III International Bat Course: Systematic, Ecology and Conservation

Date: August 22 - September 01, 2016 (10 course days).
Registrations:  Registrations.
Limited to: 30 participants.
Place: Sachavacayoc Amazon Field Centre. Reserva Nacional Tambopata. Madre de Dios. Perú.

Bats (Chiroptera) are a very diverse group of mammals, second after rodents. There are more than 1100 species of living bats worldwide. Bats are the only group of flying mammals, they are the most important controllers of night flying insect, serve as important pollinators of many food plants and help to disperse seeds; these make them a key group for the stability of many land ecosystems. The key role that bats play makes them an important subject of research, despite this, bats are poorly known and a difficult group to study. For this reason we are offering the III workshop focus on taxonomy, ecology and conservation of Bats.

The III Bat Course will involve the participation of renowned instructors with extensive experience in ecology, taxonomy and conservation of bats. This course will be carried out in: "Sachavacayoc Centre" Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru. The centre is located in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest, which includes a variety of habitats with a great diversity of bats.

The lectures will include information about Bat diversity, biology, ecology, and systematic. Field trips and localized sampling will acquaint participants with collecting, handling and study techniques; associated lab work will include instruction on specimen identification, preparation and labeling.

For whom?: Students and scientists from the Neotropical Region or interested in its study: taxonomists, ecologists, and conservationists.







Burton Lim

Royal Ontario Museum. Canada. 


Valéria da C. Tavares

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Brazil.

Tania Gonzales-Terrazas

Tania Gonzalez 

University of Ulm. Germany.


Rodrigo Medellin

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico.


Marco Tschapka

University of Ulm. Germany.


  Name:  Last Name:  Country: Institution:
Student Tobias Nicolas Rojas Argentina Instituto de Ecología Regional (CONICET-UNT).
Student Guilherme Siniciato Terra Garbino Brasil Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas da UFMG.
Student André Regolin Brasil Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab, UNESP Rio Claro
Student Filip Szafirowski Canadá Royal Ontario Museum
Student Juan Luis Allendes Barros Chile Programa de Conservación de Murciélagos de Chile
Student Marcelo Mayorga Rodríguez Chile Universidad de Concepción
Student Karolida Vilches Chile Universidad de Tarapacá
Student Daniel Leon-Camargo Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Student Sandra Bernal Colombia Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
Student Raquel Alvarado Larios El Salvador Universidad de El Salvador
Student Claudia Sayuri Montes Mexico Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Student Kathleen Galindo México Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Student Rosario Arreola Mexico Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo
Student Diego Jhoel Zavala Calloapaza Perú Universidad Nacional de San Agustin
Student Brian Andrew Málaga Téllez Perú Universidad Nacional de San Agustin
Student Alexis Brown USA American Museum of Natural History
Collaborator Daniel Ramos Perú Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Collaborator Farah Carrasco Perú Universidad de Florida
Organizer Erika Paliza Perú Centro de Ecologia y Biodiversidad

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Past courses:

Bat Course 2014


Bat Course 2012