A rotation test for behavioural point-process data
MetadataShow full item record
A common problem in animal behavior is determining whether the rate at which a certain behavioural event occurs is affected by an environmental or other factor. In the example considered later in this paper, the event is a vocalization by an individual sperm whale and the factor is the operation or non-operation of an underwater sound source. A typical experiment to test for such effects involves observing animals during control and treatment periods and recording the times of the events that occur in each. In statistical terminology, the data arising from such an experiment – the times at which events of a specified type occur – represent a point process (Cox & Lewis 1978). Events in a point process are treated as having no duration. Although this is not strictly correct for behavioural events, the approximation is reasonable when the duration of events is small in relation to the interval between them.
Author Posting. © Elsevier B.V., 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Animal Behaviour 76 (2008): 1429-1434, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.06.016.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
The role of historical fire disturbance in the carbon dynamics of the pan-boreal region : a process-based analysis Balshi, M. S.; McGuire, A. David; Zhuang, Qianlai; Melillo, Jerry M.; Kicklighter, David W.; Kasischke, E.; Wirth, C.; Flannigan, M.; Harden, J. W.; Clein, Joy S.; Burnside, T. J.; McAllister, J.; Kurz, Werner A.; Apps, M.; Shvidenko, A. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-06-20)Wildfire is a common occurrence in ecosystems of northern high latitudes, and changes in the fire regime of this region have consequences for carbon feedbacks to the climate system. To improve our understanding of how ...
A report of data and preliminary analysis from Discovery 247, a process study of the Faroe Bank Channel overflow Price, James F. (2006-05-23)CTD, XCP and LADCP data acquired during the June 2000 Discovery cruise 247 to Faroe Bank Channel are shown in a variety of graphical forms. Most of the data were collected as part of 17 sections run in a direction mainly ...
Methane fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere at northern high latitudes during the past century : a retrospective analysis with a process-based biogeochemistry model Zhuang, Qianlai; Melillo, Jerry M.; Kicklighter, David W.; Prinn, Ronald G.; McGuire, A. David; Steudler, Paul A.; Felzer, Benjamin S.; Hu, Shaomin (American Geophysical Union, 2008-08-18)We develop and use a new version of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) to study how rates of methane (CH4) emissions and consumption in high-latitude soils of the Northern Hemisphere have changed over the past century ...