Gadgets and Apps for the Field

Gadgets and Apps for the Field (BEG)
Alicia Ihnken, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

Do you rely on paper forms, field guides and/or a GPS while working in the field? Why not let your smartphone do the work for you? With so many gadgets and apps on the market today, it's no easy task to find something that meets all of your needs and your budget. In this presentation, we will cover some low to no-cost gadgets and smartphone applications that users of all ages and capabilities can use to make fieldwork (and data processing) much easier.

Alicia Ihnken, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division
Alicia Ihnken has worked in the Stewardship Unit for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division since May 2011. She provides GIS support (data management, mapping, analysis) for the unit and coordinates the eastern box turtle research project at Fort Custer Recreation Area. Prior to joining the Stewardship Unit, Alicia worked as a desert tortoise biologist in Nevada and California. Alicia has a BS in zoology from Michigan State University and graduate work in conservation biology at Central Michigan University.