Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Mechanistic Home Range Analysis. (MPB-43) by Paul R. Moorcroft

Spatial patterns of movement are fundamental to the ecology of animal populations, influencing their social organization, mating systems, demography, and the spatial distribution of prey and competitors. However, our ability to understand the causes and consequences of animal home range patterns has been limited by the descriptive nature of the statistical models used to analyze them. In Mechanistic Home Range Analysis, Paul Moorcroft and Mark Lewis develop a radically new framework for studying animal home range patterns based on the analysis of correlated random work models for individual movement behavior. They use this framework to develop a series of mechanistic home range models for carnivore populations. The authors' analysis illustrates how, in contrast to traditional statistical home range models that merely describe pattern, mechanistic home range models can be used to discover the underlying ecological determinants of home range patterns observed in populations, make accurate predictions about how spatial distributions of home ranges will change following environmental or demographic disturbance, and analyze the functional significance of the movement strategies of individuals that give rise to observed patterns of space use. By providing researchers and graduate students of ecology and wildlife biology with a more illuminating way to analyze animal movement, Mechanistic Home Range Analysis will be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Buy Mechanistic Home Range Analysis. (MPB-43) by Paul R. Moorcroft from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780691009285
ISBN-10: 0691009287
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Mechanistic Home Range Analysis. (MPB-43) by Paul R. Moorcroft

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mechanistic Home Range Analysis. (MPB-43) book by Paul R. Moorcroft and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Paul R. Moorcroft

Paul R. Moorcroft is Associate Professor of Biology at Harvard University. Mark A. Lewis is Professor of Mathematics and Biology at the University of Alberta, where he holds a Senior Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology.