Professor Rory Wilson on mobile technology

How innovations in technology have transformed the study of wild animals

The Guardian carries an article by Professor Rory Wilson, Head of the Department of Biosciences at Swansea University’s College of Science, on how zoology has been transformed by mobile technology.

From binoculars, to location trackers, to smart loggers, innovation in technology has allowed for minute observations with minimal disruption. Professor Wilson states: "...wild zoology is an important science. We need to know what animals do and where they do it to understand how the diverse elements of ecosystems interact to make the system work. Robust, functioning ecosystems have robust, healthy animals within them, and everybody should want that."