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Design of Deployment Strategies to Monitor the Movement of Animals with Passive Electronic Devices

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Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC (CSIC-UIB), 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudias Avanzados IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), 07190 Esporles, Spain
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Sensors 2021, 21(2), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21020326
Received: 15 October 2020 / Revised: 16 December 2020 / Accepted: 26 December 2020 / Published: 6 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Animal Borne Sensor Applications)
Current animal monitoring systems have improved our knowledge of quantitative animal ecology. There are many electronic tracking technologies such as VHF/UHF telemetry, light-level geolocation, ARGOS satellite telemetry and GPS tracking. To reach the desired level of information retrieval requires the planning of adequate equipment effort and coverage, which depends on the properties of the system. We propose an equipment arrangement model consisting of a given number of receiver stations in a two-dimensional space in which the animals move according to a central place movement model. The objective is to characterize how the transmission of tracking data depends on the movement of the animals and the design of the equipment deployment: quantity and location of the receiver stations and their associated reception radius. We also implement the model using real trajectories of southern elephant seals and Australian sea lions publicly available online and tracked during the years 2010–2012. We characterize the data transmission based on different equipment configurations and we obtained analogous results to the theoretical model. View Full-Text
Keywords: animal movement; deployment strategies; radiotelemetry technique; central place movement model animal movement; deployment strategies; radiotelemetry technique; central place movement model
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Kazimierski, L.D.; Rodríguez, J.P.; Eguíluz, V.M. Design of Deployment Strategies to Monitor the Movement of Animals with Passive Electronic Devices. Sensors 2021, 21, 326. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21020326

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Kazimierski LD, Rodríguez JP, Eguíluz VM. Design of Deployment Strategies to Monitor the Movement of Animals with Passive Electronic Devices. Sensors. 2021; 21(2):326. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21020326

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Kazimierski, Laila D., Jorge P. Rodríguez, and Víctor M. Eguíluz 2021. "Design of Deployment Strategies to Monitor the Movement of Animals with Passive Electronic Devices" Sensors 21, no. 2: 326. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21020326

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