the AniMove newsletter covering past and future activities has been published. More details will be posted on our blog.
After quite some years of AniMove courses and realizing that this idea of one (1) AniMove developed into a series of AniMove science schools, we decided back in summer 2016 during our AniMove at MPI that a logo for AniMove would be great. 6 months later and going through many discussions in 2016 and 2017 we finally have a logo that nicely reflects AniMove topics. We would have loved to have a track, DBB, a satellite, remote sensing or some code in it, but quickly realized that we cannot have a logo which includes all of our topics covered during the 2 intense AniMove weeks. Now we can use it for our upcoming AniMove in August/September at MPI, close to Lake Konstanz, Germany.
Two intense weeks of AniMove at BIK-F in Frankfurt successfully finished. The highly motivated and skilled attendees from various countries and studying movement patterns of various animals learned a wide range of animal movement analytics as well as spatial data handling and remote sensing. All approaches were explained in detail and all following analysis were done using actual data in an open source environment (R). We are very thankful to Thomas Müller and Chloe Bracis who organised the AniMove this time and we are looking forward to an exiting 2017 with one or more AniMoves! More details about upcoming AniMoves and respective application dates will be posted on our webpage soon. Moreover, we will also update our image galleries for the two AniMoves in 2017 over the christmas break. We hope all attendees apply the learned techniques successfully in their ongoing research and do not hesitate to ask about approaches or problems, especially with R code on your listserv: https://mailman.uni-konstanz.de/mailman/listinfo/animove
The AniMove at BIK-F in Frankfurt started successfully and will cover a variety of animal movement analysis approaches as well as remote sensing and GIS tasks in the next two weeks. We are very much looking forward to an exciting time and highly interested and motivated to work on animal tracking data, learn the statistical approaches and combining it with environmental data derived through remote sensing. All tasks will be achieved using Open Source software such as R and QGIS. All attendees will be exposed to lots of R coding in this science school. Evening talks are organized as well and introduce general advances within the AniMove topics.
the first outline of the content of the book “Analysing and Mapping of Animal Movement in R” by Kamran Safi and Bart Kranstauber can be checked below. The book will provide theoretical background to animal movement analysis as well as practical hands-on exercises how to analyse the data using R.
- Introduction to R
- Methods of data collection and implications for analysis
- Tracking technologies
- Movement in space
- Loading movement data
- Initial exploration of movement data
- temporal organization of the trajectories
- spatial organization of the track
- unused locations
- Trajectory centered analysis
- within track analysis
- computer-intense models: simulating walks
- Auto-correlation structure of trajectories
- Segmentation of trajectories
- Track analysis
- Consensus paths
- Area centered analysis
- MCP, kernel, Brownian Bridges: From trajectories to utilization distributions
- methods of calculating UD overlap
- Statistical approaches in area based analysis
- Movement in context
- geoinformation (remote sensing, raster and vector data)
- contextual annotation of trajectories
- raster resolution and UD calculation
- compositional analysis
- species distribution models in movement analysis
- step selection functions
- Visualisation of animal movement
- general mapping of spatio-temporal data
- time-space cubes
- plotting of additional information
- web applications using shiny
- more advances options
- The future of animal movement analysis
AniMove will take place end of September in Germany, Lake Konstanz and the application deadline is March 1st. Looking forward to your submissions and to meet 20 of you next September. More details can be found here.