Animal Ecology

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Animal ecology concerns the relationships of individuals to their environments, including physical factors and other organisms, and the consequences of these relationships for evolution, population growth and regulation, interactions between species, the composition of biological communities, and energy flow and nutrient cycling through the ecosystem. From the standpoint of population, the individual organism is the fundamental unit of ecology. Factors influencing the survival and reproductive success of individuals form the basis for under-standing population processes. |

There is increasing demand for efficient ways to process large volumes of data from visual-based remote-technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in ecology and conservation, with machine learning methods representing a promising avenue to address varying user demands. Here, we evaluated current trends in how machine learning and UAVs are used to process imagery data for detecting animals and vegetation across habitats, placing emphasis on their utility for endangered species. Importance of machine learning for enhancing ecological studies using information-rich imagery | Antoine M. Dujon, Gail Schofield