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Among ecologists, movement is on the move. Over the past decade or so, a growing number of researchers have begun to focus their attention on how and why individual animals move across landscapes through time. Research programs come and go, and there is no way of knowing how long this new filed of movement ecology will retain its promise or what new forms it might take. Nonetheless the emergence of this approach to studying animals and landscapes can tell us something about the way scientific practices and conceptions of the animal are changing in an era of Big Data and of growing concerns about the impact of humanity on global ecological processes.1
Originally published in LA+ © 2016 School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Reproduced with permission.
Benson, E. S. (2016). Movement Ecology and the Minimal Animal. LA+, Simulation (4), 30-33. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/hss_papers/37
Date Posted: 19 February 2019