National Geographic funded expedition to Moorea, French Polynesia
Just arrived back from our National Geographic funded expedition to Moorea, French Polynesia. Almost three weeks of research with postdoc John Grady and phd student Ash Olson. Using the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Moorea (arguably the best studied ecosystems on Earth) we used remote video to quantify the behavior, movement, and interactions of a diverse range of terrestrial and marine species. This work represents what we think is the first ever effort to quantify how animals, from tiny invertebrates to large vertebrates, move, behave and interact both within and across ecosystems. Thanks to the Gump staff for hosting, and to National Geographic for funding!