This is a design and engineering project, to develop a 3D printed ‘light box’ for taking pictures of flat objects, such as leaves, in the field. The image would be taken by a mobile phone. The light box would position and illuminate the leaf in ways that create a clean, evenly but obliquely lit image… Read More Hardware: Field imaging boxes
Forest Mapper is an iOS smartphone app that attempts to identify trees from images of the trunk, and stores the identification alongside the location to enable the efficient mapping of forests. The identification comes from a convolutional neural network trained on crowd-sourced images of tree trunks. Some phones — those with appropriate depth sensing —… Read More App: “Forest Mapper”
These are ideas for apps and other computer applications. Mostly they are based around ecology and conservation biology. If any budding app developers find one appealing, get in touch!
Location: California Central Valley, USA. Recent — 2014 This image comes from an anonymous blog written by someone who works in interpretation at Yosemite National Park. It shows a portion of Twenty Hill Hollow. (For other images, visit the blog.) The writer visited this area in late February 2014, mainly to watch birds, and describes… Read More Twenty Hill Hollow
What Nature Should Be Like What Nature Could Be Like The Baselines Project is an attempt to assemble evocative side-by-side depictions of ‘baseline’ and ‘degraded natural’ ecosystems. Acknowledging that ecosystems are never static entities, ‘baseline’ means ‘before significant human impact.’ A ‘degraded natural’ ecosystem is one which is no longer baseline, but which is isn’t… Read More Introducing the Baselines Project
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A smartphone app and backend hosting solution which makes it easy to record audio walking tours for others to listen to. In ‘guide’ mode the app tracks your path using GPS, and along the way you stop and describe what you are seeing. Images and short video clips can also be captured, although audio is… Read More App: “Tour Guide”
We invite you to join our call for NJIT to make addressing the current environmental and climate crisis an urgent, institution-wide priority. You can read and sign it here. Anyone affiliated with NJIT — students, faculty, instructors, staff — can sign.
September 20-27, 2019 was a week of global climate activism, and also “Environment Week” at NJIT. Hop on over to its dedicated page to see what went on.
Core lab personnel PI: Gareth Russell Gareth Russell is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT. He started at NJIT in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences — a time before there even was a Department of Biological Sciences! From 2014 to 2020… Read More Who we are