Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The do’s and don’ts of monitoring many wildlife species at once

(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A new analysis of 92 studies from 27 countries conducted by ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that many recent multi-species studies of wildlife communities often incorrectly use the analytical tools and methods available. Technology such as trail cameras and drones have 'revolutionized wildlife monitoring studies' in recent years, says organismic and evolutionary biology doctoral student Kadambari Devarajan, who led the study, 'but if not properly used in well-designed research, they will compromise the reliability of the results obtained.'