News tagged with aerial survey

Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are increasingly employed to monitor and protect wildlife. But researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 23 say that steps should ...

dateMay 23, 2016 in Ecology
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Aerial surveys can spot boll weevil hideouts

U.S. cotton growers spent $20 million to monitor and control boll weevils in 2015, and the pest continues to infest cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost cotton-producing region in the United States. To ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Eagles continue their advance along James River

The James River continues to be one of the best barometers of bald eagle recovery within the Chesapeake Bay and likely the nation. Not only does the breeding population continue to rise to new highs year after year, but the ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Polar bears from space

Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Seth Stapleton from United States Geological Survey ...

dateJul 09, 2014 in Ecology
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