Game changer! Introducing the amazing @SwarovskiOptik dG. This badass piece of Equipment identifies any bird you point it at and immediately gives you the species name to your phone via the #Merlin app. Truly revolutionary! pic.twitter.com/fRrEcLhxZ8 Retweeted by Fiera Biological

Can you tell if this is a White Tail or a Mule Deer? How do you know? #CameraTrapTuesday #AlbertaMammals pic.twitter.com/Eym3OJN9PB Retweeted by Fiera Biological

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Making Sense of Drone Sensors

UAVs, also known as drones, have become a popular tool in many sectors for collecting detailed, high-resolution imagery at local scales. Most users of UAVs rely on the spectral information (the colours) in a scene to classify features or to generate relative indices of plant vigour or health. When applied to a single scene at a single point in time, important insights can be learned from analyzing the spectral information, such as the percent cover of a class of interest, or locations where plant growth is more or less vigorous. However, when there is a need to compare several different scenes, or to compare the same scene over time, more and more users are finding that the spectral information can be somewhat inconsistent or unstable, which severely constrains the type of analysis that can be performed and the inferences that can be made. We highlight some of these issues in our recently published paper in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Cao et al. 2019). In particular, changes in the natural lighting and atmospheric conditions between different flights, or in some cases even during the same flight, introduce uncertainty into the spectral data that is collected, which prevents meaningful and reliable information from being generated. 

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The Fiera Top Five Highlights of 2016

What a great year 2016 was for Fiera Biological. We landed new clients, formed new working relationships, hired new talent, and ventured into new lines of business. Honestly, so much happened in 2016 that there is just too much to report in this blog, so we’re narrowing our focus to the top 5 highlights of 2016.

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