A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:
has thorough knowledge of the application, possibilities and limitations of the most commonly used radiotags and biosensors in wildlife research
is acquainted with the procedures and permissons used to apply radiotags to wildlife
knows the most important geographic projections and coordinate systems
can apply triangulation in the field to track VHF-tags
is able to set up and organize databases to store location data
can organize and analyse radiotracking and GPS-data using database and statistics programs
is aware of the animal welfare law applied to wildlife monitored with radiotags
has an in-depth insight into different tracking methods and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods
has some basic understanding of spatial data and their applications in applied ecology
Radiotracking techniques and applications, design of radiotelemetry studies, laws and permits needed, animal welfare, radiotelemetry in practice, triangulation, GPS use and GPS measurement errors, storage and management of spatial data in databases, organisation and visualization of radiotelemetry data in Excel, basic movement analyses.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Teaching and working methods
Lectures, field tests, seminars
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Written scientific report.
Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.