Animal Movement: Statistical Models for Telemetry Data by Mevin B. Hooten, Devin S. Johnson, Brett T. McClintock, Juan

By Mevin B. Hooten, Devin S. Johnson, Brett T. McClintock, Juan M. Morales

The examine of animal circulate has continuously been a key aspect in ecological technology, since it is inherently associated with serious strategies that scale from contributors to populations and groups to ecosystems. swift advancements in biotelemetry information assortment and processing expertise have given upward push to quite a few statistical equipment for characterizing animal circulation. The booklet serves as a accomplished reference for the kinds of statistical types used to check individual-based animal stream.

Animal Movement is a necessary reference for natural world biologists, quantitative ecologists, and statisticians who search a deeper realizing of recent animal flow types. a large choice of modeling techniques are reconciled within the e-book utilizing a constant notation. types are equipped into teams in keeping with how they deal with the underlying spatio-temporal technique of circulate. Connections between techniques are highlighted to permit the reader to shape a broader view of animal stream research and its institutions with conventional spatial and temporal statistical modeling.

After an preliminary review analyzing the position that animal move performs in ecology, a primer on spatial and temporal records offers a great starting place for the rest of the booklet. every one next bankruptcy outlines a basic kind of statistical version used in the modern research of telemetry info for animal flow inference. Descriptions commence with simple conventional types and sequentially increase to normal sessions of types in each one class. vital heritage and technical information for every classification of version are supplied, together with spatial aspect method types, discrete-time dynamic versions, and continuous-time stochastic technique types. The ebook additionally covers the fundamental components for the way to house a number of assets of uncertainty, equivalent to position mistakes and latent habit states. as well as thorough descriptions of animal move versions, adjustments and connections also are emphasised to supply a broader standpoint of approaches.

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