AniMove summerschool

This Summer School provides you with profound knowledge of remote sensing and species distribution and animal movement within conservation.
It includes hand-on exercises ranging from land cover and species distribution analysis to modeling of animal movement.

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This Summer School includes hand-on exercises ranging from land cover and species distribution analysis to modeling of animal movement. Talks by conservationists and field work (GPS tracking) will be part of the Summer School as well.

The analysis of remote sensing data, the linkages with in-situ (animal movement) data is complex but highly relevant. The required methods and approaches to combine animal movement with remote sensing data for conservation will be tought during the AniMove Summer School in August 2013
This applied Summer School focuses on addressing conservation issues using remote sensing and modelling. Only Open Source software will be used to allow participants to apply them after the Summer School as well. Programs learnt will be: R (raster, sp, dismo, rgdal etc.), GRASS (with add-ons like r.pi), QGIS.

The workshops will deal with:

    • tracking animals and doing field work in the surrounding of the venue
    • practicing remote sensing field measurement methods
    • learning basic and advanced methods in R and GRASS
    • learning statistical spatial analysis and modelling, including SDMs and species movement analysis
    • deriving relevant environmental parameters for animal movement using remote sensing time-series data
    • analysing the relationship between animal movement and environmental factors

 

Evening keynote talks will provide knowledge about:

    • real-world application of animal movement within conservation
    • overview of challenges and needs of conservation projects
    • importance to analyse local to global animal movement patterns in combination with environmental data

 

By the end of the Summer School, participants will be able to:

    • know what and how conservation can be helped by applying remote sensing and modelling
    • apply remote sensing analysis and use satellite data to analyse land cover status
    • Collect field data using GPS and tracking devices and analyse them inside a GIS
    • Design and perform analysis using spatial data and spatial analysis techniques
    • Conduct time-series land cover analysis using satellite imagery
    • Link species presence/absence or abundance data to spatial data
    • Apply animal movement model and link them to environmental data
    • Apply advanced spatial analysis techniques to real-world conservation and ecology problems

 

Download the Summer School flyer (large version (1.3 MB) — small version (330KB))

 


 

Dates

Summer School:
August 11.- 25. 2013
(arrival on the 11th, workshops start on the 12th 9am)

Application dead-line:
March 31st 2013 – midnight CEST

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Location

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany: link

 

Application

follow instruction for application:
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Lecturer

Martin Wikelski
Peter Leimgruber
Björn Reineking
Nathalie Pettorelli (organizer)
Kamran Safi (organizer)
Martin Wegmann (organizer)

and others (detailed program and lecturer will be provided prior the Summer School)