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Generalized Estimator (GenEst) Workshop. June 26-27, 2019, Austin

Bat Conservation International

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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June 26-27, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (approx.)

This is a 2-day classroom-based workshop held at 1340 Airport Commerce Drive, Building 6, Suite 600 A, Austin, TX 78744, where attendees will gain hands-on experience using GenEst (A Generalized Estimator of Mortality), the recently published fatality estimation software.

The workshop will be led by Dan Dalthorp of the U.S. Geological Survey, the lead author of the software. He and other instructors will compare GenEst to currently available estimators, discuss the parameters needed for mortality estimation and optimal field methods to determine search area, search schedule, persistence patterns and efficiency of searchers. Instructors will lead discussions and activities on topics including:

             Introduction to Estimating Fatality

             Hands-on Training with the GenEst Software

             Interpreting Proposals and Reports

             Comparing Common and Rare Fatality Events

Registration is open to anyone who is interested in mortality estimation, such as at wind energy or solar facilities. This workshop will help individuals plan projects, implement field methods, interpret reports, and better understand wildlife and wind energy issues. Basic knowledge of mortality estimation is helpful, but a variety of topics will be covered ranging from an introduction to mortality estimation to advanced GenEst applications. Participants can work in groups or individually, inputting simulated data, or their own dataset. 

Interested parties can access the software at

Alternatively, an online version is available at WEST, Inc.'s service 


Registration is limited to 27 participants (registration fee is for venue-related costs)


Lodging Details:

We have a block of rooms reserved for workshop participants at the government rate of $145.00 per night. 

     Omni Austin Hotel Southpark
     4140 Governors Row
     Austin, TX 78744

Reserve your room here: GenEst Lodging_Austin   
Reservations must be made by 6/4/19 to receive the group rate. 



Lunch will be provided 6/26 and 6/27. Refreshments will also be available during the breaks.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
1340 Airport Commerce Drive
Building 6, Suite 600 A
Austin, TX 78744

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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