Research methodology

Telemetry

Some bears are trapped and fitted with GPS-GSM transmitters. Those transmitters take the exact position of the animal following a programmed schedule. The location data are stored in the memory and are remotely sent via GSM (as a message to a mobile phone) to a ground station. We transfer the bear locations to a field GPS and then […]

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Hormonal analyses of short- and long-term stress

Stress is a measure of an animal response (behavioral and physiological) to changes in its environment. It can be measured directly by looking at changes in concentrations of glucocorticoids (GC, e.g. cortisol). This is the focus of recently wide developed and successfully used endocrinology methods in conservation-related field research. […]

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