Animal Movement in Confined Space: from Space Use Patterns to Epidemic Spread

8 December 2013, 5.30 PM - 8 December 2013, 5.30 PM

6 – 8 December 2013

In many instances animal movement is confined either because the extent of the space available is limited or because competition with other individuals generates an effective spatial constraint. Despite the ubiquity of animals interacting with confining features of the landscape and among themselves, there is a patchy understanding of how movement of individuals is affected by the finiteness of space. This international workshop will provide a forum to discuss the latest developments and the future directions of such an important topic in animal movement research. The workshop is part of a collaborative research programme to address issues of global significance that include species invasion and epidemic spread, and aims at fostering exchange of ideas between experimentalists and theoreticians working at the interface of ecology, biology, computer science, mathematics and physics.

Registration is £35 per day and includes lunch as well as tea and coffee breaks. Registration deadline is Friday 8 November 2013.