Archive for the 'Research' Category

Biogeography

Jonah and Camden attempt to provide a crash course in the field of biogeography, a synthetic field that describes and analyzes patterns of biodiversity as we see them today.

A brief overview of this huge topic:
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-biogeography-1435311 

Check out the Journal of Biogeography to get an idea of the (technical) questions this field address:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652699 

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Pikas & Saddlebills

Jonah and Mariana are back for a second season of exploring the human-wildlife interface and all its many conservation issues. In this episode, Mariana talks about her brief time with a pika survey in New Mexico, and Jonah fills us in on his pilot field season for his graduate work with Saddlebill Storks in Zambia. Lessons learned, adventures had, and much more to come!

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In our first Citizen Science Highlight, we discuss the program eBird. Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, eBird is possibly the largest and most sophisticated citizen science project in the world.

Sources & Links:
Read today’s news on the ivory sting in San Diego:
https://www.apnews.com/c8e730072efb42c1b433398e62a5831f 
https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/11/28/la-jolla-gallery-charged-with-selling-1-3m-in-illegal-ivory/

Read all about eBird, and sign up for free to become an immediate citizen scientist:
https://ebird.org/home 
https://ebird.org/news/a-new-era-of-ebird-science-status-and-trends

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In our third episode, we explore the simplicity and complexity of technology in the hands of researchers and conservationists, and how tech “amplifies” our work.

Sources & Links:

Read more about the WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project:
https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/wildlife-crime-technology-project

Read more about the Carnegie Airborne Observatory:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2015/11/pulse-of-the-planet/

https://cao.carnegiescience.edu/

See the Submersible Pressure Chamber in action:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/twilight-zone-fish-pressure-chamber-innovation-science/

Read more about the Zoological Society of London’s Conservation Tech program:
https://www.zsl.org/conservation/conservation-initiatives/conservation-technology

Tech for Wildlife “we amplify conservation impact”:
https://www.techforwildlife.com/

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