RFID at the service of science
Many animal science studies are using RFID
An increasing number of universities research departments and private laboratories are using RFID technology as a key part of zoology projects and studies to better understand animal behaviour.
It’s easy to see their interest: RFID tags are small and lightweight, and the applications that access the data these tags transmit can provide lots of very useful and detailed information
on the movement and habits of animals.
From the homing habits of honeybees, to the comings and going of worker wasps, to the division of labour among different kinds of ants, miniature RFID chips have been helping entomologists gain deeper understanding of the tiny creatures they study.
Ornithologists, too, have found RFID to be a highly useful way to track birds without interfering with their usual behavior or weighing them down. Even tiny finches and chickadees have been tagged with RFID
chips without hindering their ability to fly.
RFID is being used to study large animals, too: Read more about RFID-enabled studies of polar bears in Norway and wild boars in the Amazonian Rain Forest here