Hidden semi-Markov models reveal multiphasic movement of the endangered Florida panther (pages 576–585)
Madelon van de Kerk, David P. Onorato, Marc A. Criffield, Benjamin M. Bolker, Ben C. Augustine, Scott A. McKinley and Madan K. Oli
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12290
By applying hidden semi-Markov models and the Viterbi algorithm to long-term GPS telemetry data, authors show that differences in movement patterns of male and female Florida panthers are caused by sex-specific differences in diurnal patterns of state occupancy and sex-specific differences in state-specific movement parameters, whereas the differences between females with and without dependent kittens were caused solely by variation in state occupancy. Photo credit: Tim Donovan, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.