Dave L. Swain

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Remote monitoring of animal behaviour in the environment can assist in managing both the animal and its environmental impact. GPS collars which record animal locations with high temporal frequency allow researchers to monitor both animal behaviour and interactions with the environment. These ground-based sensors can be combined with remotely-sensed(More)
Understanding how animal social relationships are created, maintained and severed has ecological and evolutionary significance. Animal social relationships are inferred from observations of interactions between animals; the pattern of interaction over time indicates the existence (or absence) of a social relationship. Autonomous behavioural recording(More)
Traditional methods of variance component estimation for traits under maternal influence consist of partitioning the variance into direct additive genetic, maternal additive genetic, permanent maternal environmental, and error variance components. This partitioning is based on the assumption that each calf is nurtured and fed exclusively by its own dam.(More)
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