Environmental and Ecological Statistics

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 27–38 | Cite as

An animal movement model incorporating home range and habitat selection

  • Aaron Christ
  • Jay Ver Hoef
  • Dale L. Zimmerman


Wildlife biologists are often interested in how an animal uses space and the habitat resources within that space. We propose a single model that estimates an animal’s home range and habitat selection parameters within that range while accounting for the inherent autocorrelation in frequently sampled telemetry data. The model is applied to brown bear telemetry data in southeast Alaska.


Brown bear GPS telemetry Markov chain Monte Carlo Resource selection function Utilization distribution Vector autoregression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Christ
    • 1
  • Jay Ver Hoef
    • 2
  • Dale L. Zimmerman
    • 3
  1. 1.Alaska Department of Fish and GameAnchorageUSA
  2. 2.National Marine Mammal LaboratorySeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Statistics and Actuarial ScienceUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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