Charlie McMurray is working with recognition software for non-invasive identification of individual animals. Using a captive population, she demonstrated the software to be an efficient and reliable option for application to the wild Costa Rican lemur frog population. Here, it can aid estimation of the population size.
Charlie’s background using the recognition software began with a wild natterjack toad population during an internship with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Following this, she showed its effectiveness with lesser spotted catsharks and nursehounds at the University of Manchester. Such work shows promising developments in the use of non-invasive identification techniques in research.