We published a new paper on automating the detection of animals and humans on thermal imaging obtained with a drone. Click here to download the full paper. This paper was the result of a unique collaboration between researchers in ecology and astrophysics.
We just published a new paper on the combined use of drones and satellites for land cover classifications in Sumatra (Indonesia). It is open access so available from this link
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New Report by the Great Apes Survival Partnership.
Global demand for palm oil has grown rapidly over the last two decades as a result of rising human populations and expanding food demands, but has come at a terrible cost: biodiversity is lost and critically endangered orangutans and other iconic species are closer to extinction than ever. As Asian development transitions to Africa, the conservation community has no choice but to recognize that this $62 billion USD industry is here to stay and begin working constructively with responsible companies to ensure that lessons learned and best practices from Asia and implemented in Africa. Adopting responsible practices in the development of sustainable palm oil and other agriculture is a key strategic objective for ensuring that chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos do not face the same threats as their Asian cousins.
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We just published a review paper on Ebola and great apes in Mammal Review. It is open access so you can download it from here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mam.12082/full
Together with Lorna Scott and Lian Pin Koh I authored a chapter titled “Wings for Wildlife: the use of Conservation Drones, challenges and opportunities” in the new book The Good Drone by Kristin Sandvik and Maria Jumbert.