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On August 5th-10th, Simona was at the Ecological Society of America 2018 Annual Meeting, where she presented the latest results from her research on Wood Storks, was involved as a mentor in the SEEDS program, and did a demo on analyzing tracking data at the Data HelpDesk.

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We will be starting our fourth raccoon field session in a few short weeks from the nights of 14 till 18 October. Would you like to volunteer and get valuable experience with wildlife? Contact us!

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A review of movement packages is on the way… We need your help with a survey!

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It was finally time to retrieve the last collar from the April raccoon session, which was carried around by Sleepy Hollow the Raccoon. With the help of the last GPS locations, and the VHF beacon embedded in the collar, we went to a likely spot for the collar. Everything indicated that the collar was near, but we just could not see it.…

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Raccoon season is over! Thirteen raccoons captured this time, and only one recapture, not counting possums, mosquitoes, and one python! Check out all the details!

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Monitoring raccoons with GPS collars is fun, but also challenging! Sometimes it is difficult to get a signal from the GPS collar to our base station to download data. This was the case with Arya the raccoon, who we had not gotten a download from since June 1st

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Our project is studying raccoons in south Florida. We are starting our study in Tree Tops Park. For now, our biggest focus is on home ranges of raccoons, which we monitor with GPS collars. Normally, Ma Barker is an easy raccoon to find…

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The paper on our rpostgis package is out in the R journal! This package provides an interface between R and PostGIS databases, with bidirectional transfer of both vector (points, lines, polygons) and raster data! Read more to get all the details!

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We contributed to the Special Issue of the Caribbean Naturalist on Endangered and Threatened Species of the Caribbean Region with a paper that provides the first-ever evidence of Wood Stork dispersal from the US to Mexico. Check it out!

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We are recruiting a Data Manager to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Biological Scientist in the lab. The Data Manager will be responsible for the group’s database system, and will assist with multiple projects investigating for instance animal fine-scale movement in urban areas, or migration and range dynamics in the context of climate change.

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