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1829 Talk: The Use of Video for Monitoring Wild Mammals and Enhancing Public Engagement

Otter © Chris Wren

Friday 6 December, 18.29pm-18.45pm

With Sian Green, Mammal Web

Camera traps (motion-sensitive cameras) are an increasingly popular tool for monitoring wildlife, both for scientific research purposes and recreational use. When triggered, many camera traps are able to record either a short burst of photographs or short video clip. Currently, most research is done using photos, rather than videos, however, this is beginning to change. In this talk, I will be introducing my research designed to test the difference between photo and video settings and discussing the potential advantages and disadvantages of using video from both an ecological perspective and a public engagement one.