Caribou movement as a correlated random walk

  title={Caribou movement as a correlated random walk},
  author={C. M. Bergman and James A. Schaefer and Stuart N. Luttich},
Movement is a primary mechanism coupling animals to their environment, yet there exists little empirical analysis to test our theoretical knowledge of this basic process. We used correlated random walk (CRW) models and satellite telemetry to investigate long-distance movements of caribou, the most vagile, non-volant terrestrial vertebrate in the world. Individual paths of migratory and sedentary female caribou were quantified using measures of mean move length and angle, and net squared… CONTINUE READING