WEST is participating in a joint study with Alaska Fish and Game and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to estimate Aleutian tern colony sizes using images taken from WEST’s research drone.
Drone footage of a rare Aleutian tern sitting on a nest: https://vimeo.com/274212696/354ce7ce0f
WEST Publication: Impacts of temporal revisit designs on the power to detect trend
WEST Consulting Biometrician Dr. Leigh Ann Starcevich is a co-author of “Impacts of temporal revisit designs on the power to detect trend with a linear mixed model: An application to long-term monitoring of Sierra Nevada lakes” a recent publication in Ecological Indicators. The publication discusses a linear mixed model to estimate trend in an ecological indicator sampled across large landscapes.
WEST Publication: Automated Monitoring for Birds in Flight
WEST Research Biologist Luke Martinson is a co-author “Automated monitoring for birds in flight: Proof of concept with eagles at a wind energy facility”, a recent publication in Biological Conservation. The publication discusses the results of using the camera-based monitoring system IdentiFlight to detect, classify, and track birds at wind energy facility.