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event recorder

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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An instrument that is used to record animal behaviour. It comprises software installed on a hand-held device (e.g. smart phone or tablet) that allows the operator to record a wide range of behaviours by pressing keys or combinations of keys. The data can then be downloaded to a computer. There are also event recorders that work by voice recognition, allowing the researcher to record events without diverting attention from the subject....

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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