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Automated Wildlife Monitoring Using Self-Configuring Sensor Networks Deployed in Natural Habitats

  • Author(s): Trifa, Vlad;
  • Girod, Lewis;
  • Collier, Travis C.;
  • Blumstein, Daniel;
  • Taylor, C E
  • et al.

To understand the complex interactions among animals within an ecosystem, biologists need to be able to track their location and social interactions. There are a variety of factors that make this difficult. We propose using adaptive, embedded networked sensing technologies to develop an efficient means for wildlife monitoring. This paper surveys our research; we demonstrate how a self-organizing system can efficiently conduct real-time acoustic source detection and localization using distributed embedded devices.

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