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Fractal analysis can explain individual variation in dispersal search paths

Doerr, Veronica; Doerr, Erik


The use of fractal analysis to study animal movement paths has been criticized because the inherent assumptions of the technique are rarely discussed, and most movement paths violate the assumption of scale invariance. While this violation may prohibit the use of the technique for population-level prediction, it need not restrict the analysis of individual variation in movement patterns, an application of fractal theory that has received relatively little research attention. Therefore, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology


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