TBS Camera project is now more than a decade old

By | March 15th, 2016|Amazon, biodiversity, camera, research|

Beginning in 2005, John Blake and I initiated a camera project at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station with then station manager Jaime Guerra and USFQ professor and station co-directors David Romo and Kelly Swing.  With the help of the "tigres", the guys that work at the station, cameras were deployed along the 30+ km of trails [...]

Heading back to the Amazon

By | December 24th, 2015|Amazon, biodiversity, Bolivia, camera, Ecuador, research|

Winter break means field work!  On my way back to Yasuni Biosphere Reserve today for another field season in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  This is year 16 for our project on population dynamics of tropical birds, with a special emphasis on manakins.  This field trip I will find out if "old red" a 19+ yr old [...]

Mammals use natural canopy bridges to cross over gas pipelines

By | July 24th, 2014|camera, research, TCD, tropical|

PhD Student Farah Carrasco's work with Dr. Tremaine Gregory from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute showed that > 20 mammal species used natural canopy bridges to cross over linear clearings resulting from natural gas pipelines in the Peruvian rain forests.  The article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Vol. 5: 443, 2014) was recent [...]

Article on Arboreal Camera Trapping

By | March 13th, 2014|camera, ecology, research|

Check out this new article:  Arboreal camera trapping: taken a proven method to new heights doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12177  Farah Carrasco Rueda (PhD student at UF) and her colleagues describe the effectiveness of putting cameras in the canopy to measure animal movement across natural canopy "bridges" that cross a natural gas pipeline clearing.