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. Best, Mathieu Basille ====================================================================== WK 12 - Introduction to Data Management and Analysis in Movement Ecology https://eco.confex.com/eco/2016/webprogram/Session11882.html * 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 basi...@ufl.edu | http://ase-research.org/basille +1 954-577-6314 | University of Florida FLREC « Le tout est de tout dire, et je manque de mots Et je manque de temps, et je manque d'audace. » — Paul Éluard