Ground based / sensor web / web cam

Distribution of Migratory Landbirds around the Gulf of Mexico

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:01

Over two-thirds of all land birds and over half of the migratory species in North America move long distances to areas in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. For birds crossing the Gulf of Mexico, habitats along the northern coast provide the last possible stopover before autumn migrants make a nonstop flight.

Automated Telemetry to Understand Habitat Use and Movement Ecology

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:52

Telemetry has advanced understanding of wildlife biology in lockstep with advances in technology. Recent development of automated radio tracking systems can provide precise information on habitat use at small-scale and large-scale movements across continents by continually monitoring for tag frequencies.

Retrieval of Intertidal Biofilm Quantity and Nutritional Quality through Field Spectroscopy

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 10:37

Microbial biofilm communities (comprised of bacteria, diatoms, protozoa, and fungi) inhabit the surface of intertidal mudflats and comprise a large proportion of shorebirds’ diets. Given their major role in intertidal food webs, understanding biofilm distribution, quantity, and nutritional value for shorebirds is of vital importance.