How range residency and long-range perception change encounter rates

The movement of animals has effects that reverberate throughout the biosphere. Encounter rates, which quantify how often moving individuals come in contact with each other, link movement behavior to ecological processes. While GPS devices have revolutionized the study of animal movement, research on encounter rates has not kept pace. A multidisciplinary research team has found that the gap between the data and how encounter is modeled could have consequences for ecological predictions.