ANIMAL SPACE USE: Memory Effects, Scaling Complexity, and Biophysical Model Coherence

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ISBN: 9781457541803
336 pages

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ISBN: 9781457544125
336 pages

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How to make sense of animal movement and population dynamics, which typically is influenced by effects of spatial memory and multi-scaled space use? Whether you are studying GPS relocations or estimating population abundance, a realistic model depends on realistic assumptions. In this book you are introduced to a biophysical perspective on animal space use. The presentations include more than 100 illustrations, some basic concepts of statistical mechanics and a range of thought-provoking ideas. Step-by-step the book leads you towards a broadened theoretical toolbox for ecological inference.

From my blog:

Analysis of intra-home range space use vs. resource availability – the alternative approach: The traditional density of fixes pr. subsection of home range (open symbols) shows a weaker correlation with the actual soil fertility in comparison to the 1/CSSU index (filled symbols). The latter indicates a strong affinity to habitat patches that offered the best forage for the sheep.

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Excerpt

PREFACE

A preface normally presents a brief background for a book’s content. The present outline is more extensive. Given the theoretical challenge with respect to making sense of animal space use in a realistic and coherent manner, I have chosen to enlarge this section in two directions. First, some basic memory- and scale-related concepts are described. Second, some main points from each chapter are outlined and given some introductory comments. Hopefully, these enlargements of the preface will provide a valuable theoretical preparation to the main body of the book. It should in fact be read as an introduction to the introduction.

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