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Prediction of homing pigeon flight paths using Gaussian processes

Abstract:

Studies of avian navigation are making increasing use of miniature Global Positioning Satellite devices, to regularly record the position of birds in flight with high spatial and temporal resolution. I suggest a novel approach to analysing the data sets pro- duced in these experiments, focussing on studies of the domesticated homing pigeon (Columba Livia) in the local, familiar area. Using Gaussian processes and Bayesian inference as a mathematical foundation I develop and apply a statistical...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning (Engineering), OxNav (Zoology)
Oxford college:
Oriel College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:bf6c3fb5-5208-4dfe-aa0a-6e6da45c0d87
Local pid:
ora:4121

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