Joey’s thesis focuses on the use of cameras as a means to assess occupancy patterns of a number of species that constitute prey items for lynx and other important meso-carnivores. Using the photo-database from a landscape array of wildlife cameras, coupled with LIDAR forest inventory information, Joey will look for predictable variables for red squirrels, flying squirrels, snowshoe hares and grouse. As a side project, he will test how the occupancy pattern detected for red squirrels correlates (or does not correlate) with that of flying squirrels.
Joey is conducting his work through the support of the John Prince Research Forest near Fort St. James, BC. Dexter Hodder, Research Director for JPRF, is co-supervisor on Joey’s thesis.