Identification of Sustainable Locations in Pigeon Flights using Flow Simulation Method

Margarita Zaleshina, Alexander Zaleshin

Abstract

Navigation behaviour in nature is based on data obtained from perception of the terrain where movement occurs. The aim of this work is to study the influence of visual factors on the flight of birds over medium distances (about 10 km). In this study, we propose a method for probabilistic analysis of pigeon flights over combined countryside and urban terrain, based on surface flow simulation. Z-value – an altitude analogue that describes the characteristic gradient of the flow – is calculated as a function of "landscape complexity" based on the density of significant landscape objects. The calculated probabilistic model is compared with data on GPS-tracks of untrained and trained pigeons. As a result, significant features of terrain that determine sustainable locations in pigeon flights are identified. In the study, visual characteristics of the territories over which pigeons flew are calculated using remote sensing data from open sources, and spatial data are processed using the geographical information system QGIS.

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Zaleshina M. and Zaleshin A. (2020). Identification of Sustainable Locations in Pigeon Flights using Flow Simulation Method.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM, ISBN 978-989-758-397-1, pages 535-541. DOI: 10.5220/0009000305350541


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@conference{icpram20,
author={Margarita Zaleshina and Alexander Zaleshin},
title={Identification of Sustainable Locations in Pigeon Flights using Flow Simulation Method},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM,},
year={2020},
pages={535-541},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009000305350541},
isbn={978-989-758-397-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - Volume 1: ICPRAM,
TI - Identification of Sustainable Locations in Pigeon Flights using Flow Simulation Method
SN - 978-989-758-397-1
AU - Zaleshina M.
AU - Zaleshin A.
PY - 2020
SP - 535
EP - 541
DO - 10.5220/0009000305350541