Animal Movements in Home Range
We define the home range of an animal or population to be the area or volume over which it normally travels in pursuit of its routine activities. The home range includes the nest site, shelter, locations for resting, food-gathering, mating, territory, etc. Terrestrial mammals and many species of fish maintain well-defined home ranges. Home ranges of different individuals may, and usually do, overlap. The entire home range, or some part of it, may become territory, i.e., a defended area (Fig. 8.1).
KeywordsRandom Walk Home Range Animal Movement Food Density Relative Angle
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