Animal Movement Ecology
This one-week course covers several aspects of animal movement ecology and includs both theoretical/conceptual and practical sessions.
The course builds on analytical complexity and leads the participant through several steps: from sourcing landscape information through available remote sensing imagery; to import and represent geographical data into R; to the calculation of home ranges; and finally to the characterisation and investigation of animal movement modes in a spatially explicit landscape matrix. The participants will furthermore be given an overview on patch occupancy models and how to treat and analyse presence/absence and abundance data. Fundamental aspects such as study design, spatial autocorrelation, sources of error and time varying covariates will be discussed.