What is Wildtrax

The latest techniques & technology for biological monitoring

WildTrax is a platform for archiving, processing, and sharing biological sensor data. It provides the latest techniques and technology to organizations and individuals interested in using sensors for biological monitoring.

WildTrax is an online network for storing, managing, processing, and sharing biological data collected using sensor technology. Effective use of these technologies requires tools and systems for managing large datasets, and also provides opportunities to address broad-scale questions using novel analytical approaches.

WildTrax is a partnership

The platform is a collabortation between the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) and the >Bioacoustic Unit.

About the ABMI

The ABMI is a value-neutral, non-profit scientific organization that tracks changes in Alberta's wildlife and habitats from border to border to provide ongoing, relevant, and scientifically credible information on Alberta's living resources.

We are a global leader in biodiversity monitoring, delivering one of the largest, most comprehensive biodiversity monitoring programs in the world. ABMI data are regularly used by academia, government, industry, non-governmental-organizations, and the general public, for a variety of purposes from land-use planning to policy development to simple curiosity.

Learn more at abmi.ca

About the Bioacoustic Unit

The Bioacoustic Unit is a collaboration between the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and the Bayne Lab at the University of Alberta. We are a leader in the application of wildlife acoustic data to environmental management and research needs.

We will assist you in collecting audio data, analyzing the recordings, and reporting the results. Our team is actively engaged in research to enhance our methodologies and better understand our natural acoustic environment. We develop tools, protocols and recommendations on the best practices for using acoustic technology for monitoring programs across the country.

Learn more at bioacoustic.abmi.ca

Meet the Team

WildTrax is a collaboration of monitoring, research, and land management groups. Participants in WildTrax include government, industry, and non-government organizations who are committed to a world-class system for integrating datasets across scales and projects to maximize the value of data.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Dr. Erin Bayne

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI Application Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Regina, and his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. His current and previous work experiences include Research Crew Leader for the Canadian Wildlife Service, post-doctoral researcher for Environment Canada, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Currently, Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Interested or want to participate?

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