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GPS collars are more efficient when collecting high-frequency data


McGregor, HW and Legge, SM and Jones, ME and Johnson, CN, GPS collars are more efficient when collecting high-frequency data, Australian Mammalogy, 38, (2) pp. 237-240. ISSN 0310-0049 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Australian Mammal Society

DOI: doi:10.1071/AM15034


Selecting an appropriate fix schedule has a pivotal role when using GPS collars. On the basis of deployments of GPS collars on 35 cats, we report on an often overlooked consideration: that GPS units are more efficient collecting data at high frequencies (15min between fixes in this study) than low frequencies (>2h between fixes).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:study design, telemetry collars, movement ecology, home range
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:McGregor, HW (Dr Hugh McGregor)
UTAS Author:Jones, ME (Professor Menna Jones)
UTAS Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
ID Code:114787
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP100100033)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-02-27
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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