Weston Roundtable Series - Mary Cablk, Division of Earth & Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute
Detection Dogs: Moving from the "Feel Good" to the "Really Good" for Strong Science
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Many people have dogs, & countless more feel an affection towards them at some level. Canines have been used for detection purposes for as long as they have been partnering with humans. In the past twenty years the use of conservation canines has exploded, & their utility is heralded for applications from basic detection of wildlife scat to poaching applications. We will look at detection dogs for conservation applications, taking a critical look at the most sophisticated sensors available.