Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and OzTrack

Left to right back: Yusuke Fukuda, Hawthorn Beyer, Todd Dennis, Norbert Menke, Hamish Campbell, Ross Dwyer, Craig Richardson, Matt Watts, James Forester, Mark Hindell<br />Front: Graham Taylor<br />

Left to right back: Yusuke Fukuda, Hawthorn Beyer, Todd Dennis, Norbert Menke, Hamish Campbell, Ross Dwyer, Craig Richardson, Matt Watts, James Forester, Mark Hindell
Front: Graham Taylor

The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) have funded two working groups to aid with the connection between OzTrack and the Australasian animal telemetry community.

The first meeting took place at Stradbroke Island in November 2012. It was attended by statisticians, population modellers, and field biologists: all with a common interest in tracking animals within Australasia.

The group discussed and produced insights for further  OzTrack development. They even identified issues that the OzTrack team had yet to consider. For example, what happens when a tagged animal crosses the east-west meridian line? Answer: it suddenly appears on the other side of the world.

The next working group meeting will take place in April 2013. We will be pondering (over a few beers, and some bare-foot bowls) how individual-based animal movement data collected from a range of different species can help to address some of the most serious environmental problems of Australia.

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About dr. Hamish Campbell

I am an Animal Ecologist, particularly interested in sticking electronic devices on animals and seeing where they go. I had the vision for OzTrack after realising how much hard-won data was being lost to the research community. A focus of my research is to bridge the information gap between those tracking the animals in the field and those that may utlise the data for resource management, ecosystem science and policy
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