we are glad to have Woody Turner (NASA) and Matt Hansen (UMD) as invited evening speakers - more to come
please do not apply anymore for AniMove'15 at Smithsonian. We will inform you through the newsletter if and when another AniMove will take place.
Last few places left at our summer school AniMove'14 at Smithsonian - apply now
The AniMove activities cover different topics related to the combination of Animal Movement and Remote Sensing for Conservation.
Information about our last Summer School AniMove 2013 in Germany and future activities can be found on these pages. Further detailed information about approaches and upcoming events will be added constantly.
... AniMove is a ground-breaking capacity-building contribution [... ] great opportunities for students to learn about the cutting edge of movement ecology and the important insights which it opens for conservation ...
Thomas Brooks,head of IUCN science and Knowledge
AniMove is aiming at providing theory and practical approaches to use animal movement, modelling and remote sensing for Biodiversity research and Conservation. Only OpenSource software will be used and as far as possible also only OpenAccess data. All members of AniMove have long experiences in teaching these topics and are highly committed to support and develop interdisciplinary collaboration in order to provide valuable insights for conservation application and biodiversity research.
Knowledge about applying remote sensing and GIS within Biodiversity research and Conservation application will be taught using OpenSource software only (R, GRASS, QGIS), moreover the basic and advanced skills to handle remote sensing and GIS data plus developing new ecological relevant data sets are covered as well. Spatial modelling techniques (SDMs, Species Distribution Models, using e.g. RandomForest, GLM, GAM or MaxEnt) are covered by AniMove as well, however the main focus will be on analysing animal movement patterns in conjunction with spatial environmental data sets using e.g. step selection function, BCPA, BB. All these technical expertise are embedded in conservation frameworks in order to ensure the real world applicability.
If you are interested in a Summer School in your region, a course at your institute in order to gain valuable information how to get started and going beyond that, please contact us.
We have already started to plan related courses and Summer Schools in upcoming years - please check this page again for updates.
topics of these courses are:
using only OpenSource software such as R and GRASS: