RIBES Open Lecture: The high-throughput revolution in movement ecology

In relation to the upcoming RIBES Network School 3, Professor Ran Nathan from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give an open keynote lecture titled "The high-throughput revolution in movement ecology". The lecture will be given on Tuesday 8 February 2022, 17-18h (CET) over zoom. 

Movement shapes how animals interact, survive and thrive in a dynamic world. Technological advances are now transforming movement ecology into a big-data discipline, enabling rapid, cost-effective generation of large amounts of data on movements of animals in the wild. High-throughput systems provide new research opportunities beyond simply enlarging datasets and sample sizes, allowing thorough investigations of fine-scale variation among individuals, the true nature of biological interactions, behavioral decisions in response to the physical and anthropogenic environment, and behavioral shifts across spatiotemporal scales. In this talk, I will overview the emerging high-throughput technologies in movement ecology research, and present examples for biological insights uniquely gained from big high-resolution datasets, focusing on studies of birds and bats (and some fish) in particular.

This keynote speech is an open and free event, but you need to register by sending an email to Daniel Nyqvist (daniel.nyqvist@polito.it) with subject: Participation RIBES NS Keynote. Soon afterwards you receive the zoom link of the event. The presentation is about 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes discussion.

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Published on: 04/02/2022