Wednesday, 4 March 2009
If all goes well I will be doing my dissertation on creating habitat suitability maps for the Magellanic Woodpekcer in Karukinka National park, Patagonia. This species of woodpeck is endangered and is a bioindicator for non-disturbed enviroments due to its sensitivity. It is also a keystone species for the Patagonian ecosystem.
The aim of the project is to use remotely sensed satellite data along with other environmental variables to create habitat suitability maps for the species. This will indicate areas where the woodpecker is likely to be found so field ecologists can save resources searching vast areas for species presence.