News – archive

Course on Data Management

An intense one-week course with a mix of technical lectures and hands-on exercises to handle and manipulate spatial data typically used in Movement and Population Ecology will be held at the Campus at Fondazione Edmund Mach, via Mach 1, San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy, between mountains and vineyards (http://www.fmach.it/eng) Dates:...

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AfriMove Project is born!

The AfriMove project is born! It aims to investigate the movement ecology of African wildlife. EuroUngulates has offered support in the founding phase of AfriMove, and is recognised as an initiative with common intents to AfriMove. Although the initiatives are fully independent, AfriMove and EuroUngulates coordinators may sign the respective agreements, to...

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New covariate: Vegetation Phenology

The mean growing season period of vegetation is defined by use the satellite-derived phenology computed on the long-term average of 10-day MODIS NDVI at 1 km resolution. Phenology was extracted using the SPIRITS software applied to the historical average of the smoothed NDVI over the period 2013-2016. The following key...

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X EURODEER meeting announced

The 8th EURODEER meeting has been announced! It will be held on 24th – 27th of June 2018 in Stelvio National Park Visitor Centre, Sondrio Province, Italy. This is a fantastic area in the core of the Alps - and yet relatively easily reachable (i.e., not too far from Milan)....

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New EURODEER paper accepted

The paper "Truly sedentary? The multi-range tactic as a response to resource heterogeneity and unpredictability in a large herbivore", with Ophelie Couriot as corresponding author, has just been accepted for publication in Oecologia. This is #7 of the Eurodeer paper series! Congrats to all co-authors!...

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New EURODEER documentation

A complete documentation of the EURODEER project, and particularly of the EURODEER database, is now available on the GitHub project pages. The most relevant document is the EURODEER USER GUIDE. In addition you have a DATABASE DICTIONARY with the description of all the objects of the EURODEER database (schema, tables,...

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EURODEER logo

EURUNGULATES, EURODEER, EUREDDEER and EUROBOAR have now an official logo! They reflect the nature of connected project but with focus on different species. Visit the Logos page to downloaf the logos in different format if you want to use them in reports, proposals, links on internet or on social networks....

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New covariate: EU-DEM

EURODEER database now integrates a new layer with elevation data. The EU-DEM is a raster dataset with elevations with a resolution of about 30 metre over Europe. The EU-DEM dataset is a realisation of the Copernicus programme, managed by the European Commission. The EU-DEM is a hybrid product based on...

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New covariate: forest density

EURODEER database now integrates a new layer with information on tree cover density. The source is Copernicus High Resolution layer (HRL) Forest data layers, specifically the Tree cover Density (TCD) product. The HRLs are produced from 20 m resolution satellite imagery through a combination of automatic processing and interactive rule...

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New covariate: Corine Land Cover 2012

The land cover data sets available in EURODEER that included data from 1990, 2000 and 2006 at 100 m resolution have been extended with Corine Land Cover data set for 2012 (both as raseter 100 m resolution and as vector). It is a consistent inventory of land cover over the...

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Database upgrade

We upgraded our database, moving from PostgreSQL 9.3 to PostgreSQL 9.5 and from PostGIS 2.1.3 to PostGIS 2.3.2. Pl/R now makes use of R 3.3.0 (it was 2.15.1). This should have limited impact on EURODEER users, but old versions of PgAdmin3 might return warning messages when connected with the new database. In this case...

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