How a Special Feature can help wildlife “Stuck in Motion” – Video post

In an epoch that will likely be remembered as “The Anthropocene”, wildlife is struggling to cope with anthropogenic habitat loss, fragmentation and disturbance. Ancient migration routes are being lost as we speak, and animal space use, behaviour and life history are undergoing rapid changes. “Villy” and his Norwegian wild reindeer pals are extremely wary of human activities, and may be considered emblematic of the challenge of human-wildlife coexistence.

We believe that science can help. The first step is to single out key ecological questions, and to identify the most appropriate technologies and methodologies to answer them. Proper analyses of GPS-tracking data have recently provided scientists with unprecedented opportunities to understand mechanisms underlying the observed patterns and processes of animal space use, and to make inferences and predictions needed to guide sustainable development and support human-wildlife coexistence.

To aid the process, we published a Special Feature in Journal of Animal Ecology entitled Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology. A journey from fundamental issues to emerging theories through a growing jungle of techniques”.

Manuela Panzacchi
The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

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