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Are 2D space-use analyses adapted to animals living in 3D environments? A case study on a fish shoal
- Vivancos, Aurélien, Closs, Gerry, Tentelier, Cédric
- Behavioral ecology 2017 v.28 no.2 pp. 485-493
- case studies, ecology, feeding behavior, wild fish
- The way space and resources are shared within a group of animals reveal key aspects of the behavioral ecology of gregarious species. For species using space in 3D, multidimensional analysis would be necessary to accurately describe patterns of spatial partitioning between group-members, however, such analyses are scarce. We used a group of wild fish to test the relevance of multidimensional analysis when space-use is used to infer the feeding behavior of group-members.