Randy Creaser, a graduate student working with Liz Flaherty, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management, is collaborating with Polar Bears International (PBI). This research consists of developing noninvasive methods to monitor the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population using photography. These methods will allow scientists to document trends in the population along with providing estimates of body condition. The ultimate goal of this project is to further develop a citizen science project that will allow the public to submit and measure their bear and wildlife photos using our methods. Watch the video to learn more about the program. You can learn what other graduate students are doing by visiting their profile pages or attending their events on campus.
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