Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

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MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Old Forest Conference
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Women in Forestry Workshop - Part II!
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Free Talk: Thursday Sept 22nd, 7:00pm. Laser Mapping - Above and Below the Water Line
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You won't want to miss MTRI's Old Forest Conservation Science Conference!

To attend the conference please email your registration form before September 28th for the early-bird discount. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please email the abstract submission form to register@merseytobeatic.ca.

On Wednesday evening, to kick things off, we have Frederic Doyon from Universite du Quebec speaking about the dynamics of old growth temperate forests in western Quebec: understanding the past to meet the challenges of the future. 

The detailed schedule for the conference will soon be available (we will be accepting abstracts until Sept 28th) but in the meantime, here is the rough outline
Wednesday night - registration, opening ceremony, keynote speaker
Thursday - field trips, banquet, poster session, social
Friday - plenary session, concurrent sessions, closing ceremony

The fees (which cover meals but not lodging) are as follows: $100 for early-bird registration, $80 for students, and $125 for registration after September 28th. If you cannot attend the entire conference please let us know and there may be a possibility to pay a partial registration fee or to apply for a bursary.

Here is a list of places to stay overnight in Truro, including dormitory-style rooms on site at the Debert Hospitality Centre; call (902) 662-4074 for reservations.

 

 


 

 

 


  

Video featuring quad-copter views of MTRI's rooftop and some fantastic blackflies

  


 

You can learn more about MTRI`s Butterfly Club by listening to this CBC Information Morning interview with Leah Veinot. 


 Have you seen any Bats?

The Nova Scotia Bat Conservation web page is actively taking past and present bat sightings for the 2014 season. Reports can be submitted online at www.batconservation.ca or phoned in to the Species at Risk hotline 1-866-727-3447. Click here to read the Department of Natural Resources press release.

  


Bursary: Clapp Conservation Award

The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. 

For more information on the bursary and the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here. To read all about last year's recipient, Mallory Heim, click here.



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