Skip to main content


Fig. 3 | Movement Ecology

Fig. 3

From: A spherical-plot solution to linking acceleration metrics with animal performance, state, behaviour and lifestyle

Fig. 3

Example urchin plots for four consecutive 24 h periods after the release of a European badger (wearing a collar-mounted accelerometer) following anaesthesia. The ‘North pole’ facets show when the animal was properly horizontal (ie in standing or walking posture). Note how the first two days show no high energy activity because the animal was either resting or asleep. The second day shows only four changes in position. By day three, higher energy, normal posture activities such as walking are apparent at the North pole. This process is further enhanced in day 4, with North pole spine DBA distributions having modes that have moved up the length of the spines to indicate higher power use. DBA values are colour-coded with maximum values (in red) of 1 g

Back to article page