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Publications

Polansky, L., W. Kilian, and G. Wittemyer. Elephants never forget: a demonstration of large scale spatial cognition to access limited water sources in an arid savannah system. In prep.

Riedel, J., Polansky, L., and C. Boesch. High rank increases female chimpanzee access to meat in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. In prep.

Polansky, L., I. Douglas-Hamilton, and G. Wittemyer. Using diel movement behavior to infer foraging strategies related to ecological and social factors in elephants. In review.

Eckhardt, N., Polansky, L., and C. Boesch. Spatial cohesion of male chimpanzees in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. In review.

Polansky, L. and M. R. Robbins. In press. Generalized additive mixed models for disentangling long-term trends, local anomalies, and seasonality in fruit tree phenology. Ecology and Evolution [main text pdf] [supporting information pdf]

Polansky, L., and C. Boesch. 2013. Long-term fruit phenology changes in a West African lowland tropical rainforest are not explained by rainfall. Biotropica. [main text pdf] [supporting information pdf]

Polansky, L., and G. Wittemyer. 2011. A framework for understanding the architecture of collective movements using pairwise analyses of animal movement data. Journal of the Royal Society Interface [main text pdf] [Appendix A] [Appendix B]

Polansky, L., G. Wittemyer, P. Cross, C. J. Tambling, W. M. Getz.  2010. From moonlight to movement, and synchronized randomness: Fourier and wavelet analyses of animal location time series data. Ecology [main text pdf 2.1 MB] [appendix A pdf 9.2 MB]

Polansky, L., P. de Valpine, J. O. Lloyd-Smith, W. M. Getz. 2009.  Likelihood ridges and multimodality in population growth rate models.  Ecology [main text pdf] [appendix A pdf 1 MB]

Wittemyer, G., L. Polansky, I. Douglas-Hamilton, and W.M. Getz. 2008.  Disentangling the effects of forage, social rank and risk on movement autocorrelation of elephants using Fourier and wavelet analysis.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [main text pdf 1.8 MB] [supporting information pdf]

Polansky, L., P. de Valpine, J. O. Lloyd-Smith, W. M. Getz.  2008.  Parameter estimation in a generalized discrete-time model of density dependence.  Theoretical Ecology [main text pdf] [supplementary material pdf]

Crone, E. E., L. Polansky, and P. Lesica. 2005. Empirical models of pollen limitation, resource acquisition, and mast seeding by a bee-pollinated wildflower. American Naturalist [main text pdf]