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Software - Digiroo2

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The R package Digiroo2 can be used to generate null models of the space use of individual animals that exhibit "random" social structure, based on specified home range contours or utilization distributions. Along with observed animal locations, the null models can be used to test hypotheses about whether pairs of animals show attraction or avoidance behaviors. For further analysis, association matrices using these models can be generated using SOCPROG.

It is developed by Ross Dwyer, Emily Best, and Anne Goldizen at the University of Queensland.

Additional resources:
Carter A.J., MacDonald, S.L., Thompson, V.A. & Goldizen, A.W., 2009, Structured association patterns and their energetic benefits in female eastern grey kangaroos, Macropus giganteus: Animal Behaviour 77: 839–846. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.12.007

Compatibility with Movebank: 

The package does not access data directly from Movebank. However, movement data can be downloaded from Movebank in csv format for use in R.

Maintained by: 

Ross Dwyer

How to Obtain: 

The package and user manual can be downloaded from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Digiroo2.

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