218 Canada lynx were reintroduced to the San Juan Mountains between 1999 and 2006 with VHF/Argos collars. © Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Animal movement is a driving factor underlying many ecological processes including disease transmission, extinction risk and range shifts. Understanding why, when and how animals traverse a landscape can provide much needed information for landscape-level conservation and management practices.
theoretical underpinnings for modelling animal movement were developed about seventy years ago. Technological developments followed, with radio-collars initially deployed on large mammals such as grizzly bears and elk. We can now monitor animal movement of a wide variety of species, including those as small as a honeybee, at an unprecedented temporal and spatial scale.
However, location-based data sets are often time consuming and costly to collect. For many species, especially those that are rare and elusive, pre-existing data sets may be the only viable data source to inform management decisions.
Posted in Conservation and management, Methods papers |
Tagged animal movement, Argos Data, Argos satellite, B-Splines, Basis Functions, Canada Lynx, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, conservation, Ecological Management, ecology, Endangered Species, Functional Data Analysis, Functional Movement Models, Generalised Additive Models, Integrated Population Models, Linear Regression, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Population Ecology, Reintroduction Program, San Juan Mountains, Satellite remote sensing, telemetry, VHF Data, VHF/Argos Telemetry Collar |
Issue 6.3 is now online!
The March issue of Methods is now online!
We have three freely available Applications articles in this issue. Anyone can access these with no subscription required and no charge to download.
TR8: This R package was built to provide plant scientists with a simple tool for retrieving plant functional traits from freely accessible online traitbases.
StereoMorph: A new R package for the rapid and accurate collection of 3D landmarks and curves using two standard digital cameras.
MotionMeerkat: A new standalone program that identifies motion events from a video stream. This tool reduces the time needed to review videos and accommodates a variety of inputs.
This month we have a total of FIVE Open Access articles. That makes eight articles in this issue of Methods in Ecology and Evolution that you can read for free!
Posted in Journal updates, Methods papers |
Tagged Acoustic Habitats, Argos satellite, Baleen Whales, digital cameras, ecology, evolution, Genotyping, Hoverfly, Issue 6.3, methods, Microsatellite, Molecular Ecology, MotionMeerket, open access, phylogenetics, R package, Spatial Ecology, Species Richness, StereoMorph, Tagging studies, TR8 |