About Us

This project brings together a group of experts with over 20 years of research experience on animal movement and who have worked together on understanding the mechanisms driving recent changes in migratory behaviour of many species. The team involves University of East Anglia, cE3c from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, CIBIO/InBIO from the University of Porto (UP) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) working together to develop animal tracking solutions.

The Movetech Telemetry group shared a common vision for the development of low cost, miniaturised state-of-the-art tracking solutions that can be safely deployed and commissioned to study animal movements.


Movetech Telemetry is supported by;

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Phil Atkinson

Phil is the responsible for design and innovation. Phil works at the British Trust for Ornithology as the Head of International Research and Science Director of its commercial division – Combined Ecology. His work focuses on understanding the impacts of environmental change on bird populations and the ecology of Palearctic migrants. He currently manages a series of research projects, including projects relating to movements of migrants between the UK and Africa (e.g. Cuckoo Cuculus canorus). More information

Aldina Franco

Coordinator of the Movetech Telemetry project. Aldina is a conservation biologist based at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. She is interested in the conservation of endangered species and biodiversity and her main research focuses on understanding ecological responses to environmental change, in particular understanding dispersal and migration, key species traits that enable range change. More information

Joao Paulo Silva

João leads the scientific component of the project and coordinates the software development. He is a researcher at the University of Lisbon and University of Porto, and is carrying out a post-doctoral project centred on the climate change impacts on steppe land birds, using the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax as a model species. More information

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