Canada

From May 2013 till August 2013 I was field technician in a project from the University of Alberta. This research was based on camera trapping of Grizzly bears in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This research was done by the PhD student Andrew Ladle (supervised by Dr. Mark Boyce, close cooperation with FRI (Foothills Research Institute).

Thanks to the camera crew from “Let’s Go Outdoors” I have a great piece of memory from this unforgettable trip to Canada. (YouTube: Grizzlies in the Rockies)

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Sam Puls and the black bears

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Let's Go Outdoors

7. Let’s Go Outdoors: Grizzlies in the Rockies

YouTube link to documentary Just as an end of my blog about Canada, here is the youtube link of the little documentary they have made about the research we were doing there:Let’s Go Outdoors – Grizzlies in the Rockieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB_IP0EPz1Y Want to read more about Canada Other blog articles from my adventure in 2013:
1. First fieldwork position – Canada – Start
2. Edmonton
3. First Grizzly, Northern Lights, and so much more…
4. Bear …
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Me & Black bear family

6. Canada 2013 update: past month

Heavy rains In the end of June, we had a couple of days almost non-stop raining… In our study area, it was not as bad as the stuff happened in Calgary, but we had some wash outs as well. We couldn’t access a part of our study area because a part of the road was just gone due to the power of the river and a bit further a bridge …
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Cameratrap stories

5. Cameratrap stories, Jasper National Park, accommodation

update Hi there, Time for another update of my adventures in Canada, this time a bit more about the camera trapping itself. During the project we place camera traps at random locations and half of them we move every 20 days, so we started rotating some of the cameras and could have a look at some nice pictures. A day of cameratrap stories & a wolf sighting One day was …
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bear encounter

4. Bear encounter & almost famous

Grizzly encounter I ‘ve been in Canada for over a month now, during a lot of my walks to put out cameras I came across bear tracks (in the mud, in the snow…). Up until yesterday, I just had seen Grizzlies from the car, but yesterday we came face to face with a grizzly bear during one of our hikes. We just had put out a camera and we were …
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first grizzly bear

3. First Grizzly, Northern Lights, and so much more…

Study Area First of all, after this one day of 30°C, the temperature dropped in Edmonton as well to about 20°C. About a week ago I left Edmonton for the real fieldwork. We moved to a cabin near Cadomin, east side of the Rocky Mountains, next to Jasper National Park.The biggest town around is Hinton. There is a lot of mining in the area and the herbivores like to graze …
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edmonton-CA

2. Edmonton

Equipment & field site The last few days I have spent in Edmonton. I was preparing some field equipment (cleaning camera traps, testing bear collars, checking SD cards) and getting in though with interesting people…We had a quick visit to the field site and check the cabin we will be sleeping in for at least some weeks. I already saw a lot of birds and mammals.
Near the study site, we …
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Canada-start

1. First fieldwork position – Canada – Start

Hello,I started this blog because I’ll go to Canada this summer (2013) to join a research project on Grizzly bears as a field technician of UBC (University of British Colombia, Canada). I’ll leave the 1st of May, for at least 3 months.
I’ll try to put some updates on this blog, although I just have internet access once a week.
So, that’s about it for now.Read more about me and …
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