Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/607055
Title:
Radiotelemetry for Research on Large Land Mammals
Author:
Buechner, H. K.
Affiliation:
Smithsonian Institution
Issue Date:
1971-09
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The use of radiotelemetry for simultaneously monitoring physiological and environmental parameters, while an animal is being tracked in its natural ecosystem, provides new opportunities for increasing our knowledge about the larger land mammals by the acquisition of new information on their migratory movements, social behavior, bioenergetics, and physiological processes such as thermoregulation and water balance. The perfection of satellite tracking and monitoring systems specifically designed for wild animals, such as caribou and elephants, in remote areas of the Earth is feasible; and such systems hold considerable promise in providing access to information that has been exceptionally difficult to obtain in the past. Challenges in the development of practical radiotelemetry systems include: light-weight, long-lasting sources of power; developing systems that require little power; increasing the variety of implantable physiological sensors; improving the resolution of locations (to 100 m or less) for tracking an animal by satellite; improvement of antennas for greater efficiency in transmissions without interfering with the animal's activities; and interfacing implanted sensor-transmitters with long-range transmitters on the animal's surface. The perfection of systems for attachment of instrument packages to polar bears, elephants, and other wild animals is also demanding.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleRadiotelemetry for Research on Large Land Mammalsen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuechner, H. K.en
dc.contributor.departmentSmithsonian Institutionen
dc.date.issued1971-09en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe use of radiotelemetry for simultaneously monitoring physiological and environmental parameters, while an animal is being tracked in its natural ecosystem, provides new opportunities for increasing our knowledge about the larger land mammals by the acquisition of new information on their migratory movements, social behavior, bioenergetics, and physiological processes such as thermoregulation and water balance. The perfection of satellite tracking and monitoring systems specifically designed for wild animals, such as caribou and elephants, in remote areas of the Earth is feasible; and such systems hold considerable promise in providing access to information that has been exceptionally difficult to obtain in the past. Challenges in the development of practical radiotelemetry systems include: light-weight, long-lasting sources of power; developing systems that require little power; increasing the variety of implantable physiological sensors; improving the resolution of locations (to 100 m or less) for tracking an animal by satellite; improvement of antennas for greater efficiency in transmissions without interfering with the animal's activities; and interfacing implanted sensor-transmitters with long-range transmitters on the animal's surface. The perfection of systems for attachment of instrument packages to polar bears, elephants, and other wild animals is also demanding.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/607055en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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