Snapshot Safari: A large-scale collaborative to monitor Africa’s remarkable biodiversity

  • Lain E. Pardo 1.School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa; 2.REHABS, International Research Laboratory, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / University of Lyon 1 / Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2533-6577
  • Sara P. Bombaci Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7734-2381
  • Sarah Huebner College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5682-6467
  • Michael J. Somers 1.Eugène Marais Chair of Wildlife Management, Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; 2.Centre for Invasion Biology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5836-8823
  • Herve Fritz 1.School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa; 2.REHABS, International Research Laboratory, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / University of Lyon 1 / Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa
  • Colleen Downs School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8334-1510
  • Abby Guthmann College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Robyn S. Hetem School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1953-3520
  • Mark Keith Eugène Marais Chair of Wildlife Management, Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7179-9989
  • Aliza le Roux 1.Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa; 2.Afromontane Research Unit, University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9869-2580
  • Nokubonga Mgqatsa Wildlife and Reserve Management Research Group, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4636-5262
  • Craig Packer College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3939-8162
  • Meredith S. Palmer Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1416-1732
  • Daniel M. Parker 1.Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa; 2.School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Mpumalanga, Mbombela, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7555-5674
  • Mike Peel 1.School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; 2.Agricultural Research Council, Animal Production Institute, Rangeland Ecology, Pretoria, South Africa; 3.Applied Behavioural Ecology and Ecosystems Research Unit, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1284-3665
  • Rob Slotow School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • W. Maartin Strauss Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3087-1937
  • Lourens Swanepoel 1.Department of Zoology, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa; 2.African Institute for Conservation Ecology, Makhado, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9955-8076
  • Craig Tambling Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9830-5985
  • Nairobi Tsie Eugène Marais Chair of Wildlife Management, Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1560-5064
  • Mika Vermeulen 1.School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa; 2.REHABS, International Research Laboratory, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / University of Lyon 1 / Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6227-753X
  • Marco Willi School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0041-396X
  • David S. Jachowski 1.School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; 2.Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4598-8334
  • Jan A. Venter 1.School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa; 2.REHABS, International Research Laboratory, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) / University of Lyon 1 / Nelson Mandela University, George, South Africa http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4548-2571
Keywords: citizen science, camera trap, conservation, machine learning, mammals
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2021-01-29
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