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Movement paths and GPS locations

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2085v1/supp-5

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Agustina di Virgilio conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Juan Manuel Morales conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Our research was conducted on non-regulated animals. The legislation of the site where we conducted our work did not required any ethical approval. Moreover, there is not a specific institution that regulates the manipulation of domestic animals. Note also, that the manipulation of the sheep included fitting the GPS collars to them and checking their body condition. There was no use of drugs or phlebotomy involved in the project. Nevertheless, we have an agreement letter (in Spanish and a brief summary translated in English) from the ranch owner and the administrator, allowing us to conduct our project with their sheep.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The vegetation data used in this work is shared with another project and researchers, for which we have applied for permission to National Parks Administration (Permit number 1399). The permit (in Spanish) and an English summary is attached in this submission.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The data can be freely downloaded by following these steps: (1) Clicking on the projects map ( and searching the project (by key words such as Ovis aries Patagonia or by the entire project name: Ovis aries di Virgilio Patagonia); (2) selecting the study (by clicking on the green point representing our study); (3) opening the study page (by clicking on “Open in study page”); and (4) clicking on “Download” tab. The data can be downloaded in different file formats.


This study was funded by PIP 112 201101 00058 from CONICET (to JMM). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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