Summer School

  • Start: Sep 12, 2022
  • End: Sep 23, 2022
  • Speaker: Kamran Safi
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
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The animove courses are focused on the use of remote sensing and animal movement for conservation based on open source software entirely. The combination of animal movement and environmental information in which these movements have been recorded are essential for the field of movement ecology and have often implications for conservation and management. The volume and structure of both sources of data require knowledge on working with spatio-temporal data and the underlying pitfalls such as projections, time zones, autocorrelation etc. represent some of the challenges when working with them. In this course the programming language R will be used to do most data manipulation, visualisation and analysis. The course is centered around on-hands working on own data sets. The first week is more teaching heavy, to bring all the participants up to the same level, while the second week is focusing on working on the data sets that the participants have brought along to work with. An advanced to very advanced programming skill level in R is required from the participants.

Recommended for: PhD, PostDoc, Professionals

Course Content: Remote sensing, Movement Ecology, Movement analysis, continuous time movement models, Segmentation, GPS logger data manipulation, raster data classification, visualisation of movement and environmental data

Total teaching hours (including lectures, seminars and independent work) amounts to 120 hours

Tutors: Dr. Martin Wegmann (Uni Würzburg), Dr. Benjamin Leutner (German Aerospace), Dr. Chloe Bracis, Dr. Chris Fleming (Smithsonian), Dr. Thomas Müller (Uni Frankfurt, Senkenberg), Dr. Björn Reineking (INRAE, Ecodiv), Dr. Justin Calabrese (CASUS), Dr. Michael Noonan (Smithsonian), Dr. Anne Scharf (MPI-AB), Dr. Kamran Safi (MPI-AB), and more

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