The survey of the water buffalo populations in Thale Noi, Phatthalung Thailand

Student(s):Miss Jirapinya Puttasawat and Miss Jirasutha Watchirasirikul
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
Contributors:Paphayompittayokom School Phatthalung, Thailand. Associate Professor Dr. Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Associate Professor Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee and Mrs. Anantanit Chumsri
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Land Cover Classification
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Date Submitted:03/01/2018

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We selected 5 sites in Thale Noi, Patthalung province in Thailand. Each site was 50-90 m apart from another. We flied drones 90 m high from the ground to take pictures of the buffalo populations in each site. We identified the males, females and calves of each population and identified their colors.
The result show that the highest numbers of buffaloes were found in site 4, and lowest numbers of buffaloes were found in site 1 (Figure 5) because site 1 is far from the city and very few people live in there. On the other hand, site 4 is near to the city, and many people culture buffaloes. In all sites, males were more than females and calves (Figure 6) because people prefer to culture more male buffaloes than females and calves, as they can sell them. Male buffaloes have more demand than females and calves. In most of the sites, white buffaloes were more than black buffaloes, only in site 5, opposite result was observed


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What other types of research could you support using drone technology? How could you use drones to look at environmental factors or collect GLOBE data? What does your research mean for the community (does the presence of water buffalo impact the environment)?

Posted on 3/23/18 3:02 AM.