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Green Fund Supports Wildlife Tracking Study

June 21, 2018

A new Green Fund project awarded to the Earth and Environmental Science (EES) department is the installation of a Motus geospatial wildlife tracking system on the roof of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory (DRL) building. Used to track the migratory patterns of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and bats, the tracking antenna will provide valuable information, particularly for birds that use Penn’s campus as a resting place during migration. Penn’s Earth and Environmental Science department applied for the grant as a way to support student research projects, and it is currently being used in a student capstone project within the Master of Environmental Science program. You can learn more about the tracking antenna and the data it will provide at Penn Sustainability. Green Fund projects support goals and objectives outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan.

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