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FLightR: an r package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers
Rakhimberdiev, E.; Saveliev, A.; Piersma, T.; Karagicheva, J. (2017). FLightR: an r package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers. Methods Ecol. Evol. 8(11): 1482-1487. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.12765
In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Wiley: Bognor Regis. ISSN 2041-2096; e-ISSN 2041-210X, more
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Author keywords
    bird migration; geolocators; movement ecology; solar geolocation; template fitting; tracking

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  • Rakhimberdiev, E., more
  • Saveliev, A.
  • Piersma, T., more
  • Karagicheva, J., more

Abstract
    1. Solar geolocators are relatively cheap and simple tools which are widely used to study the migration of animals,especially birds. The methods to estimate the geographic positions from the light-intensity patterns collectedby these loggers, however, are still under development.2. The accurate reconstruction of the annual schedules and movement patterns of individual animals requiresanalytical methods which provide estimates of daily locations, distances between the locations and the directionsof movement, withmeasures of their uncertainty.3. The new R package FLIGHTRmeets all these requirements. It enables refined and statistically validated estimationsof movement patterns of birds. Here, we present main features of this advanced package.

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