University of Konstanz VTK course
Since early November, three University of Konstanz masters students have been working with the Herd Hover project as part of their intensive course on collective behaviour. Liliana, Kathy and Nadim have gained experience with all stages of data processing and analysis, including annotating drone footage, reviewing and correcting pre-processed tracks, and planning and executing their own analyses of our zebra data.
Earlier this month they gave a short presentation on their project, in which they classified distinct herd “shapes”, used a Markov Chain analysis to quantify transition probabilities between states, and investigated individual-level behaviors that drive these group-level phenomena. We’ve greatly enjoyed working with them and look forward to reading their final reports at the end of January!