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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Wildlife Movement Ecology

Wildlife Movement Ecology

Our interest lies at the interface between movement and landscape ecology, population ecology, wildlife management and conservation. While our research is driven by fundamental research questions, results from our work are used for the implementation of evidence-based management and conservation plans. A central theme in our research is to investigate how animals perceive and move across their environment, how these patterns are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors, not least human activities, and how the generated patterns influence connectivity and population dynamics.
To address these topics, we integrate spatial information collected on tagged wild-living individuals, remote sensing landscape data, and direct field observations, as well as state-of-the-art statistical and mathematical modelling.

Head of group: Dr. Gabriele Cozzi

Research themes

  • Animal Movement and Connectivity
  • Dispersal and its demographic consequences
  • Intra- and interspecific spatial interactions
  • Management and Conservation