Archive for August, 2010
Students and Faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences at Upper Iowa University will now begin monitoring traps to capture wild pheasants. The goal will be to attach GPS collars onto the pheasants to monitor their movements and recreate their travel paths in the field. The next step will be to develop a virtual pheasant environment from images of pheasant travel paths taken in the field. This will be done with help from students and faculty of the Information Technology Department at Upper Iowa University. Below is a picture of one of the GPS units we plan to attach to a wild pheasant.