Research by PhD Student Shows Promise for Coexistence of Eagles and Wind Turbines
Source: Washington Post
Alaskan Dall Sheep Captured with Camera Trapping Methods
FWCB Master’s Candidate Jeremy Dertien recently completed research on Alaskan dall sheep using wildlife cameras to monitor the sheep's habitat. Dertien’s research was conducted in partnership with the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands and the FWCB department at CSU to study the impact of nearby military training of Alaska’s Fort Wainwright on the sheep. Over 50 cameras were placed that took around two million photos over the course of two years. The cameras employed motion sensing that snapped a series of pictures when motion was detected. This technique was successful in capturing photos of sheep as well as many other animals including bears, lynx, wolf, and caribou. The conclusion of the study was that the military training exercises were not having any adverse effects on the sheep. The method of time lapse photos in this research was successful enough that the same data will now be used to monitor the habitat use of the other animals in the area.Source: CSU Source
Journal of Wildlife Management Features Former FWCB Researcher
We are excited to have current and former associates publish in prestigious natural resources journals.