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Paradigm Shifts in Wildlife Through Data Mining and Machine Learning

Posted by Heather Hinman on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 @ 07:53 AM

Machine learning is already widely established in the sciences and for global applications since many decades. It offers tremendous opportunities and new information, and can bring much progress to the sustainable management of natural resources and human well-being worldwide. But so far, it has been widely underused for science-based wildlife management questions, and which traditionally just ask very narrow and parsimonious questions; often applied just after the fact. Here I review the traditional wildlife analysis design, and how it compares to, and can be extended and updated with, machine learning methods.

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Topics: machine learning, wildlife