# Analyzing insect movement as a correlated random walk

@article{Kareiva1983AnalyzingIM, title={Analyzing insect movement as a correlated random walk}, author={Peter Kareiva and Nanako Shigesada}, journal={Oecologia}, year={1983}, volume={56}, pages={234-238} }

SummaryThis paper develops a procedure for quantifying movement sequences in terms of move length and turning angle probability distributions. By assuming that movement is a correlated random walk, we derive a formula that relates expected square displacements to the number of consecutive moves. We show this displacement formula can be used to highlight the consequences of different searching behaviors (i.e. different probability distributions of turning angles or move lengths). Observations of…

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