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Movebank : For Animal Tracking Data
Title: Movebank : For Animal Tracking Data
Title abbreviated: Movebank
Creator: New York State Museum <NY>; Max Planck Institute for Ornithology <Seewiesen>; San Diego Supercomputer Center <Calif.>
Contributor: Wikelski, M.; Kays, R.
Abstract: Movebank is funded by the public (NSF/USA, Max Planck/Germany) as a free-for-all global museum for animal movement data, which are a legacy of humankind. a) Movebank acquires new data in real-time by linking data streams coming from satellites, cellphone networks, or other local area networks. b) Existing (legacy) animal data are uploaded to the centralized Movebank database. c) Users who prefer to host their own data can link to Movebank resources through a distributed system. d) Users interact with data through a customizable 'cyberdashboard' with online calculators for spatial analyses, animal density estimation and other statistical tools. Animal-trackers and camera-trappers have exclusive access to their data and the option to make them "open access" to share with professionals and students, with appropriate credit. Scientists will be able to interact with their data in realtime, and make instant comparisons with legacy data from other studies. Theoreticians can mine animal movement and distribution data to test ideas related to ecological patterns, evolutionary processes, and disease spread. Conservation managers can use Movebank to show population changes over time and space. Educators will find a wealth of examples to illustrate biological principals and let students ask and answer their own questions about wild animals. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: Data / Studies / Weather / People / Login / About / Community.
Subject: Auxilliary techniques and procedures/apparatus, equipment, materials/microscopy (590.28);
Behavior (591.5)
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Audience: Beginner; Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases;
Research projects
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2015-10-16
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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