Advances in Terrestrial Mammal Movement Ecology: An Overview

Wang Jingxuan (Feline Research Center of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, College of Wildlife and Protected Areas, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China)
Guangshun Jiang (Feline Research Center of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, College of Wildlife and Protected Areas, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China)


As a research field which is blooming quickly in recent years, movement ecology has been a worldwide concern and interest. However, movement ecology is so comprehensive and complicated that many articles only focus on few aspects or species. As tracking technologies and methods of movement data analysis develop, the abundance of movement data becomes available for demonstrating more scientific facts about animal movement. This article is aimed to summarize the advances of terrestrial mammal movement ecology in the past years to show its critical and potential research fields, as well as trying to ascertain direction of these advances.


Habitat selection; Home range; Landscape; Migration; Population ecology

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