animal migration

A globe showing the view of the arctic and north America with animal migration tracks mapped out.

Big Data and Animal Migration

Mark Altaweel

Scientists are utilizing big data techniques that leverage modern GPS and tracking capabilities and can be combined with machine learning techniques to gain a better understanding of how animals migrate globally.

A herd of caribou swims across the Noatak River in Alaska, heading south for the winter. Photo: NPS, Noatak National Preserve, Alaska, public domain.

New Maps For Ungulate Migration Routes Across the Western U.S.

Katarina Samurović

Federal and state wildlife biologists have come together to create a unique map of ungulate migrations across the American West.

Animated Map Shows Animal and Bird Migrations

Elizabeth Borneman

Scientists modelled animal migrations based on global climate change patterns and created a map that showed potential future migrations of different species in North, Central, and South America.

Modeled optimal September navigation routes for hypothetical ships seeking to cross the Arctic Ocean between the North Atlantic (Rotterdam, The Netherlands and St. John’s, Newfoundland) and the Pacific (Bering Strait) during consecutive years 2006–2015 and 2040–2059. Source: Smith and Stephenson, 2013.

The Impacts of Arctic Melt Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Elizabeth Borneman

In an article published in Global Change Biology, a group of researchers examines what is happening to animal migration when the Pacific and Atlantic oceans merge owing to Arctic melt.

Caused by Monarch butterflies in flight?

Mass Movements So Large You Can See Them on Radar

Caitlin Dempsey

The U.S. National Weather Service in Saint Louse, Missouri recently reported that a butterfly shaped pattern on its radar was the result of... butterflies.

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