African elephant (c) James Grecian 2007

African elephant © James Grecian 2007

How do we understand and quantify the way animals move and interact with their environment?

In the first podcastt of 2013 we talk with Grant Hopcraft and Jason Matthiopoulos who have recently joined IBAHCM and are both interested in spatial and movement ecology.

Grant talks us through his work in the Serengeti and a recent paper in the Journal of Animal Ecology examining the role of body size in determining the distribution of grazers in this large grassland ecosystem.

Jason then explains how to approach analysing this type of data, and we discuss his recent paper in Ecology describing how generalised functional responses can be used to examine species distributions.

Episode 9 – Spatial Ecology Spectacular

Enjoy!

Posted by The Naturally Speaking Editors

A science pod-yssey and regular blog-yssey from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow

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