CSU Prof. Using Mobile App to Capture Bat Data in Africa

Fort Collins, CO, April 07, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Rebekah Kading, PhD, Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (CSU), downloaded Red Hen System's MediaMapper Mobile App for Android™ and is taking it to Uganda to research bats that may carry pathogens. The study has a catch and release component wherein bats will be measured, weighed and their reproductive status determined as part of ecological and bat distribution research.

This project is funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in conjunction with CSU and the Center of Disease Control (CDC). Kading and her Ugandan team will locate, geotag, photograph and capture bats in locations near Entebbe and Sipi, Uganda near the Kenyan border.

MMM will categorize where each bat came from and annotate where it was captured. MediaMapper Mobile will automatically geotag a photo and save it, along with typed notes and voice notes that will later be mapped using Red Hen System’s isWhere for Google Earth™.

A QR code will enable up to a KB of data to be saved with each photograph. The findings of this research will be presented to CSU, CDC and DITRA to provide biosurveillance training to Ugandan partners and support bat biology and ecology research in Uganda.

MediaMapper Mobile is available for download at the NGA IGAPP store and Google Play.
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Ellen Skinner