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Using step and path selection functions for estimating resistance to movement: Pumas as a case study

Author(s):

Kevin McGarigal
Paul Beier
T. Winston Vickers
Walter M. Boyce

Year:

2015

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Landscape Ecology. 31: 1319-1335.

Description

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.

Citation

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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