Animals and their use of space

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

Call for Submissions

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 oriented around wildlife, we hope to bring human perspective and interactions to this discussion. We are also 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.

Please limit abstracts to 250 words. Abstracts, accompanied by your AAG PIN number, may be submitted to Claire Burch (burchcm@ou.edu) on or before November 20th. 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.


Description

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 oriented around wildlife, we hope to bring human perspective and interactions to this discussion. We are also 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.

Please limit abstracts to 250 words. Abstracts, accompanied by your AAG PIN number, may be submitted to Claire Burch (burchcm@ou.edu) on or before November 20th. 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.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Laurel Ladwig*, University of New Mexico, Urban backyard refuges - sharing space with the more-than-human community 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Robert Anderson*, University of Washington, Jeff Vance Martin, Independent scholar, Katie Epstein, Montana State University, Susan Charnley, U.S. Forest Service, Wolves, livestock, and the (socio)ecology of fear: a critical geographical re-consideration of a prominent ecological concept 15 12:00 AM

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