Bioinsight members among the authors of the recently published scientific article about Camera-trapping
It was recently published on Wildlife Research an article about Camera-trapping as a methodology to assess the persistence of wildlife carcasses resulting from collisions with human-made structures.
Camera-trapping has been used in a large number of ecological studies. In this study, we use this methodology to assess the persistence of wildlife carcasses resulting from collisions with human-made structures. Carcass-persistence time was influenced by the scavenger guild and by exposure to rain. Camera traps allowed us to record the exact removal time, reducing the number of visits to the study site about five times. It is important to undertake site-specific carcass-removal trials in order to identify the factors that affect carcass-persistence. When choosing camera-trapping, the main aspect to evaluate is the balance between the investment in equipment purchase and the cost savings through reduced displacement costs.