Mapping remote seascapes with Copernicus Sentinel Satellite data

By Aurélie Shapiro – Senior Remote Sensing Specialist, WWF-Germany Accompanying the article: “Cloud-native Seascape Mapping of Mozambique’s Quirimbas National Park with Sentinel-2” The coral reefs and associated seascapes of norther Mozambique are some of the most resilient, intact in the world, part of a global portfolio of 50 important reefs. Alas, in the time of…

Special issue: Ecoacoustics and Biodiversity Monitoring

by Dan Stowell, Queen Mary University of London, UK & Jérôme Sueur, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France Can monitoring sounds help us to meet the world’s biodiversity targets? Nature sound recordings have been collected for over a hundred years, with an exponential increase since the 1950s. Most such recordings were taken…

Using a fixed-wing, water-landing UAV to classify tropical marine habitats

by Sophia L. Ellis Accompanying the paper: Influence of altitude on tropical marine habitat classification using imagery from fixed‐wing, water‐landing UAV s Tropical marine habitats within a seascape form some of the most productive ecosystems in the coastal zone. They provide important ecosystem services and are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Fine-scale monitoring of these…

From Presence-Absence to Abundance: Application of the Occupancy Framework to Estimate Abundance

By Tim O’Brien This blog is an accompaniment to the paper: Camera trapping reveals trends in forest duiker populations in African National Parks. Read the full paper here Presence-absence surveys (more properly detection-nondetection surveys) and occupancy surveys, are often used as indicators of the health of wildlife population. Occupancy surveys use a replicated sampling design where…