A Plattsburgh Assistant Professor has envisioned and created an app for documenting—yes—road kill. Passers-by document the sightings to be geotagged via GPS in order for patterns to be identified—potentially on a global scale.
Danielle Garneau, Assistant Professor in Plattsburgh State College’s Center for Earth and Environmental Science focuses on ecology. Interestingly, mapping road kill fits nicely into her concentration; it provides an opportunity to learn about wildlife and pinpoint migratory patterns, invasive species, predatory patterns and much more.
After Garneau entered the world of smart phones, Garneau said, “I got to thinking as I was playing around with these apps that it would be really neat to have a road kill app so I could document the sightings and findings.”