Entry for:150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research
1. Please provide a brief summary of your video and research.
In 2015 and 2016, over 200 pet cats in the Wellington region were tracked via Global Positioning System (GPS) units and their movements mapped on www.cattracker.nz. This large-scale Citizen Science project also collected copious amounts of information regarding cats and public attitudes towards them and their management. This project aimed to help better understand the cats’ home range, how much time they spend in different kinds of habitat, and how owners can manage pet cats to reduce their impact on wildlife.
2. Do you have a video hashtag for sharing via twitter?
I study invasive species (specifically pets that may become pests) and Citizen Science (engaging with the public to collect and analyse data). In my current role I am able to intertwine these two ...