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The study of animal movement, once relegated to the margins of biological research, has shifted towards its center. In 2006 a group of scientists gathered at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem to sketch the outlines of a new approach that would simulate movement as one of the central features in the behavior of animals and the functioning of ecosystems. They called the new field “movement ecology.” The following year Wikelski and his colleagues started Movebank, a public database where scientists can share their animal tracking data. Animal trackers add about a million data points every day.

The Next Great Migration: The Beauty of Terror and Life on the Move, Chapter 8 (“The Wild Alien”)

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