Quantifying scale-dependent effects of animal movement with simple percolation models
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- Gardner, R.H., O'Neill, R.V., Turner, M.G. et al. Landscape Ecol (1989) 3: 217. doi:10.1007/BF00131540
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A simple model of animal movement on random and patterned landscapes was used to explore the problems of extrapolating information across a range of spatial scales. Simulation results indicate that simple relation- ships between pattern and process will produce a variety of scale-dependent effects. These theoretical studies can be used to design experiments for determining the nature of scale-dependent processes and to estimate parameters for extrapolating information across scales.