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Automatic recording of foraging behaviour as a tool for habitat and species conservation

Objective

The proposal addresses the effect of free ranging herbivores on plant biodiversity The aim is to develop an animal mounted camera and intelligent sensing system to record the nature and quantity of food plants ingested by free ranging herbivores. The objectives are to:
(i) monitor herbivore grazing activity
(ii) provide information about the impact of herbivores on plant biodiversity
(iii) make temporal and spatial measurements of foraging activity(iv) provide insights into reproductive and social behaviour, territoriality, vocalisation and interspecies contact. Prototype systems will be subject to performance tests/customer acceptance trials.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

SALFORD ELECTRONIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Address
Technology House Lissadel Street
M6 6AP Salford,manchester
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

IMF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Grosse Müllroser Strasse 46
15232 Frankfurt (Oder)