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dc.contributor.authorRoever, C.L.
dc.contributor.authorBeyer, H.L.
dc.contributor.authorChase, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorvan Aarde, R.J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-13T23:11:25Z
dc.date.available2020-07-13T23:11:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ddi.12164
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/529
dc.description.abstractHabitat selection is a behavioural mechanism by which animals attempt to maximize their inclusive fitness while balancing competing demands, such as finding food and rearing offspring while avoiding predation, in a heterogeneous and changing environment. Different habitat characteristics may be associated with each of these demands, implying that habitat selection varies depending on the behavioural motivations of the animal. Here, we investigate behaviour‐specific habitat selection in African elephants and discuss its implications for distribution modelling and conservation.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.subjectBEHAVIOR
dc.subjectHABITATS
dc.subjectWILDLIFE CONSERVATION
dc.titleThe pitfalls of ignoring behaviour when quantifying habitat selection
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleDiversity and Distributions
dc.source.volume20
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage322–333
dcterms.dateAccepted2014
html.description.abstractHabitat selection is a behavioural mechanism by which animals attempt to maximize their inclusive fitness while balancing competing demands, such as finding food and rearing offspring while avoiding predation, in a heterogeneous and changing environment. Different habitat characteristics may be associated with each of these demands, implying that habitat selection varies depending on the behavioural motivations of the animal. Here, we investigate behaviour‐specific habitat selection in African elephants and discuss its implications for distribution modelling and conservation.


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