Monday, October 10, 2011

Webinar: Bat Biology and Their Relationship to Forested Habitats

Penn State Natural Resources Extension is please to be offering a webinar on Bat Biology and Their Relationship to Forested Habitats on Tuesday, October 11th at noon and again at 7 p.m.  Each seminar lasts approximately one hour.  The webinars will be presented by Dr. Jacqualine Grant, Adjunct Biology Lecturer at Southern Utah University, and Dr. Dan Riskin, Scientist & Television Host/Producer for Discovery Channel Canada.

With approximately 1200 species, bats are the only group of mammals that rival the rodents in diversity. the webinars will discuss bat diversity and many surprising and interesting features of bats.  The second half of the webinar will focus on North American bats and their relationship to forested habitats.  Do you know how your forest management practices are affecting your bats?  Please note: the webinars will not cover white-nose syndrome.

Each session is recorded and loaded onto the Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminar Center along with a copy of the presentation and any handout materials.  So, if you are unable to participate in the "live" session, a recording of it will be available for you to view at your convenience.  Of course, none of the interactive elements will be available when watching the recording.

To participate in the live seminars you must register and have a "Friend of Penn State" user ID. The "Register Now" page on the website will walk you through this process.  Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software. To view live and previously recorded seminars all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and sound.

If this one does not interest you, here are a few others that are coming up:

November 8, 2011
Management Plans. Gerald Hoy, DCNR Bureau of Forestry Service Forester, Noon and 7 p.m.

December 12, 2011
Small-Scale Logging. Peter Smallidge, New York State Extension Forester, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, Noon and 7 p.m.

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