, Volume 3, Issue 3-4, pp 217-227

Quantifying scale-dependent effects of animal movement with simple percolation models

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Abstract

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.

The submitted manuscript has been authored by a contractor of the U.S. Government under contract No. DE-AC05-84OLR21400. Accordingly, the U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contri- bution, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.