Tiffany Christian on City-Friendly Animal SpeciesCapture mark recaptures let's us track population growth in coyotes, butterflies, local birds, & more!
Our last episode featuring Statistician-in-Residence Tiffany Christian (at least for now), dives into sampling methods. How can we track animal populations, especially those who share our urban environment with us? Ecologists and statisticians have found methods to track everything from coyotes to Canadian geese and can see how their populations are changing over time.
Find our transcript here: LINK
Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:
Video explaining the statistics of capture mark recapture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240806aPHVg
Collection of examples using capture mark recapture: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eesc/science/capture-mark-recapture-science?qt-science_center_objects=0
Urban coyote research: https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/coyote-info/basics-studying-coyotes
Smithsonian story about pack rat research: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/archaeological-treasures-hidden-rat-nests-180973544/
Follow Tiffany Christian: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-christian-733137b5/
This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.
Music by Blue Dot Sessions.
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is funded by NSF grant DMS-1929348.