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Monitoring animal behaviour and environmental interactions : GPS collars and satellite remote sensing within a satellite remote sensing context

Handcock, Rebecca N. , Swain, Dave L. , Bishop-Hurley, Greg J. , Patison, Kym P. , Wark, Tim, Valencia, Philip , Corke, Peter, & O'Neill, Christopher J. (2009) Monitoring animal behaviour and environmental interactions : GPS collars and satellite remote sensing within a satellite remote sensing context. In Proceedings of WALIS International Forum 09, Western Australian Land Information System, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Remote monitoring of animal behaviour in the environment can assist in managing both the animal and its environmental impact. GPS collars which record animal locations with high temporal frequency allow researchers to monitor both animal behaviour and interactions with the environment. These ground-based sensors can be combined with remotely-sensed satellite images to understand animal-landscape interactions. The key to combining these technologies is communication methods such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We explore this concept using a case-study from an extensive cattle enterprise in northern Australia and demonstrate the potential for combining GPS collars and satellite images in a WSN to monitor behavioural preferences and social behaviour of cattle.

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ID Code: 33752
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Available in this journal : Sensors 2009, 9(5), 3586-3603; doi:10.3390/s90503586
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Keywords: animal-landscape interactions, high fix-rate GPS, social behaviour, telemetry data, cattle, extensive cattle system
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult authors]
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:01

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