May Collaboration in Focus: Wildlife cameras provide valuable data to several research projects at Grimsö

30 April 2024

Wildlife monitoring is an important part of the Grimsö Wildlife Research Station activities. A large part of the monitoring was initiated during the 1970s, but new data series have been added over time and as methods developed. On such method development is the use of wildlife cameras to monitor wildlife activity in the area.  At Grimsö, wildlife cameras are widely used as they provide valuable data, e.g., to estimate population sizes and frequency of animal visits. Several research projects make use of the monitoring cameras, one such example is the collaborative LifePlan project, which here captured an image of a “stretching” squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). 

Photo: Camera Trap

The SITES 2024 Calendar theme is “SITES Collaborations”. SITES aims to promote excellent ecosystem research and high-quality data that support this research. This includes collaborations that increase the number of projects that utilize multiple SITES stations and connect between aquatic and terrestrial processes. Further, SITES aims to strengthen the collaborations with relevant research infrastructures and networks across Sweden and internationally, including data infrastructures and services. Each month during 2024, follow along as we highlight a unique SITES collaboration.