Mitchell, L.; Kohler, T.; White, P.C.L.; Arnold, K.E.

Home range size and habitat availability data for 39 individual European nightjars on the Humberhead Peatlands NNR from 2015-2018

This dataset contains home range size, habitat availability and selection ratio data, calculated from GPS data fixes collected from individual European nightjars, in four concurrent years (2015-2018). Home ranges are 95% areas of use, presented in hectares. Habitat availability data are presented as the percentage (%) of each habitat category (n = 6, pooled from 14 original habitat types) available to each individual within their 95% home range. Selection ratios are Manly Selection Ratios for 14 habitat types and express the extent to which each habitat type is used by each individual bird, compared to how much of it is available. Selection Ratios >1 express positive selection – i.e. used more than expected, given availability. Selection Ratios <1 express avoidance – i.e. used less than expected, given availability.

Publication date: 2020-03-26

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Mitchell, L.; Kohler, T.; White, P.C.L.; Arnold, K.E. (2020). Home range size and habitat availability data for 39 individual European nightjars on the Humberhead Peatlands NNR from 2015-2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d5cc1b92-6862-4475-8aa1-5936786d12ab

 

University of York

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2018-12-31

Provenance & quality

The metadata accompanying the data contains GPS data points (WGS84 format) from 39 European nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus). The data contains additional information on identity of the bird, date and time of fix acquisition. These data were collected on the Humberhead peatlands NNR, South Yorkshire, from 2015 until 2018. Birds were caught in mist nets and tail-mounted miniaturised GPS tags (Pathtrack, Otley, UK; <3% bird bodyweight) were fitted by BTO-licensed researchers.

Data were collected as part of a NERC ACCE-funded PhD.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Lucy Mitchell
University of York
 lucyjayneryan@gmail.com

Authors

Mitchell, L.
University of York
Kohler, T.
Natural England
White, P.C.L.
University of York
Arnold, K.E.
University of York

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of York
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Animal behaviour Caprimulgus europaeus Environmental survey
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
26 March 2020 13:40