The Movement and Landscape Ecology Lab is a research group led by Dr Hamish Campbell in the Research Institute for Environment & Livelihoods (RIEL) at Charles Darwin University.
The lab uses and develops technologies and novel techniques for tracking the migration and dispersal of animals. The spatial movement information is integrated with remotely sensed environmental data and physiological variables to help understand the patterns, causes, and consequences of animal movement.
The lab is located in tropical northern Australia. Here we have access to near-pristine wetlands, savannahs, rainforest, unpolluted rivers, and tropical coastal seas. The, northern Australian environment is undergoing a period of change due to human-development, exotic species, and climate change. Animal movement is the glue that connects ecological processes, and our research helps to understand and better manage wildlife during this period of ecological adjustment.