publication . Article . 2015

Ant-App-DB: a smart solution for monitoring arthropods activities, experimental data management and solar calculations without GPS in behavioral field studies

Zeeshan Ahmed; Saman Zeeshan; Pauline Fleischmann; Wolfgang Rössler; Thomas Dandekar;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: F1000Research (issn: 2046-1402, Copyright policy)
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Abstract
<ns4:p>Field studies on arthropod ecology and behaviour require simple and robust monitoring tools, preferably with direct access to an integrated database. We have developed and here present a database tool allowing smart-phone based monitoring of arthropods. This smart phone application provides an easy solution to collect, manage and process the data in the field which has been a very difficult task for field biologists using traditional methods. To monitor our example species, the desert ant <ns4:italic>Cataglyphis fortis</ns4:italic>, we considered behavior, nest search runs, feeding habits and path segmentations including detailed information on solar posi...
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free text keywords: Behavioral Ecology, Medicine, R, Science, Q, Software Tool Article, Articles, Arthropod behaviour, behavioural ecology, Data collection, GPS/GIS, Android, Tracking, XML, computer.internet_protocol, computer, Software, business.industry, business, Global Positioning System, User Friendly, Android (operating system), Database, computer.software_genre, Biology, Neuroscience, Java, computer.programming_language, Data extraction, Data management
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5 Palumbo MJ Johnson SA Mundim FM: Harnessing smartphones for ecological education, research, and outreach.Bull Ecol Soc Am.2012;93:390–393 10.1890/0012-9623-93.4.390 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

6 Price S Davies P Farr W: Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application.Br J Educ Technol.2012;45(1):160–170 10.1111/bjet.12000 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

7 Aanensen DM Huntley DM Feil EJ: EpiCollect: linking smartphones to web applications for epidemiology, ecology and community data collection.PLoS One.2009;4(9):e6968. 10.1371/journal.pone.0006968 19756138 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

8 Lwin KK Murayama Y: Web-based GIS system for real-time field data collection using a personal mobile phone.J Geogr Inf Sys.2011;3:382–389 10.4236/jgis.2011.34037 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

9 Petrov IZ: Distribution of species of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 (Formicidae, Hymenoptera) in Yugoslavia.Arh boil Na uka.1986;38:11–12 Reference Source

10 Müller M Wehner R: Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.1988;85(14):5287–5290. 10.1073/pnas.85.14.5287 16593958 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11 Lebhardt F Koch J Ronacher B: The polarization compass dominates over idiothetic cues in path integration of desert ants.J Exp Biol.2012;215(Pt 3):526–535. 10.1242/jeb.060475 22246261 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

12 Steck K Hansson BS Knaden M: Smells like home: Desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, use olfactory landmarks to pinpoint the nest.Front Zool.2009;6:5. 10.1186/1742-9994-6-5 19250516 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

13 Wehner R: Desert ant navigation: How miniature brains solve complex tasks.J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol.2003;189(8):579–588. 10.1007/s00359-003-0431-1 12879352 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

14 Agre PE: Computational research on interaction and agency.Arti Inte.1995;72(1–2):1–52 10.1016/0004-3702(94)00054-5 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

15 Beer RD: A dynamical systems perspective on agent-environment interaction.Arti Inte.1995;72(1–2):173–215 10.1016/0004-3702(94)00005-L [DOI]

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Abstract
<ns4:p>Field studies on arthropod ecology and behaviour require simple and robust monitoring tools, preferably with direct access to an integrated database. We have developed and here present a database tool allowing smart-phone based monitoring of arthropods. This smart phone application provides an easy solution to collect, manage and process the data in the field which has been a very difficult task for field biologists using traditional methods. To monitor our example species, the desert ant <ns4:italic>Cataglyphis fortis</ns4:italic>, we considered behavior, nest search runs, feeding habits and path segmentations including detailed information on solar posi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Behavioral Ecology, Medicine, R, Science, Q, Software Tool Article, Articles, Arthropod behaviour, behavioural ecology, Data collection, GPS/GIS, Android, Tracking, XML, computer.internet_protocol, computer, Software, business.industry, business, Global Positioning System, User Friendly, Android (operating system), Database, computer.software_genre, Biology, Neuroscience, Java, computer.programming_language, Data extraction, Data management
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42 references, page 1 of 3

1 Dufau S Duñabeitia JA Moret-Tatay C: Smart phone, smart science: how the use of smartphones can revolutionize research in cognitive science.PLoS One.2011;206(9):e24974. 10.1371/journal.pone.0024974 21980370 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

2 Teacher AG Griffiths DJ Hodgson DJ: Smartphones in ecology and evolution: a guide for the app-rehensive.Ecol Evol.2013;3(16):5268–5278. 10.1002/ece3.888 24455154 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

3 Silvertown J: A new dawn for citizen science.Trends Ecol Evol.2009;24(9):467–471. 10.1016/j.tree.2009.03.017 195 86682 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

4 Conrad CC Hilchey KG: A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities.Environ Monit Assess.2011;176(1–4):273–291. 10.1007/s10661-010-1582-5 20640506 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

5 Palumbo MJ Johnson SA Mundim FM: Harnessing smartphones for ecological education, research, and outreach.Bull Ecol Soc Am.2012;93:390–393 10.1890/0012-9623-93.4.390 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

6 Price S Davies P Farr W: Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application.Br J Educ Technol.2012;45(1):160–170 10.1111/bjet.12000 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

7 Aanensen DM Huntley DM Feil EJ: EpiCollect: linking smartphones to web applications for epidemiology, ecology and community data collection.PLoS One.2009;4(9):e6968. 10.1371/journal.pone.0006968 19756138 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

8 Lwin KK Murayama Y: Web-based GIS system for real-time field data collection using a personal mobile phone.J Geogr Inf Sys.2011;3:382–389 10.4236/jgis.2011.34037 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

9 Petrov IZ: Distribution of species of the genus Cataglyphis Foerster, 1850 (Formicidae, Hymenoptera) in Yugoslavia.Arh boil Na uka.1986;38:11–12 Reference Source

10 Müller M Wehner R: Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.1988;85(14):5287–5290. 10.1073/pnas.85.14.5287 16593958 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

11 Lebhardt F Koch J Ronacher B: The polarization compass dominates over idiothetic cues in path integration of desert ants.J Exp Biol.2012;215(Pt 3):526–535. 10.1242/jeb.060475 22246261 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

12 Steck K Hansson BS Knaden M: Smells like home: Desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, use olfactory landmarks to pinpoint the nest.Front Zool.2009;6:5. 10.1186/1742-9994-6-5 19250516 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

13 Wehner R: Desert ant navigation: How miniature brains solve complex tasks.J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol.2003;189(8):579–588. 10.1007/s00359-003-0431-1 12879352 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

14 Agre PE: Computational research on interaction and agency.Arti Inte.1995;72(1–2):1–52 10.1016/0004-3702(94)00054-5 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

15 Beer RD: A dynamical systems perspective on agent-environment interaction.Arti Inte.1995;72(1–2):173–215 10.1016/0004-3702(94)00005-L [DOI]

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Ant-App-DB: a smart solution for monitoring arthropods activities, experimental data management and solar calculations without GPS in behavioral field studies

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