Agent behavior can be decomposed into a number of primary mechanisms. In terms of describing the behavior of wildlife agents, their behavior can be defined using four primary mechanisms:
  1. Perception
  2. Movement
  3. Sustenance
  4. Reproduction

Note: this was my original brainstorm; need to take into account other proposed development strategies (ie. Railsback and Grimm, movement ecology paradigm) to compare/contrast and revisit - SW

Abstraction of Behavior

I've begun by trying to organize an outline of what I consider relevant animal behaviors that can be used as a starting point to try and abstract basic methods/functionality that can be applied to all critters.

Specific Animals

American Marten
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Generic Central Place Forager
Least Flycatcher
Red Fox
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Small Mammals
Wood Turtles
White-Tailed Deer