This folder contains supporting data for the above publication, plus a data description and general statement.
#GENERAL STATEMENT, PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING THE DATA
The attached archived file(s) contain data derived from the long term field project monitoring individual red deer on the Isle of Rum, and Soay sheep on St Kilda.
This is a request to please let us know if you use them. Several people have spent the best part of their careers collecting the data.
If you plan to analyse the data, there are a number of reasons why it would be very helpful if you could contact firstname.lastname@example.org before doing so:
1) Occasionally we discover and correct errors in the data.
2) The data are complex and workers who do not know the study systems may benefit from advice when interpreting it.
3) At any one time quite a few people within the existing project collaborations are analysing data from these projects. Someone else may already be conducting the analysis you have in mind and it is desirable to prevent duplication of effort.
4) In order to maintain funding for the projects, every few years we have to write proposals for original analyses to funding agencies. It is therefore very helpful for those running the project to know what data analyses are in progress.
If you are interested in analysing the detailed project data in any depth you may find it helpful to have our full relational databases rather than the files available here. If so, then we have a simple process for bringing you onto the projects as a collaborator.
Individual identities and years have been recoded and should therefore not be linked with data archived from other papers using the red deer or Soay sheep data.
Declining home range area predicts reduced late-life survival in two wild ungulate populations, Froy H. et al, 2018. Data from Froy et al 2018.zip... Available at: https://figshare.com/articles/Data_from_Froy_et_al_2018_zip/5987824/1
|Date made available||15 Apr 2018|