Where the animals go: Big data and design. A talk by James Cheshire
18 January 2018, 6.00 PM - 18 January 2018, 8.00 PM
Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS
Co-hosted by the School of Geographical Sciences, Jean Golding Institute and University of Bristol Q-Step centre
For thousands of years, tracking animals has meant following their physical traces – footprints, fallen feathers and nests. But cutting-edge technology is revolutionising our ability to map the movements and behaviour of animals.
Geographer James Cheshire reveals how he and designer Oliver Uberti worked with scientists and wildlife experts around the world to collect billions of data points, from tracking elephants to counting penguins, and bring them to life visually in their new book.
The multi-award winning maps tell fascinating stories of animal behaviour such as how warblers seem to detect incoming storms, how baboons make decisions and why storks prefer rubbish dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons through the Everglades, a wolf traversing the Alps and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains.
For further information about the book, please see: http://wheretheanimalsgo.com/. There is also a review in the Washington Post.
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