Using bio-logging to measure ecological impacts of the “anthro-pause”

June 23, 2020

For most people, the downsides of coronavirus outweigh the upsides. That said, there are some positive aspects to the pandemic. Namely, the coronavirus might be good for the environment.



In a recent article for the BBC, science writer Victoria Gill looked at ecological research that has been conducted since the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, Ms. Gill looks at how a team of British ecologists are using tracking technology to examine animal behaviour since the pandemic started. The team finds that, while in some cases the pandemic might be detrimental, in general it might also lead to increased resilience among previously undermined species.

The work of organizations like the International Bio-logging Society provide an example of how prominent international scientists are conducting important research related to ecological resilience. Check out the article at the link below: