The use of drones and unoccupied aerial vehicles (UAVs) is becoming increasingly popular among practitioners working towards various conservation goals. They provide a cost-effective way to gather data from normally hard-to-access locations, and cause minimal disturbance to wildlife and the landscape. New and emerging technologies continue to advance the capabilities of these innovative tools, offering users more diverse ways to operate and apply drones and UAVs to their data collection strategies.
Featuring a variety of short presentations delivered by knowledgeable experts, this webinar will showcase some of the exciting ways conservation researchers and practitioners are applying drones and UAVs to their work. Presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion.
Travis Krebs, Co-CEO, Superwake - Long-endurance drone aircraft and wildlife censusing
Morgan Hyrnk, Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada - Threatened bank swallow (Riparia riparia) population monitoring in post-breeding habitat using an unoccupied aerial vehicle
Greg McDermid, Professor, Department of Geography, Applied Geospatial Research Group, University of Calgary - Forestry and ecological applications of UAVs
Dani Degenhardt, Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada, Northern Forestry Centre - Seeing the forest through the point clouds: Advancing the application of remote sensing technologies in land reclamation monitoring
Marcus Becker, Statistical Ecologist, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute - Managing a province-wide network of remote cameras for the monitoring of wildlife abundance
Note* This presentation will be in English and could run up to 90 minutes.