• Issue

    Methods in Ecology and Evolution: Volume 7, Issue 3

    261-384
    March 2016

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Cover Picture and Issue Information

  • Pages: 261-263
  • First Published: 14 March 2016
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This month’s cover image shows a wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), outfitted with a new GPS collar, in central Colorado. Following their extirpation in the 1970s, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reintroduced 218 wild-caught lynx, fit with Argos satellite/radio-telemetry collars, from 1999-2006. The pictured individual was trapped, collared, and immediately released in the spring of 2013 near Leadville, Colorado. He is the offspring of a lynx reintroduced to Colorado from Alaska in 2000 and was PIT-tagged as a kitten in 2005, making him approximately 8 years old in the photo.

Movement modeling is a rapidly growing field due to recent technological developments that have increased the temporal resolution and accuracy of animal location data. However, many historical data sets, such as the data associated with the lynx reintroduction, were not collected explicitly to model animal movement but may contain a wealth of location information. These data sets may have been collected using multiple methods, be temporally sparse, or contain large measurement error. In this issue, Buderman et al. develop a functional model for location data that are not amenable to analysis with other contemporary movement models. They demonstrate the utility of this model by analyzing the locations from two Canada lynx following their reintroduction to Colorado.

Photo credit: ©Steve Sunday, Steve Sunday

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  • Pages: 384
  • First Published: 20 August 2015