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New Publication in Nature Communications

Herd Hover team members Blair Costelloe and Iain Couzin have a new open access paper out today in Nature Communications. The piece, “Perspectives in machine learning for wildlife conservation” reviews various types of sensors that generate big data in wildlife ecology and conservation, and recent efforts to apply machine learning to this data to generate actionable insights. Looking forward, the authors call for close collaboration between computer scientists and ecologists to combine novel machine learning approaches with ecological domain knowledge to tackle big challenges in animal ecology and conservation.

Blair is a lead author on the paper along with Devis Tuia (EPFL), Benjamin Kellenberger (EPFL) and Sara Beery (Caltech). Mike Costelloe contributed to the design and execution of the figures.

A figure from the paper, illustrating how common machine learning tasks can be applied to ecological data.

A figure from the paper, illustrating how common machine learning tasks can be applied to ecological data.