A stochastic movement model reproduces patterns of site fidelity and long-distance dispersal in a population of Fowler’s toads (Anaxyrus fowleri)

A stochastic movement model reproduces patterns of site fidelity and long-distance dispersal in a... •We fit movement models to explain daily relocation patterns of Fowler’s toads.•The best model assumes a Lévy-stable step size combined with random returns.•We do not find evidence that movement cost drives relocation of refuge sites. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Modelling Elsevier

A stochastic movement model reproduces patterns of site fidelity and long-distance dispersal in a population of Fowler’s toads (Anaxyrus fowleri)

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0304-3800
eISSN
1872-7026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.025
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Abstract

•We fit movement models to explain daily relocation patterns of Fowler’s toads.•The best model assumes a Lévy-stable step size combined with random returns.•We do not find evidence that movement cost drives relocation of refuge sites.

Journal

Ecological ModellingElsevier

Published: Sep 24, 2017

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