Animals and their use of space

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Applied Geography Specialty Group, Animal Geography Specialty Group, Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Claire Burch, Rebecca Loraamm
Chairs: Claire Burch

Call for Submissions

Please limit abstracts to 250 words. Abstracts, accompanied by your AAG PIN number, may be submitted to Claire Burch ( on or before November 14th. Submission of work identifying pattern and/or process in animal space use are preferred, but any topics listed in the session description, or adjacent topics are welcome for submission. We encourage individuals involved in research related to human dimensions of animals and use of space to submit as well, in an effort to make this session more interdisciplinary in nature, including topics related to how humans share space with animals.


In this session, we invite papers examining questions of animal space use towards new ecological, biological or conservation knowledge. Included are studies dealing with themes such as animal movement, space use as adaptation, habitat selection, home range delineation, migration, territoriality, gene dispersal, group movement dynamics and site fidelity. Completed and ongoing studies, be they quantitative or qualitative in their methodology, are welcome. In addition to quantitative and qualitative evaluations of animal movement and use of space, we hope to bring human perspective and interactions to this discussion. We are interested in seeing research that evaluates animal use of space with a human component, including topics such as human perception of animal migration and movement, animal movement and use of space in urban areas and interactions with human space, and other related topics that integrate how humans share space with animals. The organizers hope for a vibrant discussion accompanied by a diverse representation of geographic, ecological, and biological perspectives.


Type Details Minutes
Presenter James E Meacham*, University of Oregon, Alethea Y Steingisser, University of Oregon, Visualizing the Complexities of Ungulate Migrations in Wyoming's Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 15
Presenter Mohsen Ahmadkhani*, University of Minnesota, Movement Analysis of GPS-Collared Moose Species in Northern Minnesota, USA 15

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