Detecting spatiotemporal groups in relocation data with spatsoc

Authors: Alec Robitaille, Quinn Webber, Eric Vander Wal

spatsoc is the first R package from the Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab (WEEL) at Memorial University of Newfoundland and it recently went through rOpenSci software peer review. The package started as a single function written by Alec in 2017 to help answer some of the questions that Quinn and Eric were asking about how animal social structure is related to spatial processes. spatsoc was developed to build proximity based social association networks from GPS relocation data of animals.

Read the blog post for some great background explanations and a use case on a spatiotemporal grouping of bison: