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2021/2022

6EV314 Population monitoring using radiotracking

Læringsutbytte

Learning outcomes

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:

Knowledge:

Student

  • 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

Skills:

Student

  • 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

General competence:

Student

  • 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

Innhold

Course content

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

Coursework requirements

Oral presentation

Eksamen

Examination

Written scientific report.

Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.