Tag: detection dogs

April 10, 2020

JWM: Sniffing out bird and bat mortalities at turbines

Detecting wildlife deaths at wind turbines isn’t an easy job. Researcher Shawn Smallwood had been at it for 20 years, and he felt humans missed so many carcasses, detection dogs...

September 6, 2018

WSB: What’s the best way to detect martens?

Collecting distribution information for elusive species can be a challenge, but researchers wanted to find the best, most cost-effective way to do so. In a case study published in the...

February 8, 2017

Sniffing out shrubs’ significance for endangered lizards

Endemic to California’s San Joaquin Valley, the blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila) has been fighting extinction for the last half-century. With a little assistance from a team of scat-sniffing canines,...