Animal Spatial Ecology
ASE is a group of researchers who originally completed their PhD in the Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive, in Lyon (France). We study animal space use in relation to their environment from their locations using telemetry or other presence indices. The fast developing technology for remote sensing of both animal presence and environmental variables requires often the development and application of new statistical tools to deal with the issues raised by these data, notably in habitat selection and trajectometry.
Together, we wrote a book chapter that presents the statistical and biological issues while dealing with GPS data. Historically, habitat selection has often been considered as a static pattern; however, the rise of fine-scale data now allows us to consider its dynamic nature by coupling habitat selection and movement.
Martin J., Tolon V., Van Moorter B., Basille M. & Calenge C., 2009. On the use of telemetry in habitat selection studies. In Telemetry: Research, Technology and Applications, Editors Barculo D. & Daniels J. Nova Science Publishers Inc. [manuscript]