Hey Stephanie, I remember this idea being kicked around and I indicated interest some time ago, but if I am not on the list you have going, I would love to passively follow, appreciating the timezones likely will be difficult for me to follow live from Australia. (read more)
Camera traps are widely used for studying terrestrial animal populations. One method for estimating animal abundance from data collected by camera traps that does not require animal identification is distance sampling. The University of St Andrews has been training ecologists and statisticians... (read more)
My guess is that the camera triggering will prove to be far less of a challenge than getting ethical approval for penning livestock where predators can reach them. If you have such a high rate of wolf attacks in free-ranging flocks then you can directly measure the decrease in rate of attacks in... (read more)
Hi Michelle, I've worked on a few arboreal camera trap surveys so I might be able to share some information. With other researchers we've been working on a paper that reviews the current state of arboreal camera trapping, methods, recommendations, and what to expect in the upcoming years. It's... (read more)
I had not seen these before, but I'll echo Rob in wondering if the radio links in these are truly what most would consider 'LoRa'. That tech/protocol generally has very low data transfer rates and would be quite challenged in sending pictures. That said, what they call it... (read more)
Hi. Just watched the Youtube version (I'm in the unable to watch live hemisphere) and wanted to say that was a great talk. I wish it could have gone for another hour. I liked hearing about the issues and concerns from Melanie on the biology/ecology side. Also could totally relate to what Ed was... (read more)
The Big Wild is a growing start-up looking for a partner who is a full-stack engineer or similar.
We are looking to grow from a Public benefit corp to having a 501c3 arm and we need a great team to help us set up the right way from the start.
If you are passionate about WIldlife... (read more)
This can be done, happy to help :) But I think I need to understand the situation a little bit more.
Do you already have the data for training / inference? Do you have any example images with the species in them annotated? Say a still from the camera with a tiger and a csv file... (read more)
Wildlife Insights launched their online platform hosting over 4 million camera trap images. They use AI to automatically classify the animals in the images. Their website is a great example of public hosting of big datasets and using machine learning for large scale data analysis! ... (read more)
Indeed, the German solution you identified might be a better solution than what I had found on Amazon, which were mostly Doppler solutions, and thinking more about it, would not give you the ability to do long term data analytics on the traffic patterns, which might be important... (read more)