When I was four years old I told my parents I wanted to become an ‘underdiverwaterman’ like Jacques Cousteau (still one of my heroes), hence the odd site name. These days I do less underdiverwatering and more overland-fly-counting-beasties, but the other thing I wanted at age four was to be a zoologist so one out of two isn’t too bad.
Here you will find resources for survey methods, primarily in aerial survey, including software tools, publications and links. You’ll also find articles on methods and GIS, particularly spatial things for the Mac.
In 2019, I have a new research project, the ‘Technology for Wildlife Survey’ (TWS) – we’re looking at using cameras to collect data, machine learning to detect wildlife, and spatial analysis methods to improve the kinds of estimates and maps we produce.
This site is a work in progress, intended as a portal for sharing information on wildlife survey methods.
- Publications: old and new, completed and under development.
- Tools: software tools for calculation, GIS and writing.
- Data (under development): GIS and wildlife data for exercises and testing calculations.
See “Articles” for discussions on wildlife survey methods, GIS (particularly in Mac OSX), developing R code for spatial methods and wildlife survey analysis, and anything else that comes to mind. Updated approximately ‘whenever I feel like it’.
The banner image at the top of the page is of roan antelope in Kafue National Park, Zambia.