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The Tree Tops Park BioBlitz completed with great success this Saturday. We had over 20 people show up to help us document the species in this park. We logged almost 300 observation of 140 species. This was a tremendous success and we hope to take what we learned this time and translate it to even better BioBlitzes in the future.

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We are conducting our first ever BioBlitz at Tree Tops Park this November. These events allow citizens and experts to come together to count all plants and animals in the park. Join us November 3rd to kick off our inaugural BioBlitz.

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As October ends, so does our latest raccoon trapping session. It did not feel much like Fall, with humidity reaching 95% and temperatures similar to July. However, this does not seem to bother the raccoons…

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All around the world, citizens and researchers are coming together to explore, discover, and learn about biodiversity in their local parks and nature reserves. In these so called BioBlitzes, new species are discovered, undocumented species are found, and families get to enjoy the outside together.

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On August 5th-10th, Simona was at the Ecological Society of America 2018 Annual Meeting, where she presented the latest results from her research on Wood Storks, was involved as a mentor in the SEEDS program, and did a demo on analyzing tracking data at the Data HelpDesk.

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Projects

Raccoons

Research project on raccoon home ranges and ecological flows

Wood Storks

Research project on Wood Stork movement ecology.

Project BioBlitz

BioBlitzes: Citizen-science biodiversity surveys.

R

Development of packages and resources for R.

Seabirds

Navigation of seabirds on the vast ocean, and the role of infrasound

People

Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin is a technician working on the Raccoon project.

Simona Picardi

Simona started her PhD on Wood Stork movement ecology in 2015.

Rocío Joo

Rocío is a postdoctoral associate who started in 2018.

Alexis Bruant

Alexis did his Master thesis on Wood Storks reproductive success in 2017.

David Bucklin

David was the Biological Scientist in the lab from 2015 to 2017.

Balázs Dukai

Balázs worked as a Google Summer of Code student in 2016 and 2017.

Mel Moreno

Mel was an Intern working on creating beautiful maps in 2017.

Valeria Guerrero

Valeria was an intern in charge of updating the Raccoon Ecology Database in 2018.

Recent Talks

Using iNaturalist for the Tree Tops Park BioBlitz
Oct 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Endangered Species of Florida in the Face of Climate Change
Sep 18, 2018 11:00 AM
Raccoons in human-dominated landscapes of North America
Aug 10, 2018 8:30 AM
Partial Migration by a Large Wading Bird in a Highly Unpredictable Environment
Aug 9, 2018 4:40 PM
Metrics for describing dyadic joint movement
Jul 3, 2018 10:00 AM
HMM Workshop
May 31, 2018 9:00 AM

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