Dataset

Data, model and software: FLIGHTR: An R package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers

Rakhimberdiev, E. (Creator), Saveliev, A. (Creator), Piersma, T. (Creator), Karagicheva, J. (Creator), University of Groningen, 11-Oct-2018

Dataset

  • Netherlands Inst Sea Res, NIOZ
  • Moscow State University

Description

Solar geolocators are relatively cheap and simple tools which are widely used to study the migration of animals, especially birds. The methods to estimate the geographic positions from the light-intensity patterns collected by these loggers, however, are still under development.
The accurate reconstruction of the annual schedules and movement patterns of individual animals requires
analytical methods which provide estimates of daily locations, distances between the locations and the directions
of movement, with measures of their uncertainty.
The new R package FLIGHTR meets all these requirements. It enables refined and statistically validated estimations of movement patterns of birds. Here, we present main features of this advanced package.
Date made available11-Oct-2018
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
Geographical coverageNetherlands, Spain
Access to the dataset Open
Contact researchdata@rug.nl

    Keywords on Datasets

  • solar geolocation, black-tailed godwit, bird migration, geolocators, movement ecology, template fitting, tracking, Limosa limosa limosa, bird tracking data
Related Publications
  1. FLightR: An R package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers

    Rakhimberdiev, E., Saveliev, A., Piersma, T. & Karagicheva, J., Nov-2017, In : Methods in ecology and evolution. 8, 11, p. 1482-1487 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Comparing inferences of solar geolocation data against high-precision GPS data: Annual movements of a double-tagged black-tailed godwit

    Rakhimberdiev, E., Senner, N. R., Verhoeven, M. A., Winkler, D. W., Bouten, W. & Piersma, T., 26-Feb-2016, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 47, 4, p. 589–596 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. A hidden Markov model for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers using templates for light intensity

    Rakhimberdiev, E., Winkler, D. W., Bridge, E., Seavy, N. E., Sheldon, D., Piersma, T. & Saveliev, A., 15-Oct-2015, In : Movement Ecology. 3, 15 p., 25.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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