July 25, 2017


STUDENT RESEARCH – Explore graduate/undergraduate projects through blog posts, reports, and maps…read more


BirdResearch2 AVES • Much of the Ucross Ranch is open rangeland with little more than grasses and sagebrush. While this terrain might appear devoid of animal life, the Ranch harbors a wealth of bird species. In our avian research program, we are using custom-built acoustic monitoring units to record ambient noise at certain locations at certain times of day and night. UHPSI researchers are then extracting bird calls and songs from the sound files, and converting the records of bird presence and absence into geographic datasets. In time, we will develop species distribution maps and phenological templates for the more vocal species on the Ranch. Read more…>>