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Generalized Estimator (GenEst) Workshop. June 5-6, Pittsburgh

Bat Conservation International

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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June 5-6, 2019, 8am-5pm (approx)

This is a 2-day classroom-based workshop held at the AC Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown at 1126 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222, 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 35 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 $125.00 per night. 

     AC Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown 
     1126 Smallman Street  
     Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Reserve your room here: AC Hotel Pittsburgh_GenEst Lodging   

Reservations must be made by 5/10/19 to receive the discounted rate. 



Lunch will be provided 6/5 and 6/6. Refreshments will also be available during the breaks.

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AC Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
1126 Smallman Stree
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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