Stress is cool: The Movie

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Stress is cool! Earlier this year we brought you a blog post by Dr Ruedi Nager on how to measure animal stress remotely using thermal imaging, and long listening Naturally Speakers may remember our 2012 podcast with Dr Dominic McCafferty. However, our friends at theGIST thought this distinctly visual research deserved a more visual medium of communication—video.

The IBAHCM Thermal Imaging Group have been working for years to develop a non-invasive way of measuring animal stress using thermal images—rather than taking blood samples or sticking thermometers in unpleasant places. We are delighted that theGIST thought this was the perfect topic for their first ever documentary.

So why not take a break from all the science and cat videos, and spend 8:35 min learning why “Stress is Cool”.

(Our thanks to theGIST for producing a first-rate video, and congratulations to our three stars: Dr Ruedi Nager, PhD student Paul Jerem, and Dr Dominic McCafferty.)

This is not the first time we have collaborated with theGIST: why not listen to our joint podcast on wildlife disease surveillance?

Posted by The Naturally Speaking Editors

A science pod-yssey and regular blog-yssey from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow

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  1. […] what gives us the chills when we panic?). Suddenly, and quite literally, the animal appears to be cooler. Armed with this knowledge, we may be able to monitor fluctuation in stress levels in real […]

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  2. […] what gives us the chills when we panic?). Suddenly, and quite literally, the animal appears to be cooler. Armed with this knowledge, we may be able to monitor fluctuation in stress levels in real […]

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  3. […] an app for citizen scientists to help track “bugs and beasts” in the Serengeti and the use of thermal imaging as a non-invasive way to measure animal stress. New methods for tracking and collecting dive data […]

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