Extracting information from archived pictures for a patch dynamics study in the Asturian rocky shore (RPP18)

The students will extract spatial information from 2-year, monthly time-series pictures of exposed intertidal surfaces to document the patch dynamics of the different populations. These data have been obtained during the European, BIODIVERSA project PERCEBES, that addresses the recovery of exploited stalked barnacle populations. Data extraction will be done using the Geographic Information System QGIS. The students will learn to manipulate spatial layers, and to perform simple spatial operations.

QGIS is freely available. However, it is a bulky program which requires a decent computer. The students should first make sure that it runs in their computers.

Additional costs to be covered by the student: