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Parsimonious test of dynamic interaction

Chisholm, S; Stein, AB; Jordan, NR; Hubel, TM; Shawe-Taylor, J; Fearn, T; McNutt, JW; ... Hailes, S; + view all (2019) Parsimonious test of dynamic interaction. Ecology and Evolution , 9 (4) pp. 1654-1664. 10.1002/ece3.4805. Green open access

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Abstract

In recent years, there have been significant advances in the technology used to col‐ lect data on the movement and activity patterns of humans and animals. GPS units, which form the primary source of location data, have become cheaper, more accu‐ rate, lighter and less power‐hungry, and their accuracy has been further improved with the addition of inertial measurement units. The consequence is a glut of geospa‐ tial time series data, recorded at rates that range from one position fix every several hours (to maximize system lifetime) to ten fixes per second (in high dynamic situa‐ tions). Since data of this quality and volume have only recently become available, the analytical methods to extract behavioral information from raw position data are at an early stage of development. An instance of this lies in the analysis of animal move‐ ment patterns. When investigating solitary animals, the timing and location of in‐ stances of avoidance and association are important behavioral markers. In this paper, a novel analytical method to detect avoidance and association between individuals is proposed; unlike existing methods, assumptions about the shape of the territories or the nature of individual movement are not needed. Simulations demonstrate that false positives (type I error) are rare (1%–3%), which means that the test rarely sug‐ gests that there is an association if there is none.

Type: Article
Title: Parsimonious test of dynamic interaction
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4805
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4805
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Keywords: African wild dogs, analysis, association, avoidance theory, ecology, GPS, leopards, permutations, statistics
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10069651
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