Mission

Our Mission is to protect all animal species and their eco systems. We specialize in Road Ecology, tunnel permeability and migration of amphibians.  Small terrestrial animals of every class (specializing in amphibians) are captured via the Hobbs Active Light Trigger (HALT) camera trap. The HALT is a precision tool designed to help ecologist and researchers capture images of small species for data analysis. It is important to us to protect our natural world. Nature needs our help!

Michael T. Hobbs

Michael Hobbs has a rich history of education accompanied by related occupations. He served in the United States Navy as a Plane Captain operating throughout East Asia onboard the USS Midway, ultimately becoming an aviation electronics technician and settling in Silicon Valley. He received his BSBA and worked in multiple high tech firms. In his capacity he managed assembly lines, test, debug, quality, and order fulfillment, ultimately becoming a new products Operations Manager. He is a full time single parent of a very loving and exceptional son, and having been fortunate enough to travel the world, he has become increasingly concerned about the environment. Wanting to explore environmental concerns and expand his education, he received his M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and is currently working as an independent contractor in the Bay Area.  He has several patents on the HALT trigger, which captures (day/night) images of amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals.

Short CV

Publications

Hobbs, Michael (2019)  Drift Fence Camera Trap. United States Patent No.: US 10,258,029.

Hobbs, Michael (2018)  Tunnel Camera System. United States Patent No.: US 10,015,453.

Hobbs MT, Brehme CS (2017) An improved camera trap for amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, and large invertebrates. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185026. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185026

 

Hobbs, Michael Thomas (2013) Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat. Master's Theses. 4389. 
http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/etd_theses/4389

Presentations

Western Section of The Wildlife Society. 2019 Annual Meeting. Tanaya Lodge at Yosemite, CA.

An Improved Camera Trap for Amphibians, Reptiles, Small Mammals, and Large Invertebrates. Michael T. Hobbs1* and Cheryl S. Brehme2. 1Wildlife Ecologist, Technologist, San Jose, CA, mhobbs2928@gmail.com; 2Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA.

California-Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force January 11-12, 2018.  Auburn, CA.

An Improved Camera Trap for Amphibians, Reptiles, Small Mammals, and Large Invertebrates. Michael T. Hobbs1* and Cheryl S. Brehme2. 1Wildlife Ecologist, Technologist, San Jose, CA, mhobbs2928@gmail.com; 2Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA.

 

2014 ESA Annual Meeting August 10-15, 2014

Sacramento, CA.

Poster presentation: “Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat” (#48057).

 

California-Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force January 8-10, 2014

Pepperdine University, CA.

Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat. Michael Hobbs* and Lynne Trulio. Department of Environmental Studies, San José State University, San José, CA.

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Michael Hobbs

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