Emerging Network-Based Tools in Movement Ecology

Jacoby, David and Freeman, Robin (2016) Emerging Network-Based Tools in Movement Ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31 (4). pp. 301-314. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

New technologies have vastly increased the available data on animal movement and behaviour. Consequently, new methods deciphering the spatial and temporal interactions between individuals and their environments are vital. Network analyses offer a powerful suite of tools to disentangle the complexity within these dynamic systems, and we review these tools, their application, and how they have generated new ecological and behavioural insights. We suggest that network theory can be used to model and predict the influence of ecological and environmental parameters on animal movement, focusing on spatial and social connectivity, with fundamental implications for conservation. Refining how we construct and randomise spatial networks at different temporal scales will help to establish network theory as a prominent, hypothesis-generating tool in movement ecology.

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Journal Article
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Trends in Ecology and Evolution
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165461
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03 Feb 2022 15:10
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Published
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