Research

Our research can be grouped into two areas:

  1. improvement and development of analytical methods in ecology
  2. empirical and theoretical research in movement and community ecology (and their intersection).

Our methodological work, of course, doesn't stand on its own. It arises from needs and challenges that we encounter during our ecological work, e.g. needs for new data analysis or modelling tools. All our work ultimately aims at improving our understanding of ecologicaly systems.

Methods in ecology

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Fine-scale interactions between individuals

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Temporal resolution of movement data

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Detecting cognition and memory in movement

Movement & community ecology

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Species interactions: from individual to population level

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Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence

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Memory-based movement strategies

Projects overview

MoveUP

Movement upscaled: From behavioural responses to population dynamics of interacting animal species.

PI: Ulrike Schl├Ągel

Funding: DFG Emmy Noether Programme (German Research Foundation)

Check out our poster about the project.

BioMove

Integrating biodiversity research with movement ecology in dynamic agricultural landscapes

Spokesperson: Florian Jeltsch (UP)

Funding: DFG Research Training Group (GRK)

PhD research (Ulrike)

Models on the move: Memory and temporal discretization in animal movement

Supervisor: Mark Lewis (U Alberta)

Funding: iCORE (now part of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures); PIMS (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences)