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The monitoring, recording, and measuring of a living organism's basic physiological functions, such as heart rate, muscle activity, and body temperature, by the use of telemetry techniques.


(Medicine) the monitoring of biological functions in humans or animals by means of a miniature transmitter that sends data to a distant point to be read by electronic instruments
biotelemetric adj


(ˌbaɪ oʊ təˈlɛm ɪ tri)

the tracking or monitoring of a person or animal with the use of a telemeter.
bi`o•te•lem′e•ter, n.
bi`o•tel`e•met′ric (-ˌtɛl əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
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Monitoring reproductive status and other physiological parameters in the wild can be facilitated by broader deployment of biotelemetry devices and the use of mobile communication networks.
More specifically, I will use new and trans-disciplinary approaches combining pollutant analyses, biotelemetry, bioenergetics modelling and field monitoring to (1) evaluate how levels of oil-associated pollutants changed in the Arctic seabird community over the last three decades.
Effects of biotelemetry triangulation error on detecting habitat selection.
Biotelemetry is a valid and necessary method used by fisheries management biologists to observe freshwater fish and understand behavior.
The specific objectives of this portion of the study were to 1) determine the range and fidelity of the AUV-based acoustic receiver/hydrophone system for recording ultrasonic reference transmitters (similar to those used for biotelemetry studies) placed at known locations and depths in a complex marine environment, and 2) compare telemetry data obtained for reference transmitters and free-ranging acoustically-tagged animals using both AUV and vessel-based tracking to determine if AUV platforms provide comparable or better information than conventional methods.
Chapters cover conducting fisheries investigations; data management and statistical techniques; safety; freshwater aquatic habitat measurements; the care, handling, and examination of sampled organisms; passive capture techniques; active fish capture methods; electrofishing; the collection, processing, and identification of fish eggs and larvae and zooplankton; invertebrates and plants; the design and analysis of tagging studies; fish kill investigation procedures; fisheries acoustics; length, weight, and associated indices; age and growth; diets and energy flow; visual observation of fish and aquatic habitats; biotelemetry and biologging; recreational angler survey methods; sampling commercial fisheries; and measuring human dimensions.
Evaluation of methods for attaching PIT tags and biotelemetry devices to freshwater mussels.
Pages 188-194 in Biotelemetry X: proceedings of the tenth international symposium on biotelemetry (C.
Biotelemetry 15: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Biotelemetry 15: 464-473.
Out of this Kafkaesque dual reality, Andrew Heintzman paints a canvas that is really a political manifesto (think Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America) for a green economy, disguised as a book about a new class of entrepreneurs, written in the first--person style of a journey reminiscent of Thomas Homer Dixon's The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable World, with a smattering of Douglas Coupland's green futurism and Popular Mechanics--style descriptions of things such as biotelemetry, which, if you were wondering, is key to measuring and preserving our natural capital.
Their topics include radio-telemetric EEG recordings in small rodents as an analytical tool in basic neurological research, biotelemetry research on upstream migration behavior of adult chum and pink salmon in a re-meandered segment of Japan's Shibetsu River, audible-wave telemetry with a computer sound card for remote analysis applications, and the telemetry of body temperature for long-term recording of breathing.

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