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    Author(s): Katherine A. Zeller; Kevin McGarigal; Samuel A. Cushman; Paul Beier; T. Winston Vickers; Walter M. Boyce
    Date: 2015
    Source: Landscape Ecology. 31: 1319-1335.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    GPS telemetry collars and their ability to acquire accurate and consistently frequent locations have increased the use of step selection functions (SSFs) and path selection functions (PathSFs) for studying animal movement and estimating resistance. However, previously published SSFs and PathSFs often do not accommodate multiple scales or multiscale modeling.

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    Zeller, Katherine A.; McGarigal, Kevin; Cushman, Samuel A.; Beier, Paul; Vickers, T. Winston; Boyce, Walter M. 2015. Using step and path selection functions for estimating resistance to movement: Pumas as a case study. Landscape Ecology. 31: 1319-1335.


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    puma concolor, resistance surface, connectivity, corridors, wildlife, multi-scale habitat modeling

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