University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences associate professor Laura R. Prugh is a co-author of a paper that used NASA satellite data to study the movement of wildlife.
The paper, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, looks at the issue of poor snow data in the Arctic and asks government agencies and other scientists to help make improvements so wildlife and its management can be better studied
The data used in the study was collected from NASA satellite tools, which helped the authors determine that Dall sheep prefer areas with low snow cover. But more specific information is needed to help wildlife scientists study animal behavior and how species are adapting to climate change.
Read more about the study on the University of Maryland’s website.