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GENERAL INFORMATION


1.
Directions to Dan Mennill's Lab
A map and instructions on how to get to the Mennill Lab.
Last Update: 2007


2. How to Prepare a Powerpoint Presentation
A slideshow on how to deliver an effective scientific talk with powerpoint.
Last Update: 2007


3.
Advice for Slides at Scientific Meetings
A paper by Don Kroodsma, published in the Auk in 2000, with good advice for preparing effective powerpoint slides.





LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR FIELD RESEARCH AT QUBS


4.
Black-capped Chickadee Manual
Manual of research techniques for studying Black-capped Chickadees at QUBS, for Mennill and Ratcliffe Lab researchers.
Last Update: 2004


5.
Information for QUBS Research Technicians
General information and a checklist of what to bring to QUBS for Mennill Lab researchers. Make sure you also read the offical QUBS user manual (link below).
Last Update: 2005


6.
QUBS User's Guide
The official QUBS user manual. There may be a newer one at the QUBS website at: http://biology.queensu.ca/~qubs/qubs/Home.html
Last Update: 2005


7.
Chickadee Trap Construction Manual
Instructions for building Potter Traps (treadle traps) for capturing Black-capped Chickadees written by Dr. Ken Otter (University of Northern British Colombia).
Last Update: 2004





LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR FIELD RESEARCH IN COSTA RICA


8.
Costa Rica Wren Research Manual
Research techniques for studying Rufous-and-white Wrens in Costa Rica, for Mennill Lab researchers.
Last Update: 2004

9.
Information for Costa Rica Research Technicians
General information and a checklist of what to bring to Costa Rica for researchers working on Mennill or Doucet Lab research projects in Costa Rica.
Last Update: 2008

10.
Instructions for Use of Base Cero
Instructions for use of Base Cero for research teams that are renting the house while Mennill/Doucet labs are away.
Last Update: 2007

11.
Bird Lists
Checklist of the birds of the ACG
List of the birds of Santa Rosa






TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIELD RESEARCH EQUIPMENT


12.
Instructions for Collecting Focal Recordings
A guide for using Marantz PMD660s or PMD670s to collect focal recordings in the field.
Last Update: 2008

13.
Instructions for Running Listening Stations
A guide for collecting recordings using Marantz units and omnidirectional microphones as automated recorders.
Last Update: 2008


14.
Instructions for Creating Playback Stimuli
A guide for turning digital recordings into playback stimuli using Syrinx and Adobe Audition.
Last Update: 2008

15.
Instructions for Garmin GPS
Tips and descriptions of how to use Garmin GPS units to collect useful field data.
Last Update: 2008

16.
Instructions for Ashtek ProMark3 GPS
A guide to using the Mennill Lab Ashtek ProMark3 GPS system for collecting static surveys of microphone array mic positions.
Last Update: 2008

17.
Manufacturer Instructions for Marantz units
Marantz PMD660 Manual
Marantz PMD670 Manual




INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES


18.
Instructions for Annotating Recordings
Instructions for how to use Syrinx-PC to annotate digital recordings collected in the field.
Last Update: 2008

19. Instructions for Array Analysis
Instructions for how to process multi-channel array recordings (Acoustic Location System recordings) using Syrinx-PC to generate annotations and MatLab to generate locations of animals.
Last Update: 2007

20.
Instructions for ArcView GIS Array Analyses
Instructions for how to use ArcView GIS to analyze microphone array recordings.
Last Update: 2008






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