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Transforming the utility of camera traps for conservation research

Feb. 22, 2024
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Many people are aware that camera traps have transformed wildlife research for Whitetail Deer and other large mammals. But what about ectotherms and the vast number of smaller species that aren't usually captured in traditional camera trap studies? 

Researchers at The Ohio State University, including Greg Lipps, who will be presenting at this year's Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference are leading the way to refine the AHDriFT system that provides extremely valuable data for research, conservation, and management of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.

Lipps will join other wildlife and natural resource professionals from across the state on March 14 as a featured presenter to discuss, "Constructing Conservation Cameras: AHDriFT Camera Trap Success and Future Potential." 

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Greg Lipps serves as the Coordinator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation in the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, a long-term relationship between Ohio State and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. and was awarded the 2023 Commitment to Conservation Award by The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. 

View the Agenda for the 2024 Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference Building Towards a Better Future