aSCR with Stellenbosch and the Measey lab

On the 14th of September I followed Merike, a Master’s student from John Measey’s lab from Stellenbosch university into the field. The reason was to have a look at the aSCR technique, an acoustic monitoring array that can be used to calculate population densities (amongst other things). I saw John Measey present at the World Herpetology Congress on this technique and asked him about it, he kindly invited me to come and have a look at it in action whilst I was visiting South Africa. It was a very interesting and exciting day, apart from the seeing the ASCR field set up we also got to visit the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area. Amazingly one of the most important Cape Flats Sand Fynbos remaining is preserved in the middle of this horse race track.

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