Migration mapping from road kill
December 14, 2012 3:54 PM   Subscribe

SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Professor, Danielle Garneau uses road kill data collected by her students using a free data collection app to track wildlife migration patterns (WARNING: Some links contain pictures of road kill). via
posted by agatha_magatha (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have never been prouder of my alma mater. At no time have I seen a dead animal on the road and thought to ask if there's an app for that.
posted by dr_dank at 4:32 PM on December 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm kind of surprised at how many squished skunks they've logged. Those are some brave data collectors!
posted by Sys Rq at 4:56 PM on December 14, 2012

This is genius. Really good research.
posted by fshgrl at 5:00 PM on December 14, 2012

My favorite use of road kill for Science! is Diane Kelly's work on erectile tissue using road killed armadillo penises.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:43 PM on December 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

Looks like there is a revised edition to the classic 1987 book Flattened Fauna.
From the intro "This is a book about the animals that, like the Wicked Witch of the East in The Wizard of Oz, are not just merely dead but really most sincerely dead."
posted by Sophont at 8:34 PM on December 14, 2012

Further evidence that as a grad student, the elevator speech for your doctorate is a lot more glamorous than your day-to-day work.
posted by Paper rabies at 12:04 PM on December 16, 2012

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