Time and Place: Thu, 22 Jan 2015, 19:30, Kings Head and Bell (King Charles Room)
Title: Snapshot Serengeti: Carnivores, Camera Traps and Citizen Science
Presenter: Dr. Alexandra Swanson, Oxford
At this very moment in the Serengeti National Park,225 cameras are flashing day and night, capturing the secret lives of Africa’s most elusive animals. This is Snapshot Serengeti, the largest remote camera survey in the world. Established in 2010 to study how large carnivores divided up the landscape, the Snapshot Serengeti cameras have captured more than 1.5 million images of more than 48 wildlife species. volunteers from around the world help classify animals from this survey through the Zooniverse’s citizen science website www.SnapshotSerengeti.org. In this talk Alexandra Swanson will dive into the story of Snapshot Serengeti: the scientific questions that inspired it, the adventures of the field work behind it, and the lessons learned.