Hot on the Trail- Researchers use radio tags to learn more about species

  • February 1, 2008
  • by Ron Toft

“Ever wondered how scientists keep tabs on creatures as diverse as birds, reptiles, fish and mammals in an effort to shed new light on their often remarkable secret lives? The answer, in many cases, is radio tags, some of which weigh well under a gram.”

Featured in a 2008 Open Skies article, Lotek team (formerly Biotrack Ltd.), explore the many uses of radio tags and telemetry to understand movements of almost any species, almost anywhere. In this article, Brian Cresswell recounts the movement of nightjars and explores applications on red-billed curassows, bats and other small creatures.

For the full article, click here: Hot on the Trail.pdf