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Movement ecology

/ˈmuːvmənt ɪˈkɒləʤi/

Gaelic

Eag-eòlas gluasaid

Irish

Éiceolaíocht gluaiseachta

Authors

Hamshya Rajkumar

Languages

English

Location

Ravenscraig

See Also

Land Nature
Movement ecology provides a framework for understanding how animals move through their environment and how this movement shapes their behavior, physiology, and ecology.

Further Reading

Movement is the glue that ties ecological processes together by Francesca Cagnacci et al., [paper, 2010]

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I learned this while studying a MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation and it tickled my memories as an architecture student and my body as a dancer.

Movement ecology is a cross-disciplinary field. Its main aim is to quantitatively describe and understand how movement relates to individual and population-level processes for resource acquisition and, ultimately, survival.

 

Dh’ ionnsaich mi seo fhad ‘s a bha mi a’ sgrùdadh MSc Bith-eòlas & Glèidhteachas Fiath-bheathaichean agus chuir e tiog air na cuimhneachain agam mar oileanach ailtireachd agus mo bhodhaig mar dhannsair.

Tha eag-eòlas gluasaid na raon tar-chuspaireil. Is e a phrìomh amas cunntas cainneachdail agus tuigse fhaighinn air mar a tha gluasad a’ buntainn ri pròiseasan fa leth agus ìre sluaigh airson togail ghoireasan agus, aig a’ cheann thall, mairsinn beò.

Media

Image: Philip Houston

Questions & Provocations

How can ecological theory combine with architectural discourse to create a design framework which promotes biodiversity, human well-being, and ecological resilience?
Hamshya Rajkumar