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- 3Step Selection
- 2Animal Movement
- 2Movement Ecology
- 2Resource Selection
- 1Amazon Rainforest
- 1Behavioral Ecology
A resource selection function is a model of the likelihood that an available spatial unit will be used by an animal, given its resource value. But how do we appropriately define availability? Step selection analysis deals with this problem at the scale of the observed positional data, by matching...
Step selection techniques uncover the environmental predictors of space use patterns in flocks of Amazonian birdsDownload
Understanding the behavioral decisions behind animal movement and space use patterns is a key challenge for behavioral ecology. Tools to quantify these patterns from movement and animal–habitat interactions are vital for transforming ecology into a predictive science. This is particularly...
Identifying behavioral mechanisms that underlie observed movement patterns is difficult when animals employ sophisticated cognitive‐based strategies. Such strategies may arise when timing of return visits is important, for instance to allow for resource renewal or territorial patrolling. We...