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Are 2D space-use analyses adapted to animals living in 3D environments? A case study on a fish shoal

Author:
Vivancos, Aurélien, Closs, Gerry, Tentelier, Cédric
Source:
Behavioral ecology 2017 v.28 no.2 pp. 485-493
ISSN:
1465-7279
Subject:
case studies, ecology, feeding behavior, wild fish
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
6244029