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Movement ecology (MOVE02)

25 February 2019 - 1 March 2019

£275.00 - £570.00

Course Overview:

The course will cover the concepts, technology and software tools that can be used to analyse movement data (from ringing/CMR to VHF/GPS to novel biologging data) in ecology and evolution, covering analysis techniques applicable broadly to most taxa, from micro-organisms to plants and animals. We will cover elementary and advanced analysis and modelling techniques broadly applicable across taxa, highlighting the advantages of a unified Movement Ecology framework. We will provide the necessary bases in ecology (especially behavioural ecology), physics and mathematics/statistics, to be able to identify for any specific research question the most appropriate study species, logging technology (incl. attachment methods), and statistical/mathematical modelling approach. We will specifically address the challenges and opportunities at each of the steps of the proposed ‘question-driven approach’, combining hands-on sessions with new biologging technology with computer-based practicals in R and specialized software for biologging data developed by the SLAM lab at Swansea University. We will also address the challenges of applying the results of the analyses to applied management problems and communicate the findings to non-experts.

Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics and primary investigators in ecology and management and environmental professionals in government and industry. The course will also be of interest to researchers in geography, mathematics and computer science working on movement analyses.

Venue – Margam discovery centre – Google MapDirections
Availability – 24 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 37 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English



COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE – (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) –
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max. 4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 24th February and departure Friday 1st March PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PR~statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PR~statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Prof. Luca Borger


Prof. Rory Wilson


Dr. Jonathan Potts

Teaching Format
Course Programme


25 February 2019
1 March 2019
£275.00 - £570.00


Margam Discovery Centre
Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom
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