This project will look at home range estimation for wildlife, which involves estimating the area that an animal occupies from satellite tracking data. The goal is to look at how home ranges can be estimated using concave hulls in a geographic information system (GIS). More specifically, this project will show how areas of the concave hulls are computed in a GIS (using a trapezoid-based algorithm) and how the area could be computed using calculus-based integrals.
- integration techniques and computational methods (Neuhauser, Claudia. ‘Calculus for Biology and Medicine’. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 282-348)