Forrester new project coordinator for eMammal with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
I recently landed a 3-year post-doc position with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as the project coordinator for eMammal, a large-scale NSF- funded citizen science project using volunteers and remote cameras. eMammal is a further development of SI Wild, an existing project that has pooled camera-trapping images from all over the world and will soon be expanded to allow volunteers on our project to upload data, and then expanded again to allow visitors to analyze and visualize data.
This project has the potential to be very big and is just what I was hoping that I could do after graduate school. I get to combine conservation science, working with volunteers, and getting people excited about nature!