Biopowered GPS insect tracking

Dragonflies and monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles, from Wisconsin to Mexico. This project will explore biopower options for satellite and cell phone microdevices for long distance tracking of insects.

See: Levett, S & Walls, S. 2011. Tracking the elusive life of the Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator Leach. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 27: 59-68.

Commercial telemetry via satellite or mobile phone network!!

Dragonflies: Nature's drone, pretty and deadly:


Insect telemetry circuit design,d.dmg&cad=rja

LOTEK dragonfly tracking

How one might biopower such things:

Mechanical Energy Scavaging from Flying Insects:

Partners in the Sky:

1-gram tracking devices just got a push!

Reviews, literature

Global positioning system and associated technologies in animal behaviour and ecological research, Stanley M. Tomkiewicz1,Mark R. Fuller, John G. Kie and Kirk K. Bates4,

Theme Issue 'Challenges and opportunities of using GPS-based location data in animal ecology' compiled and edited by Francesca Cagnacci, Luigi Boitani, Roger A. Powell and Mark S. Boyce ,

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