The understanding of the interplay of movement, behaviour and physiology that biologging offers has applied relevance for a range of fields, including evolutionary ecology, wildlife conservation and behavioural ecology. In recognition of this, the Journal of Animal Ecology has an upcoming Special Feature on Biologging (submissions due 20th September). An advantage of biologging is that it can be applied to a wide range of animal species. To demonstrate … Continue reading Biologging: squiggly lines, new methods and big ideas
Our Blog Editor, Dr Sarah Marley, reports back on last month’s Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) conference in Halifax, Canada. Last month saw over 2,000 marine mammalogists travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. This year’s theme was “A Marine Mammal Odyssey, Eh!” and incorporated the Canadian flair that was a strong feature throughout the week. … Continue reading A Marine Mammal Odyssey!
Earlier this month, the European Cetacean Society (ECS) held their 31st annual conference in Middelfart, Denmark. Established in 1987, ECS has several hundred members from more than 25 European countries as well as several countries outside Europe. It aims to promote and advance the scientific studies and conservation efforts of marine mammals, and to gather and disseminate information about them to members of the Society … Continue reading Marine Mammal Conservation in the Light of Marine Spatial Use