Light-level geolocator analyses: a user's guide

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Light-level geolocator analyses : a user's guide. / Lisovski, Simeon; Bauer, Silke; Briedis, Martins; Davidson, Sarah C.; Dhanjal-Adams, Kiran L.; Hallworth, Michael T.; Karagicheva, Julia; Meier, Christoph M.; Merkel, Benjamin; Ouwehand, Janne; Pedersen, Lykke; Rakhimberdiev, Eldar; Roberto-Charron, Amélie; Seavy, Nathaniel E.; Sumner, Michael D.; Taylor, Caz M.; Wotherspoon, Simon J.; Bridge, Eli S.

In: Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 89, No. 1, 2020, p. 221-236.

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Harvard

Lisovski, S, Bauer, S, Briedis, M, Davidson, SC, Dhanjal-Adams, KL, Hallworth, MT, Karagicheva, J, Meier, CM, Merkel, B, Ouwehand, J, Pedersen, L, Rakhimberdiev, E, Roberto-Charron, A, Seavy, NE, Sumner, MD, Taylor, CM, Wotherspoon, SJ & Bridge, ES 2020, 'Light-level geolocator analyses: a user's guide', Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13036

APA

Lisovski, S., Bauer, S., Briedis, M., Davidson, S. C., Dhanjal-Adams, K. L., Hallworth, M. T., ... Bridge, E. S. (2020). Light-level geolocator analyses: a user's guide. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(1), 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13036

Vancouver

Lisovski S, Bauer S, Briedis M, Davidson SC, Dhanjal-Adams KL, Hallworth MT et al. Light-level geolocator analyses: a user's guide. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2020;89(1):221-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13036

Author

Lisovski, Simeon ; Bauer, Silke ; Briedis, Martins ; Davidson, Sarah C. ; Dhanjal-Adams, Kiran L. ; Hallworth, Michael T. ; Karagicheva, Julia ; Meier, Christoph M. ; Merkel, Benjamin ; Ouwehand, Janne ; Pedersen, Lykke ; Rakhimberdiev, Eldar ; Roberto-Charron, Amélie ; Seavy, Nathaniel E. ; Sumner, Michael D. ; Taylor, Caz M. ; Wotherspoon, Simon J. ; Bridge, Eli S. / Light-level geolocator analyses : a user's guide. In: Journal of Animal Ecology. 2020 ; Vol. 89, No. 1. pp. 221-236.

Bibtex

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