Fall 2009: Dr. Ian van Tets to speak on the use of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
by Kathleen McCoy |
Today, Oct. 30, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building (CPISB), Room 120
The Biology Department is pleased to present Dr. Ian van Tets, who will enlighten us on: "Using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, DXA, to accurately and non-destructively measure the body condition of wild animals."
Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry was developed to take accurate, repeated measures of body condition parameters in laboratory mice. Dr. van Tets has, together with colleagues and students in Israel and Alaska, helped to broaden the use of this technology by testing and confirming its effectiveness for non-destructive studies of migratory birds, Alaska rodents, black bears, small fish and laboratory rats.
For our off-campus guests, note that parking on the UAA campus is free of charge on Fridays.