Daily cattle herd movements in the Logone Floodplain, Cameroon

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Moritz M. 2018. Daily cattle herd movements in the Logone Floodplain, Cameroon. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1
GPS technology allows researchers to examine questions about pastoral mobility at multiple spatiotemporal scales, from daily herd movements to annual transhumance orbits. We examined whether the movements of one animal are representative of the behavior of other animals in the herd, i.e., whether it is possible to track one animal in a herd for studies of pastoralist movements. We examined this question by putting GPS trackers on multiple animals in two different herds. Our study shows that despite the complexities of the interplay between herders’ management and cattle’s social behavior, tracking one animal with GPS is a valid method to study movements and grazing behavior of an entire cattle herd in mobile pastoral systems.
Africa,animal movement,animal tracking,Bos taurus,Cameroon,cattle,grazing pressure,livestock,pastoral mobility,pastoral systems,Zebu
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  title = {Daily cattle herd movements in the Logone Floodplain, Cameroon},
  author = {Moritz, M},
  year = {2018},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1
T1  - Daily cattle herd movements in the Logone Floodplain, Cameroon
AU  - Moritz, Mark
Y1  - 2018/04/23
KW  - Africa
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - Bos taurus
KW  - Cameroon
KW  - cattle
KW  - grazing pressure
KW  - livestock
KW  - pastoral mobility
KW  - pastoral systems
KW  - Zebu
KW  - Bos taurus
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.qr133162/1
ER  -