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Mechanistic Home Range Analysis. (MPB-43)
Paul R. Moorcroft & Mark A. Lewis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix

CHAPTER 1: Introduction 1
1.1. Statistical Home Range Analysis 2
1.2. Mechanistic Home Range Analysis 4

CHAPTER 2: From Individual Behavior to Patterns of Space Use 7
2.1. Movement in One Dimension 8
2.2. Movement in Two Dimensions 12
2.3. Directed and Random Motion 13
2.4. Predicting Home Range Patterns 21
2.5. Summary 22

CHAPTER 3: A Simple Mechanistic Home Range Model 23
3.1. Model of Individual Movement Behavior 24
3.2. Characterizing the Movement Behavior of a Red Fox 27
3.3. Equations for Patterns of Space Use 30
3.4. Solving for Patterns of Space Use 31
3.5. Predicted Red Fox Home Range 33
3.6. Coyote Home Range Patterns 35
3.7. Summary 37

CHAPTER 4: A Model Based on Conspecific Avoidance 38
4.1. Model Formulation 39
4.2. Equations for Space Use 42
4.3. Empirical Evaluation of the Model 43
4.4. Summary 53

CHAPTER 5: Comparative Analysis of Home Range Patterns Predicted by the Conspecific Avoidance Model 55
5.1. Predicted Patterns of Space Use 55
5.2. Border versus Hinterland Scent Marking 60
5.3. The Distribution of Scent Marks along Boundaries 64
5.4. Summary 66

CHAPTER 6: Mathematical Analysis of the Conspecific Avoidance Model 67
6.1. Model Equations 67
6.2. Impact of the Scent-Marking Response 68
6.3. Existence of a Buffer Zone 72
6.4. Generalized Response Functions 74
6.5. Summary 78

ChAPTER 7: The Influence of Landscape and Resource Heterogeneity on Patterns of Space Use 79
7.1. Landscape Heterogeneity 79
7.2. Resource Heterogeneity and Foraging Behavior 82
7.3. Model Predictions 89
7.4. Summary 91

CHAPTER 8: Home Range Formation in the Absence of a Den Site 92
8.1. Model Formulation 92
8.2. Analysis 94
8.3. Summary 96

CHAPTER 9: Secondary Ecological Interactions 97
9.1. Wolf-Deer Interactions 97
9.2. Wolf-Coyote Interactions 100
9.3. Summary 103
10. Displacement Distances: Theory and Applications 104
10.1. The Minimum Convex Polygon Method 104
10.2. Mean-Absolute and Mean-Squared Displacement 110
10.3. Summary 114

CHAPTER 11: ESS Analysis of Movement Strategies: Analyzing the Functional Significance of Home Range Patterns 115
11.1. Evolutionarily Stable Movement Strategy for Interacting Wolf Packs 116
11.2. Analysis 119
11.3. Roles of Aggression and Signaling 126
11.4. Summary 128

CHAPTER 12: Future Directions and Synthesis 130

APPENDIXES
A: Derivation of the Fokker-Planck Equation for Space Use 137
B: Alternative Derivation of the Space Use Equation 139
C: Autocorrelation in Movement Direction 140
D: Estimating the Parameters of the Localizing Tendency Model 142
E: Movement with Attraction toward a Den 144
F: Model Fitting 149
G: Numerical Methods for Solving Space Use Equations 151
H: Displacement Distances 152
I: ESS Analysis Model Parameters 157

References 158
Index 169

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