Population Management II: Data Analysis and Breeding Recommendations teaches the integration of demography, genetics and husbandry to set population goals and make breeding recommendations for zoo and aquarium populations. This course produces competent managers for zoo or aquarium populations.
After completing this course, students will better understand:
John Andrews, Population Biologist - Lincoln Park Zoo / Population Management Center
Jennifer Mickelberg, Senior Director of Collections & Conservation - Zoo Atlanta
Colleen Lynch, Curator of Birds - Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Andrea Putnam, Ph.D., Population Biologist - San Diego Zoo
Jamie Ivy, Population Biologist - San Diego Zoo
Kristine Schad, Director - Lincoln Park Zoo / Population Management Center
Karen Bauman, Laboratory Manager - Saint Louis Zoo
Amanda Lawless, Population Biologist - Lincoln Park Zoo
This course is designed for current and prospective Species Survival Plan® (SSP) coordinators and TAG Leaders that desire to understand the biology and process behind making breeding recommendations. Priority is given to current Program Leaders and AZA members. International applicants and those not affiliated with an AZA accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis; please submit a letter describing your intended benefit from taking this course to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Population Management I or Studbook I. Applicants must submit an institutional letter of support, written by a supervisor or director. The letter must include: the studbook(s) which the applicant keeps or has applied to keep; an expression of institutional support for keeping the studbook(s) and the date of when Population Management I or Studbook I was completed. International applicants working in an AZA-accredited institution are also welcome to apply. Those not affiliated with an AZA accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis; please submit a letter describing your intended benefit from taking this course.
Lambert Saint Louis International Airport (STL) is the closest airport.The hotel provides free airport shuttle service and is also accessible via MetroLink.
Course participants stay at Clayton Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri and classes meet on-site.
Please wait until you are admitted into the course before making your reservations. You will receive an email containing detailed information regarding your accommodations and transportation once you are admitted.
Please note, these rates are higher than other course offerings because they include course registration, as well as breakfasts, lunches, break service, and two dinners during the course. The hotel rate in St. Louis will be $110 plus taxes per room per night, with no surcharge for double occupancy. The overall resulting cost to participants will be similar compared to other less-inclusive courses.
Scholarship funding is available through a competitive process. AZA scholarship applications are due by mid-July and are awarded by early September.
Early Bird Rates:
$1000 for AZA Individual Members
$1100 for Non-members
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 12 weeks prior to course start date
$1100 for AZA Individual Members
$1200 for Non-members
Final Registration Deadline: 4 weeks prior to course start date
For information regarding our registration and refund policies, please visit our Professional Development Course Policies page.