Site fidelity of female caribou at multiple spatial scales

  title={Site fidelity of female caribou at multiple spatial scales},
  author={James A. Schaefer and C. M. Bergman and Stuart N. Luttich},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Studies of site fidelity have been hampered by arbitrary designations of spatial scale and the lack of null models for comparison. We generated null expectations of fidelity at different scales from the distribution of radio-tracked animals in a population. We applied the models to space use of satellite-tracked caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), the most vagile nonvolant terrestrial animal, from populations representing sedentary and migratory ecotypes. We compared distances between… CONTINUE READING
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