1-5 Sep. 2008: BLS3
Pacific Grove, USA (conveners: B. Block, D. Costa)
2005: BLS2
St Andrews, Scotland (convener: I. Boyd)
2003: BLS1
Tokyo, Japan (convener: Y. Naito)

A word from Prof. Y. NAITO

Dear all,

It is my belief that this symposium acts as the first step in what should be a long journey: the recognition of our work, efforts and novel approach of animal studies in their environnement. This week has demonstrated the diversity, quality and originality of the research that are carried out in the field of bio-logging. New technologies allow us to answer new questions. It is now important to keep this spirit alive and to progress into further expansion and standardization of Bio-logging but this can only be achieved through a common effort by our small, yet expanding, community.

Thank you!

Let's build the future together!

What is Bio-Logging ?

Bio-logging is still a young and novel scientific approach. It could be defined as the investigation of phenomena in or around free-ranging organisms that are beyond the boundary of our visibility or experience (Boyd et al. 2004). Bio-logging is practically concerned with the logging of physical and biological data using animal-attached archival units. It combines the rigor of controlled conditions (such as in laboratory experiments) with the acquisition of detailed data measured in situ. Bio-logging, therefore, delivers large amount of information about the biology of animals in their natural environment, about the physical properties of the environment itself, as well as the relationship between the animals and its environment.
For further definitions, please refer to the Proceedings of the Bio-logging Science Symposium and pay a visit to the site of the BIO-LOGGING SOCIETY.

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The Bio-Logging Symposium in numbers
152 participants
10 countries represented
53 oral presentations
51 poster presentations