Welcome to the Autonomous camera traps for insects group!

Hello and welcome to the Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects group :).

In this group we will be discussing the use of autonomous camera traps as a tool for long-term remote monitoring of insects. 
This thread is for you to introduce yourself, what you're doing and what you're interested in.  

We are looking forward to knowing more about your work and building this amazing hub alongside all of you!

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I didn't realize this group existed. Looks so cool :)


Hi Everyone, I'm Tom. I'm a researcher working in the UK with a particular interest in how technologies can help us learn more about the natural world, and be used to inspire others. I currently work on developing autonomous monitoring systems for biodiversity, including insects and am one of the curators of this group. I'm really excited to learn what everyone is up to, and to help make this group a supportive place for the sharing of knowledge and ideas.  

Hi Folks, Great to have this group started! I am a researcher working in Vermont, USA. One of my largest projects is called the Vermont Atlas of Life and as part of that we have begun to use autonomous monitoring systems for biodiversity. Right now we are working with Tom and many others to further develop automated moth monitoring devices. Here in Vermont I have been running two of these every night since early June and they have been working very well. I look forward to working more on developing these with the group as well as metadata standards and data pipelines. I can't wait to learn from all of you across the globe. It is so exciting to be here!

Hi all, I am Joe Bowden, a research scientist with Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, where I study (among other things) macromoth biodiversity across ecological gradients and human augmented landscapes. I have been working with the AMI group with the goal of its end use...I see great potential in the use of these systems for many agencies, especially those with mandates like mine to understand forest insects (e.g., irruptive, non-native species, rare species, biodiversity etc...). I have been running two of these units here in Newfoundland, Canada for over a month now (our summers are not super long ; )), and will be contributing data to aid in their further development. For me, the dream is edge processing of data such that we could have these systems deployed in various locations and the data can be obtained by anyone at anytime.