Radio & Satellite Telemetry

Radio telemetry is a valuable tool for tracking animal movements and studying habitat selection and use. Since the 1980s, the Reindeer Research Program has been using radio collars to study the grazing habits of reindeer to aid in the development of sound range management practices. When the presence of caribou on the Seward Peninsula became a threat to reindeer herds in the late 1990s, we incorporated satellite collars into our telemetry program, allowing continuous data acquisition without many of the constraints of a conventional VHF telemetry system. To view a dated presentation about our initial deployment of satellite collars see: Reindeer and Caribou Interactions and Consequences on the Seward Peninsula Alaska.

Check back soon for more information about how these telemetry systems work and for more detailed information about how we utilize these technologies in our research.

Contact Information
Reindeer Research Program
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