January 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Remote Sensing

I currently use MODIS imagery to characterize extreme climate events. Specifically, I've been using MYD11A2 and MYD13A3 to detect heat wave and drought, respectively. Does anyone else here use remote sensing and satellite imagery? Leave me a comment!

Added by Jessica Gorzo on January 24, 2013 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

New: Recommendations for Monitoring Midwest Waterfowl During the Non-breeding Season

Habitat conservation planning for migrating and wintering waterfowl is typically based on estimated foraging needs during these non-breeding periods. However, several factors limit the ability to draw strong inferences from the historic Midwest data sets of non-breeding waterfowl abundance collected by wildlife agencies. Survey protocols are not standardized among organizations, a statistically based sampling framework has not been developed, and the financial burden of surveys typically…

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Added by Katie Koch on January 16, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Thousands of dead birds are showing up on northern Michigan’s shorelines

STATE: Thousands of dead birds are showing up on northern Michigan’s shorelines (VIDEO)

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Added by John Curnutt on January 14, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Avian Power Line Interaction Committee Releases 2012 Collision Manual

On December 20, 2012, APLIC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released their updated state-of-the-art guidance document Reducing Avian Collisions with Power Lines: State of the Art in 2012.  This best-practices document, originally published in 1994, offers electric utilities and cooperatives, federal power administrations, wildlife agencies, and other stakeholders with specific guidance for reducing bird collisions with power lines based on the most current…

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Added by Katie Koch on January 9, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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