Assmann JJ, JT Kerby, AC Cunliffe, IH Myers-Smith. Vegetation monitoring using multispectral sensors – best practices and lessons learned from high latitudes. In review at JUAVS (submitted 31 May 2018; juvs-2018-0018).
High Latitude UAV Publications (send us a formatted reference with link and we will add it!):
Ratcliffe, N., Guihen, D., Robst, J., Crofts, S., Stanworth, A., Enderlein, P. (2015) A protocol for the aerial survey of penguin colonies using UAVs. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 2015, 3(3): 95-101, 10.1139/juvs-2015-0006
General UAV Conservation and Ecology publications (see also ConservationDrones.org)
Crutsinger, Gregory M., Jason Short, and Roger Sollenberger. 2016. The future of UAVs in ecology: an insider perspective from the Silicon Valley drone industry. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 161-168.
Christie, Katherine S., et al. 2016. Unmanned aircraft systems in wildlife research: current and future applications of a transformative technology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14.5: 241-251.
Chen, Yuxin, Hiroaki Shioi, Cesar Fuentes Montesinos, Lian Pin Koh, Serge Wich, and Andreas Krause. 2014. Active detection via adaptive submodularity. Proceedings of The 31st International Conference on Machine Learning.
Gaveau, David LA, Mohammad A Salim, Kristell Hergoualc’h, Bruno Locatelli, Sean Sloan, Martin Wooster, Miriam E Marlier, Elis Molidena, Husna Yaen, and Ruth DeFries. 2014. Major atmospheric emissions from peat fires in Southeast Asia during non-drought years: evidence from the 2013 Sumatran fires. Scientific reports 4.
Whitehead, Ken, Chris H. Hugenholtz, Stephen Myshak, Owen Brown, Adam LeClair, Aaron Tamminga, Thomas E. Barchyn, Brian Moorman, and Brett Eaton. 2014. Remote sensing of the environment with small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), part 2: scientific and commercial applications. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 02 (03):86-102.
Nilssen, Kjell Tormod, Rune Storvold, Daniel Stødle, Stian André Solbø, Kjell-Sture Johansen, Michael Poltermann, and Tore Haug. 2014. Testing UAVs to perform aerial photo-graphic survey of harp and hooded seals in the West Ice area.
Paneque-Gálvez, Jaime, Michael K McCall, Brian M Napoletano, Serge A Wich, and Lian Pin Koh. 2014. Small drones for community-based forest monitoring: An assessment of their feasibility and potential in tropical areas. Forests 5 (6):1481-1507.
Peter, Klaus Daniel, Sebastian d’Oleire-Oltmanns, Johannes B Ries, Irene Marzolff, and Ali Ait Hssaine. 2014. Soil erosion in gully catchments affected by land-levelling measures in the Souss Basin, Morocco, analysed by rainfall simulation and UAV remote sensing data. Catena 113:24-40.
Santos, Gilberto Antonio Marcon dos, Zachary Barnes, Eric Lo, Bryan Ritoper, Lauren Nishizaki, Xavier Tejeda, Alex Ke, Han Lin, Curt Schurgers, and Albert Lin. 2014. Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System for Wildlife Radio Collar Tracking. IEEE 11th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS).
Whitehead, Ken, and Chris H Hugenholtz. 2014. Remote sensing of the environment with small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), part 1: a review of progress and challenges 1. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 2 (3):69-85.
Leonardo, Miguel, Austin M Jensen, Calvin Coopmans, Mac McKee, and YangQuan Chen. 2013. A miniature wildlife tracking UAV payload system using acoustic biotelemetry. ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
Getzin, Stephan, Kerstin Wiegand, and Ingo Schöning. 2012. Assessing biodiversity in forests using very high‐resolution images and unmanned aerial vehicles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3 (2):397-404.
Rodríguez-Canosa, Gonzalo R, Stephen Thomas, Jaime del Cerro, Antonio Barrientos, and Bruce MacDonald. 2012. A real-time method to detect and track moving objects (DATMO) from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using a single camera. Remote Sensing 4 (4):1090-1111.
Rodríguez, Airam, Juan J Negro, Mara Mulero, Carlos Rodríguez, Jesús Hernández-Pliego, and Javier Bustamante. 2012. The eye in the sky: combined use of unmanned aerial systems and GPS data loggers for ecological research and conservation of small birds. PloS one 7 (12):e50336.
Sardà-Palomera, F. , Gerard Bota, Carlos Vinolo, Oriol Pallares, Victor Sazatornil, Lluis Brotons, Spartacus Gomariz, and Francesc Sarda. 2012. Fine‐scale bird monitoring from light unmanned aircraft systems. Ibis 154 (1):177-183.
Watts, Adam C, Vincent G Ambrosia, and Everett A Hinkley. 2012. Unmanned aircraft systems in remote sensing and scientific research: Classification and considerations of use. Remote Sensing 4 (6):1671-1692.
Hung, C, M Bryson, and S Sukkarieh. 2011. Vision-based shadow-aided tree crown detection and classification algorithm using imagery from an unmanned airborne vehicle. 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE).
Korner, F, Raphael Speck, AH Goktogan, and Salah Sukkarieh. 2010. Autonomous airborne wildlife tracking using radio signal strength. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
Watts, Adam C, John H Perry, Scot E Smith, Matthew A Burgess, Benjamin E Wilkinson, Zoltan Szantoi, Peter G Ifju, and H Franklin Percival. 2010. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Low‐Altitude Aerial Surveys. The Journal of Wildlife Management 74 (7):1614-1619.
2009 and before
Soriano, P, F Caballero, A Ollero, and Centro Avanzado de Tecnologıas Aeroespaciales. 2009. RF-based particle filter localization for wildlife tracking by using an UAV. On: 40th International Symposium of Robotics, Barcelona, España.
Jones, George Pierce I. V., Leonard G. Pearlstine, and H. Franklin Percival. 2006. An Assessment of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wildlife Research. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34 (3):750-758. doi: 10.2307/3784704.