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Micro-sized open-source and low-cost GPS loggers below 1 g minimise the impact on animals while collecting thousands of fixes

Micro-sized open-source and low-cost GPS loggers below 1 g minimise the impact on animals while collecting thousands of fixes

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WILD, Timm A., Jens C. KOBLITZ, Dina K. N. DECHMANN, Christian DIETZ, Mirko MEBOLDT, Martin WIKELSKI, 2022. Micro-sized open-source and low-cost GPS loggers below 1 g minimise the impact on animals while collecting thousands of fixes. In: PloS ONE. Public Library of Science (PLoS). 17(6), e0267730. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267730

@article{Wild2022Micro-58162, title={Micro-sized open-source and low-cost GPS loggers below 1 g minimise the impact on animals while collecting thousands of fixes}, year={2022}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0267730}, number={6}, volume={17}, journal={PloS ONE}, author={Wild, Timm A. and Koblitz, Jens C. and Dechmann, Dina K. N. and Dietz, Christian and Meboldt, Mirko and Wikelski, Martin}, note={Article Number: e0267730} }

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