Methodology – Field techniques

Maximum number of participants might be 15 persons/session (2 x 15) considering the department’s technical capacity; according to need we are ready to organize a morning and an afternoon session.

Date: 23. 05. 2019.

Host: Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, ELTE

 H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C


Opening presentations

László Patkó

  • „I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work” Edison. T.A.– review on different hair traps and attractants

Mária Tóth

  • Mammalogists supported by birds – theory and practice on the method of „bird nest analysis”


Know-how – practice and sharing experiences

L. Patkó, M. Tóth, L. Szabó and the participants

The aim of this workshop is to “gain a hair”. The participants of this interactive workshop can study the basic methodologies of collecting and selecting of hair samples for further lab studies through hypothetical field situations.

  • Hair-traps – exhibition and test on different of models
    • hair collecting surfaces
    • hair-trap models
    • attractants and baits
  • Registers on hair samples for field and laboratory works
    • writing field notes and protocols
    • writing lab notes and protocols
  • Selecting the hairs from the hair traps and bird nest
    • categorizing hair samples
    • identification hair samples by their macro-morphological characters (using stereo- microscope and identification keys)
  • Mistakes to avoid - an opened discussion and poster presentations.

The applicants of the workshop can and encouraged to present posters, it will be included in the Workshop’s registration fee. These posters might serve as moot point, as well.  In case you would like to present a poster, please, submit the abstract of your topic online, too. The name of files of abstracts must include the first author’s name and the name of the Fied workshop as below:

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