Virtual Meetup: Data Collection in Movement Ecology
On Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 PM BST/9:00 AM EDT, our expert panel will discuss developments on the horizon in movement data collection.
Wildlife tracking technologies have already massively advanced our understanding of the natural world, from uncovering previously mysterious migration patterns and key movement corridors to demonstrating the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and climate change. Recent advances in the development of technologies for collecting and transmitting biologging data have unlocked the potential for fine-scale data collection at a near-global scale, which when integrated with remotely sensed environmental data offers an unprecedented biological lens into ecosystem health and environmental change (Jetz et al. 2022).
As conversations in this space move beyond immediate limitations and toward what’s needed longer-term to realize the potential of such globally coordinated data collection, we are bringing together leaders in the field to discuss the latest advances, trickiest challenges, and what the future could hold. Some of the key topics to be discussed include overcoming remaining hurdles in biologger design and development, establishing standards across devices and manufacturers, ethical and effective tag attachments, and next-generation communications networks to facilitate data retrieval.
Welcome and introductions (5 min)
Roland Kays, Research Professor at North Carolina State University and the Head of the Biodiversity Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (5 min opening talk)
Melinda Holland, President and CEO at Wildlife Computers (10 min)
Yuuki Watanabe, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research, University of Tokyo (10 min)
Vikram Iyer, Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (10 min)
Open discussion and community exchange (45 min)
Takeaways and wrap up (5 min)
Ready to explore new horizons together? Join us by registering for this meetup now!