I am really happy to announce that the first paper from my postdoc was just published online as early view.
It deals with a conceptual framework for dealing with detection issues when using camera traps to study animals. See:
Here is the graphical abstract showing the six orders of detection
The processes that determine the probability of identifiably detecting an animal species divided into six spatial scales. Four scales for the probability that an animal passes a CT:1 st order or distribution range scale, 2 nd order or landscape scale, 3 rd order or habitat patch scale, 4 th order or microsite scale. The 5 th order or CT scale for the probability that the animal triggers the PIR sensor of the camera and the 6 th order or image scale for the probability that the animal is identifiably detected.
I just had my first day in the field for my new job as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Although my work will mainly consist of analysing consisting datasets, I am also collecting new data. Most of the work is done my research assistants, but sometimes I get the opportunity to join them in the field!
A grid of sticks allows us to estimate effective detection distance and angle as well as animal speed.
My research was featured by a French journal (Sciences et Avenir). Click on the image to go to the article.
My study on the relationship between predators and tick-borne diseases was featured in the NY times (you can read the article by clicking on the image below).