Animal movements and geographic ranges are being markedly affected by environmental change, leading to potential loss of ecological services and transmission of zoonotic disease to new hosts, including humans. By developing open-source technologies, including well-founded testing and validation techniques, we hope to greatly expand the accessibility of archival tags, telemetry technology, and intrinsic markers for biologists to track free-living animals.
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