For my stay abroad I had to come to CENS at UCLA. The advances related to novel methods for collecting and analyzing ecological data is synchronized with what I have been doing for the past couple of years. I arrived a couple of weeks ago and after a short vacation, I have started to work alongside Eric Graham.
He has a series of scripts that he is using to analyze image data from various projects related to CENS. I have taken a look at the scripts and am currently in the process of understanding them. Though they are no longer available through github, you can find more up to date imaging code related to ecology here, here, here and here. You can also look at my EcoIS and EcoIP projects for further reference on the work done in UCLA.
I have analyzed about 20% of what he has and see that he is doing what I have been trying to do all along (segment an image based on other images to elucidate additional data, like number of flowers). I’m not yet sure how successful these scripts are with the data he has nor am I sure if they can be used with the images we have from Zackenberg. Time will tell :)
I’m excited to be here and plan to take advantage of my stay in all respects :)