AniMove newsletter December 2017

past and future news of the AniMove Science School can be found below - enjoy!

AniMove is a collective of international researchers organzing a non-profit science school focusing on animal movement analysis

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AniMove 2018

Our next AniMove summerschool will be from September 10th to September 21th 2018 at MPI in Germany. The 2 intensive weeks of lectures on coding courses in R will provide you with in-depth knowledge of spatial data analysis such as animal movement, GIS and remote sensing. Especially the linkages of environmental information and animal movement will be discussed and practically …

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2-year) in Movement and Spatial Ecology

Postdoctoral fellowship (2-year) in Movement and Spatial Ecology

A Postdoctoral fellowship (2-year) in Movement and Spatial Ecology for tracking wildlife and land cover change across Laikipia, Kenya, is announced by our partners at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute: This is a re-posting of a previously advertised position with an altered starting date (March 2018). We are encouraging new applicants to apply for the position. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology …

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Migratory Movement of Turkey Vultures and NDVI, South California, U.S. and Mexico – made with moveVis

Migratory Movement of Turkey Vultures and NDVI, South California, U.S. and Mexico – made with moveVis

Another great animation of animal movement and the corresponding environmental attributes has been done using the moveVis R package (www.moveVis.org) The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most widespread scavenging bird on the american continents, ranging from southern Canada to the tip of South America. Since 2003, the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is collecting movement data of Turkey Vultures to investigate …

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AniMove 2017 group

The second week of AniMove is full of individual project work with many specific approaches, challenges and obstacles. Many of the learned methods from the last week are now applied to own animal movement data sets and approaches discussed with the AniMove lecturers. Already many interesting topics about animal movement, environmental monitoring or general scientific topics were discussed in the …

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rsMove R package

A new R package to ease the analysis of animal movement and remote sensing or any kind of spatial environmental data has been published. The rsMove package so far provides the following functions: Dynamic analysis of environmental change (spatial and temporal) Dynamic temporal query of remote sensing data Movement segmentation based on environmental information Statistical background sampling Image interpolation and …

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new moveVis package version with environmental statistics

the moveVis package is on CRAN with new functionality: the corresponding environmental values can be shown for the whole extent, as cumulative values per individual or across the whole group or just the average value of the last n steps to highlight changes in species-environment relationships. All graphical parameters can be changed by the user via ggplot commands for the …

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ctmm webapp

ctmm webapp

The ctmm R package is now available as webapp v0.0.5 beta for use and testing at https://ctmm.shinyapps.io/ctmmweb/ Video tutorials can be found here: https://github.com/ctmm-initiative/ctmm-webapp/blob/master/README-demo.md If you wish to install the app locally instead of using the cloud-hosted version, instructions are here: https://github.com/ctmm-initiative/ctmm-webapp The functionality from the Import Data page through the Visual Diagnostics page is feature-complete and has passed our …

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