Modeling Movement

Analysis and Modeling of Movement of Tigers in Thailand

Through international interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of Thailand, MOVE Lab develops analytical approaches and simulation models to understand how tigers and leopards interact with their environment in their ecosystem in the Thailand Western Forest Complex. The aim is to increase our understanding of species resilience through the analysis and modeling of the conspecific and predator-predator interactions across a range of environmental conditions and levels of human impact. The outcomes of this study will contribute to better understanding, and ultimately prediction of the survivability and behavioral changes of tigers in a changing environment. This is especially important with the increase of human-wildlife interaction as a result of greater intensity of land-use change and urbanization.