How Big Data Fast Tracked Human Mobility Research and the Lessons for Animal Movement Ecology

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627134
Title:
How Big Data Fast Tracked Human Mobility Research and the Lessons for Animal Movement Ecology
Authors:
Thums, Michele; Fernández-Gracia, Juan; Sequeira, Ana M. M.; Eguíluz, Víctor M.; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Meekan, Mark G.
Abstract:
The rise of the internet coupled with technological innovations such as smartphones have generated massive volumes of geo-referenced data (big data) on human mobility. This has allowed the number of studies of human mobility to rapidly overtake those of animal movement. Today, telemetry studies of animals are also approaching big data status. Here, we review recent advances in studies of human mobility and identify the opportunities they present for advancing our understanding of animal movement. We describe key analytical techniques, potential bottlenecks and a roadmap for progress toward a synthesis of movement patterns of wild animals.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Thums M, Fernández-Gracia J, Sequeira AMM, Eguíluz VM, Duarte CM, et al. (2018) How Big Data Fast Tracked Human Mobility Research and the Lessons for Animal Movement Ecology. Frontiers in Marine Science 5. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00021.
Publisher:
Frontiers Media SA
Journal:
Frontiers in Marine Science
Issue Date:
13-Feb-2018
DOI:
10.3389/fmars.2018.00021
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2296-7745
Sponsors:
AMMS was supported by an ARC Grant DE170100841 and an IOMRC (UWA, AIMS, CSIRO) fellowship. JF-G and VE were supported by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI, Spain) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) through project SPASIMM (FIS2016-80067-P AEI/FEDER, UE), and by research funding from KAUST.
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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00021/full
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Marine Science Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorThums, Micheleen
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Gracia, Juanen
dc.contributor.authorSequeira, Ana M. M.en
dc.contributor.authorEguíluz, Víctor M.en
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorMeekan, Mark G.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T11:52:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-14T11:52:53Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-13en
dc.identifier.citationThums M, Fernández-Gracia J, Sequeira AMM, Eguíluz VM, Duarte CM, et al. (2018) How Big Data Fast Tracked Human Mobility Research and the Lessons for Animal Movement Ecology. Frontiers in Marine Science 5. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00021.en
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745en
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2018.00021en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627134-
dc.description.abstractThe rise of the internet coupled with technological innovations such as smartphones have generated massive volumes of geo-referenced data (big data) on human mobility. This has allowed the number of studies of human mobility to rapidly overtake those of animal movement. Today, telemetry studies of animals are also approaching big data status. Here, we review recent advances in studies of human mobility and identify the opportunities they present for advancing our understanding of animal movement. We describe key analytical techniques, potential bottlenecks and a roadmap for progress toward a synthesis of movement patterns of wild animals.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAMMS was supported by an ARC Grant DE170100841 and an IOMRC (UWA, AIMS, CSIRO) fellowship. JF-G and VE were supported by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI, Spain) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) through project SPASIMM (FIS2016-80067-P AEI/FEDER, UE), and by research funding from KAUST.en
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00021/fullen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleHow Big Data Fast Tracked Human Mobility Research and the Lessons for Animal Movement Ecologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Scienceen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Institute of Marine Science, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos (CSIC-UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionIOMRC and The UWA Oceans Institute, School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australiaen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
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