Hidden cameras shed light on North Slope wildlife migration

January 18, 2014 • Filed under: News — melanie.rohr

In the latest issue of BioScience, Ken Tape discusses his research on using automated cameras to capture wildlife migration on the North Slope of Alaska.
By using more than a dozen camera traps mounted on stakes and analyzing over 40,000 images, WERC research faculty Ken Tape and his colleague David Gustine (US Geological Survey) were able to document the migration behavior of both caribou and ptarmigan in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. The results of this study are now published in the February edition of BioScience (see Tape KD, D Gustine. 2014. Capturing migration phenology of terrestrial wildlife using camera traps. BioScience doi:10.1093/biosci/bit018.)

Tape’s research was also featured in a variety of other news media:
KUAC news
KBBI news
Eureka Alert
Science Daily
Phys.Org

Various images captured by camera traps. Photo by Ken Tape.

Various images captured by camera traps. Photo by Ken Tape.