viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016

The Capture-Recapture-Recovery Workshop 2016 has ended : see you next year !

The introductory course on “CAPTURE-RECAPTURE AND CAPTURE–RECOVERY ANALYSIS FOR THE STUDY OF ANIMAL POPULATIONS” has ended. 
It has been an occasion to share thoeretical and practical aspects of CMR analyses, to learn about snails, feral cats, tropical frogs & Co.  See you next year, last week of November! (visit also our facebook page)

martes, 15 de noviembre de 2016

Gull Shopping

Photo: Björn Marten Philipps
Björn Marten Philipps from the Wadden Sea Conservation Station was visiting Palma when bumped into our GSM/GPS equipped gull shopping and scavenging at the Mercat de l'Olivar. 

Thank you very much for the picture, Björn

lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2016

Profesionales abstrusos, modelos complejos y conservación

La relación entre gestores de la conservación y académicos


Hace unos meses Joan Mayol, en uno de sus ensayos que regularmente publica en Quercus, afirmaba que "la conservación de la naturaleza le debe mucho a gente como Julio Verne, Emilio Salgari, Jack London o Miguel Delibes, mucho más que a algunos profesionales abstrusos que diseñan complejos modelos que les permiten pontificar y pretender elevarse sobre el común de los mortales". Anoto aquí que abstruso, según la RAE, significa "De difícil comprensión". Yo soy muy poco corporativista, pero me molestó tanto eso del "pontificar y pretender elevarse sobre el común de los mortales" que decidí escribir una réplica al Quercus, que aparece aquí abajo. Muchos académicos no somos pontífices, ni pretendemos elevarnos por encima de nadie. Y aquí me paro que me embalo.





jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2016

G.E.P. at "I ´m a scientist, get me out of here!"

A. Payo-Payo will take part to the "I´m a scientist, get me out of here!" . It is a free online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. 

It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges. Ana Payo-Payo will face other 20 scientists and respond to hig-school students questions over fast-paced online text-based liveCHATs. She will have to answer anything they want, and try to become their favourite. Will she manage to show them how cool are gulls and win a prize of £500 to communicate her  work to the general public.G-ull luck, Ana!!!

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2016

Workshop on Distance Sampling with the "Servei de Caça"

A. Rotger and G. Tavecchia organized a workshop on Distance Sampling techniques for the "Servei de Caça" of the "Consell de Mallorca". It has been very interesting to exchange ideas in game species monitoring. A nice interaction between theory and practice.



miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

G.E.P. at the MUSE



A. Sanz-Aguilar, from the GEP, visited the Museo delle Scienze di Trento (Italy) with a Short Term Scientific Mission funded by EU COST Action ES1304, the ParrotNet European network of scientists, practitioners and policy-makers dedicated to research on invasive parrots, their impacts and the challenges they present. During 1 month at the MUSE, Ana will collaborate with Dr. Simone Tenan evaluating the population dynamics of the rose-ringed parakeet across Europe.