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Thermal imaging to assess individual physiological state in wild animals

Project description

A new way to assess physiological state in wild animals

Fitness – the ability of an organism to survive and reproduce – is central to evolutionary biology and conservation ecology. Thermal imaging of body surface temperature has been proposed as a non-invasive means to examine how physiological processes in wild animals are dynamically adjusted to maximise fitness in response to environmental variation. The aim of the EU-funded THERMALIMAGING STATE project is to develop thermal imaging as a powerful new tool to advance our understanding of the links between individual state and fitness in natural environments. This novel technique will be validated in the US and then field-trialled in the EU, guided by the expertise of internationally recognised ecophysiologists at the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 253 052,16
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE NON PROFIT CORPORATION
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Professors Row 20 169
02155 Medford Ma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92