Updated: Apr 13
🗒 ️ Notes from the field
Sentinel AI to identify individual lowland gorillas in the Republic of the Congo. Automatic identification sheds light on the complex social networks formed by this endangered species and will help us understand how to help protect it. Sentinel was recently recognized as a finalist for AI for the Planet.
a new paper published in Applications in Plant Sciences about using a type of focused ultrasound to improve DNA extraction from leaves. We envision this technology being integrated into the NABIT in the future toprevent illegal timber trafficking.
📚 What we're learning Update to ‘An assessment of the risks and impacts of seabed mining on marine ecosystems’, 2023 | This recent report published by Fauna & Flora International covers the risks of deep-seabed mining. It highlights the extensive and irreversible negative impacts on sea biodiversity and calls for avoiding this practice. - Maria Ferndanda An Immense World by Ed Yong, 2022 | This book provides such a new and interesting look at the various senses that animals have and how we often anthropomorphize them because they are too complex for us to understand. Fascinating stuff! - Taylor Save the Whitebark Pine, 2023 | If you go for a hike out West, you’ve probably seen a dead whitebark pine (or more likely ten thousand of them). This video gives a good review on what’s killing them and what people are doing about it. - Liam
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