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Diving into the analysis of time–depth recorder and behavioural data records: A workshop summary

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Womble, JN and Horning, M and Lea, MA and Rehberg, J, Diving into the analysis of time-depth recorder and behavioural data records: A workshop summary, Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 88-89 pp. 61-64. ISSN 0967-0645 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.017

Abstract

Directlyobservingtheforagingbehaviorofanimalsinthemarineenvironmentcanbeextremely challenging,ifnotimpossible,assuchbehavioroftentakesplacebeneaththesurfaceoftheoceanand in extremelyremoteareas.Inlieuofdirectlyobservingforagingbehavior,datafromtime–depth recordersandothertypesofbehavioraldatarecordingdevicesarecommonlyusedtodescribeand quantifythebehavioroffish,squid,seabirds,seaturtles,pinnipeds,andcetaceans.Oftenthedefinitions of actualbehavioralunitsandanalyticalapproachesmayvarysubstantiallywhichmayinfluence results andlimitourabilitytocomparebehaviorsofinterestacrosstaxonomicgroupsandgeographic regions.AworkshopwasconvenedinassociationwiththeFourthInternationalSymposiumon Bio-logginginHobart,Tasmaniaon8March2011,withthegoalofprovidingaforumforthe presentation,review,anddiscussionofvariousmethodsandapproachesthatareusedtodescribe and analyzetime–depthrecorderandassociatedbehavioraldatarecords.Theinternationalmeeting broughttogether36participantsfrom14countriesfromadiversityofbackgroundsincludingscientists from academiaandgovernment,graduatestudents,post-doctoralfellows,anddevelopersofelectronic taggingtechnologyandanalysissoftware.Thespecificobjectivesoftheworkshopweretohostaseries of invitedpresentationsfollowedbydiscussionsessionsfocusedon(1)identifyingbehavioralunitsand metricsthataresuitableforempiricalstudies,(2)reviewinganalyticalapproachesandtechniquesthat can beusedtoobjectivelyclassifybehavior,and(3)identifyingcaseswhentemporalautocorrelation structureisusefulforidentifyingbehaviorsofinterest.Outcomesoftheworkshopincludedhigh- lightingtheneedtobetterdefinebehavioralunitsandtodevisemorestandardizedprocessingand analyticaltechniquesinordertoensurethatresultsarecomparableacrossstudiesandtaxonomic groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Diving, Foraging behavior, analytical techniques
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Lea, MA (Associate Professor Mary-Anne Lea)
ID Code:89072
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-02-24
Last Modified:2014-06-13
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