Tracking Technology Data Visualization Animal Behavior uuuuuuuuuuu



  • Tracking technology + data visualization + animal behavior, how strong is the combination of the three?

    Figure 1 shows the journey of a wolf named Slavc. Researchers at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia wore a collar on a mountain near Trieste in the summer of 2011 to track its territory. Then they suddenly discovered that the wolf suddenly began to travel in December. It traveled all the way north across the Slovenian Alps, into southern Austria, south down to the Italian Dolomiti Mountains, and finally to a forest park in northern Verona (and found a partner).
    Slavc's trip lasted more than three months, and researchers at the University of Ljubljana contacted scientists from Italy and Austria to record its whereabouts, where it hunted its prey, and how it acted; this is the first time that scientific records have been made of the interaction between different populations of gray wolves.
    Of course, the journey itself is a magical story.

    Figure 2 shows mink near Albany, the state capital of New York, a small animal that fishes near rivers and lakes. We can see the scope and track of their activities in the suburbs of cities, and how they get along with the environment created by human beings.
    Figure 3 shows the Puma in the Rocky Mountains. Pumas have a wide range of activities, one of which even crossed the closed highway twice. But most of the activities are limited by the highway, and traffic facilities need to be built to help them hunt and mate in a wider range.
    Figure 4 shows the migration paths of several elephants along the border between Burkina Faso and Mali in Africa. Researchers mapped their range of activities and identified areas that need to be protected.

    This is a picture from a divine book, "Where the Animals Go", which was planted in Seattle before visiting a bookstore. It was finally started a while ago. James Cheshire is a geographic lecturer at UCL and Oliver Uberti is the visual design of the former National Geographic. The two men's love of nature made them decide to use their expertise to cross borders. Cheshire visits zoologists at universities to learn about their research, and Uberti converts data into informative maps.
    Many large openings are quite impressive, and there are stories and explanations from researchers behind each map (the wolves and pumas above are shown in Figures 6 and 7). Figure 8: The Arctic tern migration map is really shocking. What kind of spirit is it? But my favorite is the historical whaling map of the United States in Figure 9. Researchers went to archives large and small to find detailed records of more than 30,000 American whaling boats, and drew up the legendary story of Moby-Dick.

    As far as the life history of an animal, the distribution and migration of species worldwide, and the interaction with nature and human environment are concerned, zoological research with technological shelters can now be done, and visualization is absolutely the focus of research popularization to society. And with the popularity of technology entities, not only scientists, but also ordinary people can participate, so-called citizen scientist.
    All in all, I've learned! (Also sincerely invite the introduction of domestic publishing houses!)


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