Archive for the regional migrants Category

Testing traditional assumptions about regional migration in bats

Testing traditional assumptions about regional migration in bats

  In earlier posts I shared behind-the-scenes stories and background about my postdoc project. Now here are the results. The majority of migratory bats have movements that cover much shorter distances than most migratory birds, and are commonly referred to as “regional” migrants. A few bat species

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Turning grant money into data

Turning grant money into data

Winning research grants is exciting, but then the real world challenges appear. Putting up 40 telemetry stations across four states is an ambitious project! First we had to find good locations, which meant spending lots of time poring over Google Earth and lists of state parks and

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Open source science

Open source science

The world of makers and DIY tech has reached the world of ecology. I’m working on a project deploying scientific instruments that I built myself using inexpensive, easily orderable components, to answer important questions about endangered animals. And I hope it’s just the beginning. If you’re not

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Stumbling upon science

Stumbling upon science

Have you ever been out for a hike and come across some mysterious equipment, and wondered what it was doing? Many people across the Midwestern US are having just that experience when they come upon our research stations. Because they see my name and contact information, some

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