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Fig. 1 | Movement Ecology

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From: Sensitivity of migratory connectivity estimates to spatial sampling design

Fig. 1

Hypothetical examples of spatial sampling impacts on season-specific pairwise distances between individuals, considering scenarios where sampling occurs within single regions (a-h) and discrete sites (i-p). Panels a and i show the spatial distributions of all breeding (yellow dots) and non-breeding locations (blue dots) for two simulated migratory populations, while panels b and j show the corresponding frequency distributions of pairwise distances between individuals during breeding (yellow line) and non-breeding (blue line) seasons. Panels c-h illustrate how sampling (yellow box) individuals across increasingly large spatial subsections the total population influences the observed distributions of breeding pairwise distances, while winter pairwise distances remain relatively unchanged. Panels k-p show corresponding scenarios with sampling limited to discrete sites that vary in their spread across the breeding range, with similar impacts on observed breeding pairwise distances

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