Large-bodied animals, megafauna, are disproportionately threatened and yet, remain relatively difficult to monitor. This is particularly true in the ocean. Consumer-grade drones have high definition imagery and offer a non-invasive way to monitor a subset of marine megafauna, especially […]
Check out this short press release (Link Here) for our newest paper “Using a small, consumer-grade drone to identify and count marine megafauna in shallow habitats“. An example of how drones are an affordable and non-invasive monitoring tool for researchers and conservation managers. This project was funded by Save Our Seas Foundation […]
Each summer NCSU professors Nils Peterson and Brian Langerhans teach a course at Forfar Field Station. As part of this course, they always include a sociological study on Andros. This year they looked at local peoples’ opinions on illegal harvesting and use their thoughts to speculate on some of the drivers of this issue. An easy […]
A guess post from Lee Kass about her recent paper. An intro from Lee followed by paper details from her abstract. Thanks Lee!
Endemic Seed Plants of San Salvador Island and their Importance for Plant Conservation
The Island of San Salvador in the Bahama Archipelago is believed to have been the landfall of Christopher Columbus and his crew […]
A really fascinating new book by my colleague Rob Dunn – an absolute must read. It details the incredible world of life that lives in your homes. Here is the Amazon link and review.
Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces […]
Came across this fun new book that alludes to, among so many other interesting natural history morsels, our research on fish “pee”. Here are some quick excerpts: “… fish ecologist Jacob Allgeier spent years working out just how much coral reefs rely on fish pee. The practical side of his work … involved catching hundreds of fish species and carefully […]