Humans versus dogs ; a comparison of methods for the detection of bumble bee nests

@inproceedings{OConnor2012HumansVD,
  title={Humans versus dogs ; a comparison of methods for the detection of bumble bee nests},
  author={Steph O’Connor and K. J. Park and Dave Goulson},
  year={2012}
}
This study investigates alternative approaches to locating bumble bee nests for scientific research. We present results from three trials designed to assess: 1. The comparative efficiency of two detection dogs; 2. The ability of a dog to locate nests when carrying out repeat searches of agricultural habitats through the season; 3. The efficiency of a dog compared with human volunteers at finding nests in woodland, with the human volunteers using two methods: ‘fixed searches’ and ‘free searches… CONTINUE READING

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