmar.

9.45-11.45, LT53, Speed talk session 3, and poster P51.

And Qaecologist Gerry Ryan is foolish keen enough to be giving two talks on the same day:

Getting mixed up about vultures: new methods for estimating abundance from count
data, in the Averting Species Extinctions in Southeast Asia symposium.

 13.00-13.15, LT52

Dolphins behaving badly: Investigating the role of infanticide and
boat traffic as threats to the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin.

17.30-17.45, LT50 (Last session of the conference!)

 

Have a great time if you’re going to the Lion City, and if not, keep a retina pointed at #ConsAsia2016 for updates from passionate practitioners and awesome academics later this week.

Header  image via Ed Unloaded.

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