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David Ed Edwards

David Ed Edwards
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Bachelor of Arts
MRes in Computer Science in progress - Approaches to digitising wildlife through videogame technologies.

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Introduction
I am a VFX Product Manager with extensive experience in visual design and wide-ranging interests spanning interactive digital environments, marine wildlife, user experience, commercial development and scientific research. I am primarily interested in wildlife digitisation. My current focus is on approaches to morphometric collection through close range photogrammetry, and real-time behavioural simulation using Unreal Engine.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - July 2021
Staffordshire University
Position
  • Technical Specialist for Visualiation and Simulation
Description
  • My role at Staffordshire University became further specialised following significant investment into its digitisation facilities. As the dedicated Technical Specialist for Visualisation and Simulation, my responsibilities included the development of learning materials and undertaking both commercial and research projects related to laser scanning, structured light scanning, Lidar, 3D photogrammetry and motion capture.
August 2016 - July 2018
Staffordshire University
Position
  • Technical Specialist for Games and Visual Effects
Description
  • I helped students destined for greatness in digital entertainment industries. I did so through technical instruction, developing specialist equipment and on the odd occasion, a soft, stern voice, advising that yes - they really should back things up.
Education
September 2020 - May 2022
Staffordshire University
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 2003 - May 2006
Staffordshire University
Field of study
  • Multimedia Graphics

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Publications (9)
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Predation is a primary selection pressure contributing to both the morphological and behavioral adaptations of organisms (Brodie 1983, Lima and Dill 1990). However, studying the anti‐predator behaviors of aquatic taxa such as sea turtles is currently limited by the difficulty of observing the natural behaviors of free‐ranging individuals at sea (He...
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Results from this study of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias include measurements obtained using a novel photographic method that reveal significant differences between the sexes in the relationship between tooth cuspidity and shark total length, and a novel ontogenetic change in male tooth shape. Males exhibit broader upper first teeth and in...
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Sharks and rays are among the most important of marine megafauna as they are ecologically vital predators. However, most species are threatened and over exploited. Identifying core-habitats and movement patterns within aggregation areas is critical for conservation and management efforts. White sharks are threatened globally and considered at risk...
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Original source: www.sharkwatchsa.com/projects/great-white-habitat
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Originally published on http://www.sharkwatchsa.com/projects/agents-of-seal/
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South Africa is reputed to host the world’s largest remaining population of white sharks, yet no studies have accurately determined a population estimate based on mark-recapture of live individuals. We used dorsal fin photographs (fin IDs) to identify white sharks in Gansbaai, South Africa, from January 2007 – December 2011. We used the computer pr...
Data
Study shark ‘Demon’, demonstrating signficant change in the lower three quarters of the trailing edge. Despite having a large injury to the trailing ege of the dorsal fin, the fin identification can still be matched by using the shape of the leading edge and the top quarter of the fin. (TIF)

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