About Space Use Ecology

Spatial ecology is the study of how landscape characteristics influence the distribution and movement of organisms within their environment.

The Spatial Use Ecology Gateway (SEG) enables researchers, students and wildlife managers to upload biotelemetry data, typically GPS readings, and construct home ranges that allow them to interpret animal space use. Applications of the SEG can include classroom projects, basic research into problems in wildlife ecology, environmental impact studies and mitigation of adverse outcomes such as habitat fragmentation or increased human-wildlife interaction resulting from new development.

The SEG insulates users from the underlying computational details so that they can focus on their science rather than mastering the technology.

The SEG is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation (OAC-2104104) to the University of California, San Diego with sub-awards to Arizona State University and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.