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From cinematic signals to behavioural modes : how to establish a time budget for a free-ranging terrestrial vertebrate?

Last update: : Wednesday 8 February 2017, by Nicolas Busser

Par : Marie-Amelie Forin-Wiart, IPHC-DEPE
Date : jeudi 18 mai 2017 de 16h à 17h30
Lieu : IPHC, Amphithéâtre Grünewald, bâtiment 25

Monitoring behaviour is of great importance for many animal species. This is especially true for endangered species, which could be difficult to access and for which, consequently, behaviour cannot be assessed by direct observation. A novel technical alternative is the use of data-loggers, interfaced with inertial sensors. In our study we monitored the day to day behaviour of adult domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) that were fitted with collars containing inertial sensors (one tri-axial accelerometer, one tri-axial magnetometer, and one tri-axial gyrometer). We tested the efficacy of this technique to establish an ethogram (based on accelerometry), required for time-budget analysis.