Projects

VWL began working with eMammal for their "Urban to Wild" camera trapping research project (click here to learn more). Virginia’s forest fragments are mostly privately owned, so the eMammal team, consisting of researchers from the Smithsonian, North Carolina State University, and University of Missouri, partnered with VWL to detect mammals on select VWL network properties. VWL citizen scientists placed camera traps in large and small forest patches along an urbanization gradient (wild, exurban, suburban, and urban). Cameras are deployed at each survey location (including forest fragments and in old fields) for three weeks between May and November. After three weeks, the cameras are retrieved, wildlife photos are identified, and the images and metadata are uploaded into the eMammal digital repository. The data from this effort will support research working to understand how wildlife are impacted by land use.

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Virginia Working Landscapes is a contributor to this project. 


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