IV Marine Mammal Summer School
The IV-E3M offers theoretical and practical knowledge on the biology, ecology, evolution, natural history, physiology and conservation of marine mammals.
The IV-E3M is structured in two modules: 1) A basic module that is a 50-h course (delivered in Spanish) aimed at undergraduate students with limited or no experience with marine mammals, that will encompass various topics and that includes a hands-on field trip to Espiritu Santo National Park aboard a research vessel, and 2) a 20-h advanced module, aimed at postgraduate students or final year undergraduates, who select one of six topics (the modules are simultaneous, so only one can be selected):
Basic module (50 h) 14-18 July
Systematics and diversity
Oceanography and marine zoogeography
Ecology and life history
Anatomy and physiology
Conservation and current status
Select topics: Cetacean behavior, morphometrics, population dynamics, bases of bioacoustics, satellite marking, population genetics, phylogenetics, heavy metals and microplastics, biochemical markers and health
Limited to 50 students; lectures in Spanish
Juan José Alava, Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Stable isotopes in ecological and environmental studies
Seth Newsome, Center for Stable Isotopes
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. Emma Elliot Smith, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.
Telemetry as a tool for animal ecology
Tenaya Norris, The Marine Mammal Center, California, USA.
Population genetics and conservation genetics
Larissa Rosa de Oliveira,
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
São Leopoldo, Brazil.
Adrián Munguía-Vega, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
Passive Acoustic Monitoring and photoID database management
Sally Mizroch, NOAA, USA. Armando Jaramillo Legorreta, INECC, SEMARNAT, México.
Introduction to marine mammal rehabilitation and disease
Cara Field, The Marine Mammal Center, California, USA.
Behavioural ecology of marine mammals (*to be delivered in Spanish)
Concepción García Aguilar, CICESE, México.
Diane Gendron, CICIMAR, México.
Sergio Martínez Aguilar, UABCS, México.
Limited to 15 students p/module; lectures in English*
Each advanced module needs a minimum of 5 students to open
The modules are simultaneous; students can only enroll in one.