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DOI 10.1016/j.jtbi.2020.110267
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) How range residency and long-range perception change encounter rates
Autor Martinez-Garcia, R.; Fleming, C.H.; Seppelt, R.; Fagan, W.F.; Calabrese, J.M.
Quelle Journal of Theoretical Biology
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Department CLE; OESA
Band/Volume 498
Seite von art. 110267
Sprache englisch
Keywords Ecological theory; Encounter rates; Movement ecology; Home ranges
Abstract Encounter rates link movement strategies to intra- and inter-specific interactions, and therefore translate individual movement behavior into higher-level ecological processes. Indeed, a large body of interacting population theory rests on the law of mass action, which can be derived from assumptions of Brownian motion in an enclosed container with exclusively local perception. These assumptions imply completely uniform space use, individual home ranges equivalent to the population range, and encounter dependent on movement paths actually crossing. Mounting empirical evidence, however, suggests that animals use space non-uniformly, occupy home ranges substantially smaller than the population range, and are often capable of nonlocal perception. Here, we explore how these empirically supported behaviors change pairwise encounter rates. Specifically, we derive novel analytical expressions for encounter rates under Ornstein-Uhlenbeck motion, which features non-uniform space use and allows individual home ranges to differ from the population range. We compare OU-based encounter predictions to those of Reflected Brownian Motion, from which the law of mass action can be derived. For both models, we further explore how the interplay between the scale of perception and home range size affects encounter rates. We find that neglecting realistic movement and perceptual behaviors can lead to systematic, non-negligible biases in encounter-rate predictions.
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Martinez-Garcia, R., Fleming, C.H., Seppelt, R., Fagan, W.F., Calabrese, J.M. (2020):
How range residency and long-range perception change encounter rates
J. Theor. Biol. 498 , art. 110267 10.1016/j.jtbi.2020.110267