Squirrel and Pine Marten tracking (in conjunction with Abbeyleix Bog Project)

Saturday, 10 March 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [GST]

Balronan Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, R32 H244 , Ireland

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Student PARTIAL APPROVAL - €20.00

Students can partake in this workshop at a reduced rate of €20. This requires that a student be prepared to show an student identification card upon request.

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This workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate recorders and members of other local environmental actions groups.

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [GST]

Heritage House, Balronan Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, R32 H244 , Ireland.

Workshop Leader: Denise O'Meara and Andrew Harrington

Venue: Heritage House, Balronan Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois [field work included]

Date: Saturday, 10th March

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Audience: Beginner and intermediate recorders; members of other local environmental action groups

Fee: €30 standard; €20 student

The Data Centre are joining up with the team involved at Abbeyleix Bog Project as we visit the midlands for the third of our series of Spring workshops. Your day will start with a brief introduction to the respective biology of both squirrels and pine martens before moving onto the latest research and conservation stories revolving these mammals and how you can go about employing certain techniques to carry out your own surveying. This will be followed by an outdoor session where participants will have the opportunity to visit Abbeyleix Bog to see some of the surveying techniques and conservation enhancements described in the morning session.  

National Biodiversity Data Centre

http://www.biodiversityireland.ie

National Biodiversity Data Centre Beechfield House WIT West Campus Carriganore Co. Waterford

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Andrew is a graduate in Applied Ecology and is currently at the final stages of a PhD at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) where he is developing DNA methods to non-invasively census lesser horseshoe bats in their roosts. Andrew previously worked as a science teacher and as a project officer on an EU funded project that aimed to increase community involvement in mammal conservation in Ireland and Wales.

About Andrew Harrington

Researcher; WIT
Denise O'Meara
Researcher and Lecturer; WIT

Denise who also qualified with a degree in Applied Ecology completed her PhD in Conservation Genetics of red squirrels at WIT. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer at WIT and teaches on the Applied Biology and Agricultural Science programmes. Her research interests include the development and application of non-invasive survey techniques for a variety of mammals including pine marten, otters, squirrels, bats and small mammals. She is particularly interested in community led conservation.

About Denise O'Meara

Researcher and Lecturer; WIT