Dear ECOLOG-L fellow members,

We are offering a workshop at the ESA meeting this year (in Fort Lauderdale
FL) to introduce a complete workflow and good database practices to manage
and analyze movement data (PostGIS, QGIS and R inside!). There is still
room for registration!

Please find all information below.

Mathieu Basille

WK 12 - Introduction to Data Management and Analysis in Movement Ecology

* Sunday, August 7, 2016: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
* Organizer: Mathieu Basille
* Co-organizers: Francesca Cagnacci, David Bucklin, Simona Picardi and
Nathan Ranc

Recent technological progress allowed ecologists to obtain a huge amount
and diversity of animal movement data sets of increasing spatial and
temporal resolution and size, together with complex associated information
related to the environmental context, such as habitat types based on remote
sensing, population density, weather. Based on several years of experience
on multiple species, this intense one-day workshop is designed to handle,
manage, store and retrieve movement data in a spatial database, and how to
eventually feed them to analysis tools. In the first part of the course (3
hours), participants will be exposed to basics of spatial databases for
wildlife tracking data, using PostgreSQL/PostGIS, the reference free
software in the field. Then, the second part will focus on the integration
of environmental data in the process (2 hours). The third part (3 hours)
will specifically tackle the specifics of movement data, and how to connect
the database to the R statistical environment for analysis. Step by step,
using reproducible, hands-on exercises that will be released on-line, we
will provide a complete and seamless procedure from raw data to final
analysis that will enable participants to fully manage and integrate
complex animal movement data sets. Although the workshop is intended to a
wide audience, basic knowledge of SQL, spatial databases and R are highly
recommended to get the best experience.


Mathieu Basille |
+1 954-577-6314 | University of Florida FLREC

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