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Modelling the Short-Term Movements of Grey Seals between Breeding Colonies and their Long-Term Population Consequences

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Abstract

The requirement to model within-year grey seal movement between breeding colonies in a biologically realistic and computationally manageable way has led to the development of the framework presented here. We attain biological realism by modelling behavioural attributes of the animals (such as site-fidelity and philopatry) and computational expediency by solving the model at equilibrium, hence, directly obtaining a yearly, redistribution function. We present preliminary results on the long-term population consequences of this model.
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Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2003

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