OzTrack.org to feature at AWMS and ECOTAS13!

The OzTrack team are pleased to announce that OzTrack.org will feature at the upcoming Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS) and ECOTAS13 conferences later this month, across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand.

Conferences attendees include researchers, academics, students, consultants,  land managers, government workers and manufacturers – all with a core interest in ecology and/or wildlife management.

During the conference talks, our Scientific Data Analyst Dr Ross Dwyer will be demonstrating the core functions of the OzTrack software. In particular, how these new tools can help ecologists and wildlife managers in data management and interpretation, and in increasing the exposure of their own research, conservation programs and management initiatives.

Please contact Ross if you’d like to arrange a meeting, or alternatively just say ‘hello!’

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About ross dwyer

I am a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. My research focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, including habitat use, foraging behaviour and human-wildlife conflict. My research investigates the drivers of animal movements, space use and community structure. This has included conducting population surveys (by land, boat and aircraft) or using biotelemetry (i.e. VHF radio, GPS and ARGOS satellite telemetry, light-based geolocators (GLS) and underwater acoustic transmitters) to gather data on species abundance, distribution and habitat use. These data are used in combination with environmental data to test hypotheses and make predictions in order to inform species management. I have worked closely with local government, NGOs and industry partners to ensure these survey data are used to achieve positive conservation outcomes and/or improve species management. I possess strong GIS skills and have 8 years of experience of coding in the R programming language. I have developed two open-source spatial analysis packages in R, and am one of the original developers of OzTrack.org, a web-based platform for the analysis and visualisation of animal tracking data.
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