Mon November 26, 2012

How to track roadkill on your smartphone (seriously)

Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh.
Sarah Harris NCPR

We’ve all seen or experienced it – unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time - and its remains splatter across the road. But Danielle Garneau, a wildlife ecologist at SUNY Plattsburgh, says the roadkill we’re likely to see on roads this holiday season can teach us a lot.

She’s using a new smartphone app for citizen scientists.

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