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Capturing foraging and resting behavior using nested multivariate Markov models in an air-breathing marine vertebrate

Overview of attention for article published in Movement Ecology, September 2018
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Capturing foraging and resting behavior using nested multivariate Markov models in an air-breathing marine vertebrate
Published in
Movement Ecology, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40462-018-0134-4
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Ben G. Weinstein, Ladd Irvine, Ari S. Friedlaender


Matching animal movement with the behaviors that shape life history requires a rigorous connection between the observed patterns of space use and inferred behavioral states. As animal-borne dataloggers capture a greater diversity and frequency of three dimensional movements, we can increase the complexity of movement models describing animal behavior. One challenge in combining data streams is the different spatial and temporal frequency of observations. Nested movement models provide a flexible framework for gleaning data from long-duration, but temporally sparse, data sources. Using a two-layer nested model, we combined geographic and vertical movement to infer traveling, foraging and resting behaviors of Humpback whales off the West Antarctic Peninsula. This approach refined previous work using only geographic data to delineate coarser behavioral states. Our results showed increased intensity in foraging activity in late season animals as the whales prepared to migrate north to tropical calving grounds. Our model also suggests strong diel variation in movement states, likely linked to daily changes in prey distribution. Using a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional movement data, we highlight the connection between whale movement and krill availability, as well as the complex spatial pattern of whale foraging in productive polar waters.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 45%
Environmental Science 10 25%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 23%

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