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Integrated step selection analysis: bridging the gap between resource selection and animal movement
iSSA relies on simultaneously estimating movement and resource selection parameters, thus allowing simple likelihood‐based inference of resource selection within a mechanistic movement model and demonstrates the utility of iSSA as a general, flexible and user‐friendly approach for both evaluating a variety of ecological hypotheses, and predicting future ecological patterns.
Spatial memory and animal movement.
This work draws together research from several disciplines to understand the relationship between animal memory and movement processes, and frames the problem in terms of the characteristics, costs and benefits of memory as outlined in psychology and neuroscience.
Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements
Using a unique GPS-tracking database of 803 individuals across 57 species, it is found that movements of mammals in areas with a comparatively high human footprint were on average one-half to one-third the extent of their movements in area with a low human footprint.
Animal movement tools (amt): R package for managing tracking data and conducting habitat selection analyses
The R package amt (animal movement tools) is presented, that allows users to fit SSFs to data and to simulate space use of animals from fitted models and provides tools for managing telemetry data.
Environmental and individual drivers of animal movement patterns across a wide geographical gradient.
- Tal Avgar, Anna Mosser, Glen S. Brown, J. Fryxell
- Environmental ScienceThe Journal of animal ecology
It is shown that a great deal of observed variability in movement patterns across space and time can be attributed to local environmental conditions, with residual individual differences that may reflect spatial population structure.
An empirically parameterized individual based model of animal movement, perception, and memory
Space-use behaviour of woodland caribou based on a cognitive movement model.
The results support the notion that caribou rely on limited sensory inputs from their surroundings, as well as on long-term spatial memory, to make informed movement decisions, and demonstrate how sensory, memory and motion capacities may interact with ecological fitness covariates to influence movement decisions by free-ranging animals.
Animal movement affects interpretation of occupancy models from camera‐trap surveys of unmarked animals
Occupancy models are increasingly applied to data from wildlife camera-trap (CT) surveys to estimate distribution, habitat use, or relative abundance of unmarked animals. Fundamental to the occupancy…
On the adaptive benefits of mammal migration
Several alternate hypotheses for the evolution of migration in mammals based on improvements in energetic gain and mate-finding contrasted with reduction in energetic costs or the risk of predation and parasitism are reviewed.
Estimating utilization distributions from fitted step-selection functions
Habitat-selection analyses are often used to link environmental covariates, measured within some spatial domain of assumed availability, to animal location data that are assumed to be independent.…