Estimating Utilization Distributions With Kernel Versus Local Convex Hull Methods

  title={Estimating Utilization Distributions With Kernel Versus Local Convex Hull Methods},
  author={Nathanael I. Lichti and Robert Swihart},
Estimates of utilization distributions (UDs) are used in analyses of home-range area, habitat and resource selection, and social interactions. We simulated data from 12 parent UDs, representing 3 series of increasingly intense space-use patterns (clustering of points around a home site, restriction of locations to a network of nodes and corridors, and dominance of a central hole in the UD) and compared the ability of kernel density estimation (KDE) and local convex hull (LCH) construction to… CONTINUE READING
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