Animals in Motion workshop
Researchers spoke about diverse terrestrial and marine species, including crocodiles, cassowaries, sharks, racoons, northern bettongs, flying foxes, reef fish, geckos, tube-nosed bats, mantas and marine turtles. Their purposes in studying animal movement were also very diverse, from reducing human-wildlife conflict to understanding the risks of epidemic disease transmission.
Presenters introduced new perspectives on different tracking methods, illustrated by hard-won experience in challenging research situations, and elaborated during a comprehensive panel discussion. A hands-on workshop on analysing and visualising movement data was a highlight for R-users.
Speakers also addressed the need for collaboration in tracking studies and shared successful strategies for starting collaborative projects with diverse stakeholders. Members of the audience contributed additional insights during a wide-ranging discussion about collaboration challenges. For additional pictures from the symposium see: https://twitter.com/JCU_AniMotion
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Photo caption: Isabel Ender shared insights about collaborations with researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders, illustrated by her work for the Manta Trust. Photo credit Guy Stevens.