Application of the LoCoH method in the analysis of roe deer habitat use

Tóth, Bálint and Bleier, Norbert and Lehoczki, Róbert and Csányi, Sándor: Application of the LoCoH method in the analysis of roe deer habitat use. Review on agriculture and rural development, (1) 1. pp. 67-71. (2012)

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The purposes of this study were (1) to demonstrate a novel and effective method of home range estimation, and (2) to determine the annual home range sizes of roe deer - captured and radio-tagged in a floodplain forest – with the fix-k LoCoH method. We used one year localization data of six roe deer equipped with GPS-GSM collars in January 2007. The home ranges were estimated with the fixed-k LoCoH (with 50% and 95% isopleths). To calculate the k value we used the “minimum spurious hole covering” (MSHC) rule. The obtained k values varied between 16 and 21. The size of the LoCoH home ranges varied between 230-540 hectares. The size of the 95% isopleths varied from 38 to 82 hectares, while the core areas (50% isopleths) were between only 5.02 and 8.23 hectares. To illustrate home ranges we also utilized the land cover map of the study area. Based on these results we propose this method to achieve better estimates of roe deer home ranges living in our study area.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2012
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 67-71
ISSN: 2063-4803
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Agrártudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 71. p.
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:57
Last Modified: 2019. Sep. 20. 14:03

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