Convoluted shorelines confound diel-range estimates of radio-tracked fish

Brendan C. Ebner, Mark Lintermans, Mark Jekabsons, Mark Dunford
2010 Marine and Freshwater Research  
Understanding the spatial ecology of animals is an important part of 16 conserving biodiversity. In this context, manual radio-tracking is a primary means for 17 understanding the movement of freshwater fish. Our aim was to determine the 18 suitability of using linear or area-based estimates to quantify diel use of space by 19 Macquarie perch, Macquaria australasica (Percichthyidae), in a reservoir. Area-based 20 estimates were calculated as minimum convex polygons (MCPs). Four-hourly radio-21
more » ... racking of 23 adults within diel periods resulted in 136 pairs of linear and area-based 22 Additional keywords: bias, minimum convex polygon, radio-tracking, threatened 34 species, Percichthyidae, reservoir. 35 36 Running headline: diel range estimation 37 38
doi:10.1071/mf10043 fatcat:oxzsni4ccjfbtdbumnmq6rdknq