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Can animals help us predict natural disasters?

This is the title of an article in the February issue of BBC Focus Magazine, featuring Martin Wikelski, Director of Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzel in Germany.
BBC article

The article focus on the ICARUS initiative (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using space), which among other things is hoped to help in creating early warning systems to predict natural disasters before they happen, and also give information of spread of diseases and climate change. 
A number of tracking techniques are also described, of which nanotechology - which so successfully is used by CAnMove PI Lars-Anders Hansson and his lab - is highlighted by Wikelski as one of the important future techniques.

Read the article
Read more about the ICARUS initiative.
To the BBC Radio 4 series "World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations"

 

 

 

 

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