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Essentially the software is only an advantage if the drones are being flown at altitudes that provide a wide area and less visible detail (i.e. if the operator flies at 3000ft (instead of 1000ft) it will cover 9x the area and see very small detail... (read more)
I'm working on developing an average speed camera system using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino that will be used in Zimbabwe on a road that has a very high wildlife fatality rate from collisions with speeding vehicles.
My thought flow has an air switch that spans across the road that... (read more)
That is quite shocking to hear that a road could be so detrimental to wildlife. If you were able to place a speed hump or rumble strip where you place the camera you could even embed the metal detecting sensor in them to ensure accurate detection of every vehicle when they... (read more)
I'm a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences using various wildlife monitoring technologies to monitor large terrestrial vertebrates across the Brazilian Amazon. In the past years, I've been doing a lot of camera trapping in rainforests, and there is... (read more)
Hi! I've been working in the background on a project to try to push the world of wildlife camera trapping into new formats by looking for ways to hack 360 cameras. I want scientists and conservationists to have a tool that frees them a bit from the "placement bias" of standard camera traps, and... (read more)
I have exactly the same questions!
Over the last few years there has been a proliferation of cheap camera traps flooding the market (Apeman, Distianert, Crenova...the list is long). I wouldn't normally recommend budget cameras like these (<$100) for research (... (read more)
There was a talk recently at ZSL where a similar thing was found using camera traps studying wild pigs in the Osa Penisula. Tracking and other audio evidence showed that the pigs populations were circumnavigating camera traps which appeared to be giving a reduced level of detection.
@... (read more)
I understand your point, but we are now collaborating with University research that will be examining (amongst other things) the microbial level, especially in poor and polluted environments. The request still stands, and any relevant collaboration would be welcomed.... (read more)