Badgers lead the way with innovation

September 23, 2019

It’s more than a decade since I first met Andrew Markham, Oxford’s Professor of Computer Science, writes David Macdonald. Andrew’s innovative wizardry has revolutionised WildCRU’s work, from recording the long-distance roars of lions to following badgers deep underground. Those subterranean badgers have led the way to mapping with applications from mines to skyscrapers:   revealing the synergy between conservation and technology, a field in which WildCRU has been at the forefront since Charlie Amlaner and David Macdonald hosted the first international conference on Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking in 1979 (published, as a Handbook,  by Pergamon Press).