Code for Thought

Drones and Ecology

June 28, 2022 RSE
Code for Thought
Drones and Ecology
Show Notes

Meet Isla Myers-Smith from the University of Edinburgh, who describes herself as a global change ecologist. Her work focuses on tundra ecosystems. 
To measure changes in plants - shrubs in this case - the team collects data on the ground as well as from drones and satellite data. That involves quite a lot of effort and requires technical skills. Skills that Uni courses in ecology (and other fields) typically don't prepare you for. 
Being largely self-taught, Isla made it her mission to help other early career researchers ramp up skills they will need in their future career.
Today, Isla is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and she and her colleagues manage a drone network called HiLDEN. 

Here are a few links:

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