Tag: thermal imaging

Episode 48: Sweden’s Avian Renaissance Man—Conversations with Professor Jan-Ake Nilsson

There are many ways to study life strategies of small passerines. Professor Jan-Ake Nilsson of the University of Lund sat down with us to talk about his studies, and the fantastic little birds that he has worked with.

A Look Back At A Transformative 2015

  2015 has been a transformative year for Naturally Speaking. In January we added blog posts to our already popular podcast and grew from an average of seven annual posts to regular alternating weekly blog and podcast posts that together received more than 13,000 views from over 100 countries! This is an incredible accomplishment that reflects the enthusiasm and support […]

Stress is cool: The Movie

Stress is cool: The Movie Stress is cool! Earlier this year we brought you a blog post by Dr Ruedi Nager on how to measure animal stress remotely using thermal imaging, and long listening Naturally Speakers may remember our 2012 podcast with Dr Dominic McCafferty. However, our friends at theGIST thought this distinctly visual research deserved a more visual medium […]

Stress is cool

How do we know if an animal is stressed? This unpleasant state is not reserved for humans, and if possible we would like to minimise the stress experienced by the animals around us. Traditionally, we have relied on measuring hormones in the blood to know if an animal is in a stressful state, but this invasive procedure has a flaw […]

Episode 3 – Focus on Research: Baby Bunnies and Juvenile Salmon

In this episode James Buckley and Shaun Killen chat with Institute researchers Dominic McCafferty and Donald Reid. Dominic tells us about how he’s used thermal imaging to see how baby rabbits – which are born completely without fur – are able to help keep themselves warm by huddling together. Donald then talks about how, for juvenile salmon, habitat complexity and unpredictable food sources […]

Bunnies Keeping Warm

A very cool (pun intended) thermal image of rabbit babies huddling for warmth. You can hear Dominic McCafferty chat about this project in an upcoming episode, which will hopefully come out within the next couple weeks!