roadkill http://wrvo.org en Cruising for Wildlife! Again! http://wrvo.org/post/cruising-wildlife-again <p>John Weeks looks back on an old Nature of Things program where he reviewed an old past time he calls cruising for wildlife. He's been cruising for wildlife for the past 50 years and talks about the number of kills he found while on the road. He was so interested that he was able to find out the reason for the casualty by observing the animal. Though it may sound gruesome it was yet very educational and he takes us down the evolution of that journey.</p><p>This episode was originally aired October 25th, 1991.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 46817 at http://wrvo.org Roadkill + technology = new app to track wildlife http://wrvo.org/post/roadkill-technology-new-app-track-wildlife <p>We’ve all seen or experienced it – unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time - and its remains splatter across the road. But Danielle Garneau, a wildlife ecologist at SUNY Plattsburgh, says the roadkill we’re likely to see on roads can teach us a lot. She’s using a new <a href="http://epicollectserver.appspot.com/project.html?name=RoadkillGarneau">smartphone app for citizen scientists</a>. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:42:09 +0000 Sarah Harris 29902 at http://wrvo.org Roadkill + technology = new app to track wildlife The Sight Of Road Kill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture http://wrvo.org/post/sight-road-kill-makes-pretty-data-rich-picture Wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau is making a habit of tracking down roadkill. She actually seeks it out, hunting for clues about larger ecological trends. Garneau records it all on a free smartphone app, <a href="http://epicollectserver.appspot.com/project.html?name=RoadkillGarneau">EpiCollect</a>.<p>Standing by the side of the road in upstate New York, phone in hand, Garneau peers down at a dead, bloody and smelly skunk.<p>She takes a picture of the carcass and opens the app to input data, including location, time of day, the road's speed limit and whether the carcass has been scavenged. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:58:00 +0000 editor 29949 at http://wrvo.org The Sight Of Road Kill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture