March 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Database Management Solutions?

I'm sure many of us encounter unwieldy databases from time to time. I turn to the familiar Excel, but I'm sure this is far from the best option! What programs do you use for your data, bird-related or otherwise? I'm interested in open source solutions, and curious to try other things!

Added by Jessica Gorzo on March 27, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The North American Breeding Bird Survey Needs YOUR Help

Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).  Since 1965, these volunteers have contributed to one of the most widely used bird monitoring datasets in North America.  In 2009, the Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership began a campaign to fill all vacant BBS routes in our region.  Each year, the number of…

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Added by Katie Koch on March 20, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

Remote Sensing and Birds

A theme of my dissertation project is the application of remotely sensed products to avian populations nationwide. I'm using NASA's data sets (freely available!) to characterize weather/climate phenomena that may be important to birds. Land surface temperature is highly correlated with air temperature, thus providing meaningful data about thermal conditions for the time period captured.

In my prior post, I mentioned MYD11A2: an 8-day, 1km resolution land surface temperature data set…

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Added by Jessica Gorzo on March 5, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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