We used Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the effects of animal movement on error of estimated animal locations derived from radio-telemetry triangulation of sequentially obtained bearings. Simulated movements of 0-534 m resulted in up to 10-fold increases in average location error but <10% decreases in location precision when observer-to-animal distances were <1,000 m. Location error and precision were minimally affected by censorship of poor locations with Chi-square goodness-of-fit tests. Location error caused by animal movement can only be eliminated by taking simultaneous bearings.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Error in telemetry studies: Effects of animal movement on triangulation|
|Series title||Journal of Wildlife Management|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center|