Juneau Nature

Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

Juneau Nature - Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

TOOLS

Tools & skills: documentation, analysis, & dissemination

In March, 2015, I gave a banquet presentation to the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Afterwards, I archived it as a narrated proshow document, posted to vimeo. Because it spans most of the topics covered in this Tools section of juneaunature, let’s use it to launch the whole shebang. It’s 31 minutes long, so you’d probably be better off kicking back on the couch with your tablet than sitting here at your keyboard.

Focus & breadth: science and natural history in Southeast Alaska from Richard Carstensen on Vimeo.

Topics in this Tools section:

GIS  The 21st-century cartographer

Field navigation skills  Bushwacking, map-&-compass, GPS

Ground-truthing  Documenting habitat

Field sketching  Art as portal into nature

Drone photography  Low-elevation movies and stills

Field photography  Capturing your visions

Stereo photography Paired images for 3D

Repeat photography  Detecting change

Tracking  Footshapes, gaits, forage sign, nests & beds

Journaling & blogging  The 21st-century naturalist