Introducing sftrack: A framework for movement data in R

Matthew Boone, Rocio Joo, Mathieu Basille
Ecology Society of America conference 2020

History of movement data


  • Tracking data
    • discrete points
    • home range analysis, resource selection functions, etc…
  • Movement data
    • series of steps
    • Hidden-Markov Models, step selection functions, etc…

History of movement data


  • Proliferation of study in the last 20 years.
  • Devices: gps, satellite, accelerometer, light loggers, cameras, telemetry, etc…
  • Data sizes increasing rapidly with more sensors