Movement Coordination Index (MCI)
Computes the Movement Coordination Index as described in Mueller, T., et al. (2011).
data frame of synchronized relocations of a set of individuals. The data frame must containing the following columns:
syncID: numeric (integer), ID marking the synchronization event. For each synchronization event every individual must have a record. Therefore each ID must appear as often as every other ID (e.g. not c(1,1,1,2,2,3,3,3) but c(1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3)).
utm.easting: numeric, planar x coordinate. Although the name indicates UTM coordinates other planar coordinate systems are also allowed.
utm.northing: analogue to utm.easting
(Further columns are allowed, but will be ignored. Usually a column naming the individual is present in the data frame.)
Such a data frame is returned by the function
Returns a numeric vector of MCI values, one for each pair of subsequent synchronization events.
Martin Rimmler (maintainer, martin.rimmler[AT]gmail.com), Thomas Mueller
Mueller, T., et al. (2011) How landscape dynamics link individual- to population-level movement patterns: a multispecies comparison of ungulate relocation data, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20, pages 683–694.
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