The environmental-data automated track annotation (Env-DATA) system: linking animal tracks with environmental data

Movement Ecology
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Abstract

The movement of animals is strongly influenced by external factors in their surrounding environment such as weather, habitat types, and human land use. With advances in positioning and sensor technologies, it is now possible to capture animal locations at high spatial and temporal granularities. Likewise, scientists have an increasing access to large volumes of environmental data. Environmental data are heterogeneous in source and format, and are usually obtained at different spatiotemporal scales than movement data. Indeed, there remain scientific and technical challenges in developing linkages between the growing collections of animal movement data and the large repositories of heterogeneous remote sensing observations, as well as in the developments of new statistical and computational methods for the analysis of movement in its environmental context. These challenges include retrieval, indexing, efficient storage, data integration, and analytical techniques.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The environmental-data automated track annotation (Env-DATA) system: linking animal tracks with environmental data
Series title Movement Ecology
DOI 10.1186/2051-3933-1-3
Volume 1
Issue 3
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Minerva Center for Movement Ecology
Publisher location London
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology MFEB
Description 14 p.
First page 1
Last page 14
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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