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Volunteer-run cameras as distributed sensors for macrosystem mammal research

Volunteer-run cameras as distributed sensors for macrosystem mammal research Landscape Ecol (2016) 31:55–66 DOI 10.1007/s10980-015-0262-9 RESEARCH ARTICLE Volunteer-run cameras as distributed sensors for macrosystem mammal research . . William J. McShea Tavis Forrester . . Robert Costello Zhihai He Roland Kays Received: 30 March 2015 / Accepted: 17 August 2015 / Published online: 2 September 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA) 2015 Abstract landscape. This allows linkage to other distributed Context Variation in the abundance of animals networks of ecological data. affects a broad range of ecosystem processes. How- Objectives Through the eMammal program, we ever, patterns of abundance for large mammals, and demonstrate that volunteer-based camera trapping can the effects of human disturbances on them are not well meet landscape scale spatial data needs, while also understood because we lack data at the appropriate engaging the public in nature and science. We assert that scales. We created eMammal to effectively camera- camera surveys can be effectively scaled to a macrosys- trap at landscape scale. Camera traps detect animals tem level through citizen science, but only after solving with infrared sensors that trigger the camera to take a challenges of data and volunteer management. photo, a sequence of photos, or a video clip. Through Method We http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape Ecology Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA)
Subject
Life Sciences; Landscape Ecology; Plant Ecology; Forestry Management; Forestry; Ecology; Plant Sciences
ISSN
0921-2973
eISSN
1572-9761
DOI
10.1007/s10980-015-0262-9
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Abstract

Landscape Ecol (2016) 31:55–66 DOI 10.1007/s10980-015-0262-9 RESEARCH ARTICLE Volunteer-run cameras as distributed sensors for macrosystem mammal research . . William J. McShea Tavis Forrester . . Robert Costello Zhihai He Roland Kays Received: 30 March 2015 / Accepted: 17 August 2015 / Published online: 2 September 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht (outside the USA) 2015 Abstract landscape. This allows linkage to other distributed Context Variation in the abundance of animals networks of ecological data. affects a broad range of ecosystem processes. How- Objectives Through the eMammal program, we ever, patterns of abundance for large mammals, and demonstrate that volunteer-based camera trapping can the effects of human disturbances on them are not well meet landscape scale spatial data needs, while also understood because we lack data at the appropriate engaging the public in nature and science. We assert that scales. We created eMammal to effectively camera- camera surveys can be effectively scaled to a macrosys- trap at landscape scale. Camera traps detect animals tem level through citizen science, but only after solving with infrared sensors that trigger the camera to take a challenges of data and volunteer management. photo, a sequence of photos, or a video clip. Through Method We

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Landscape EcologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 2, 2015

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