Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory
Chris provides programming (mainly Perl/R and C/C++ in a Unix/Mac/Embedded environment) and electronics development functions to SML, including UAS and LiDAR technologies.
I left university in 1987 to become an electronics engineer in commercial pre-press imaging. I then progressed into embedded software, with some Unix application development, before moving to a networking company and continuing into PC and Linux device drivers including application software development using C, Perl and C++.
I joined the RVC in 2012, and have enjoyed developing software (in Perl/R) for the LOCATE project. My code is extensively for data exploration and visualisation purposes, as well as various functions for supporting our Okavango aerial survey. I have also developed embedded C/C++ code for APM and DJI UAVs, a 3 axis gimbal control system based on DJI's onboard SDK, synchronisation and transfer technologies for a surveillance forceplate system, as well as a geo-oriented, 8 channel high sample rate flow sensing logger.
Neil R Jordan; Christopher Buse; Alan M Wilson; Krystyna A Golabek; Peter J Apps; John C Lowe; Leanne K Van der Weyde; J Weldon McNutt. Dynamics of direct inter-pack encounters in endangered African wild dogs
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Springer) Published 27/06/2017
Harvey, R. J., Roskilly, K., Buse, C., Evans, H. K., Hubel, T. Y. and Wilson, A. M. (2016). Determining position, velocity and acceleration of free-ranging animals with a low-cost unmanned aerial system.
Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 2687-2692 (doi:10.1242/jeb.139022) Published 2016
Professor Alan Wilson leads a team of researchers in the southern African savannah to identify how speed, manoeuvring and habitat impact the hunting and evasion practices of carnivores and their prey.