Campbell Scientific’s data acquisition systems provide accurate, reliable monitoring for ecological and natural resources applications, and day-to-day or study-based agricultural applications. When Campbell Scientific Ltd was launched in 1985, we specialised in systems for agricultural research and our first office was on the campus of the Agricultural College at Sutton Bonnington. We have maintained a strong presence in this area of work and research.
Designed for versatility, our systems can monitor and record the effects of meteorologic, hydrologic, soil, tectonic, and man-made influences on natural systems. Our systems are used in a variety of ecology and natural resources applications including:
|-Micro-, meso-scale climate monitoring
-Animal behaviour monitoring
|-Pest and disease control|
-Canopy research/sap flow
-Surface flux research
-Below ground/duff layer monitoring
For example, our systems can help characterise and monitor aquatic systems by providing data on water level, flow, temperature, and a variety of water quality parameters. In animal behaviour applications, our equipment has monitored the requirements, behavior, and habitat of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and even invertebrates such as insects and marine crustaceans. Parameters such as animal temperature, weight, movement patterns within confined spaces, food consumption, and gas exchange have been monitored. With large species, projects have included GPS and radiotelemetry devices to monitor animal movements.
Battery and solar power allow our systems to provide remote, unattended data collection over long periods of time. Our instrumentation has been proven in some of the harshest environments in the world.
Our automated weather stations and other measurement products provide accurate and reliable data that can assist in the overall management of crops and farm operations. Our systems are used by large commercial and private farms, agricultural engineers, and agronomy researchers. The versatility of our measurement systems allows them to be used in a variety of applications including:
|-Integrated pest management|
-Pesticide and fertilizer application