Winter Field Surveys
Over the past two months our team has surveyed our four field sites. Utilizing a camera mounted to a transect line, we collected digital photographs covering 8 x 35 m plots across the elevation gradient of the coast. Utilizing photo processing software, we are now working to convert these images into highly spatially accurate 3D models of the rocky intertidal. We will utilize these models to examine the physical and ecological structure of the rocky intertidal community. This approach is a novel look at the structure of the rocky intertidal on an ecologically relevant scale.
Check out these photos of our recent surveys!