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  1. Methodology Article

    Correlated velocity models as a fundamental unit of animal movement: synthesis and applications

    Continuous time movement models resolve many of the problems with scaling, sampling, and interpretation that affect discrete movement models. They can, however, be challenging to estimate, have been presented ...

    Eliezer Gurarie, Christen H. Fleming, William F. Fagan, Kristin L. Laidre, Jesús Hernández-Pliego and Otso Ovaskainen

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:13

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  2. Research

    Continuous movement behavior of humpback whales during the breeding season in the southwest Indian Ocean: on the road again!

    Humpback whales are known to undertake long-distance migration between feeding and breeding sites, but their movement behavior within their breeding range is still poorly known. Satellite telemetry was used to...

    Violaine Dulau, Patrick Pinet, Ygor Geyer, Jacques Fayan, Philippe Mongin, Guillaume Cottarel, Alexandre Zerbini and Salvatore Cerchio

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:11

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  3. Research

    Migration distance as a selective episode for wing morphology in a migratory insect

    Selective pressures that occur during long-distance migration can influence morphological traits across a range of taxa. In flying insects, selection should favour individuals that have wing morphologies that ...

    D. T. Tyler Flockhart, Blair Fitz-gerald, Lincoln P. Brower, Rachael Derbyshire, Sonia Altizer, Keith A. Hobson, Leonard I. Wassenaar and D. Ryan Norris

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:7

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  4. Methodology article

    Identification of animal movement patterns using tri-axial magnetometry

    Accelerometers are powerful sensors in many bio-logging devices, and are increasingly allowing researchers to investigate the performance, behaviour, energy expenditure and even state, of free-living animals. ...

    Hannah J. Williams, Mark D. Holton, Emily L. C. Shepard, Nicola Largey, Brad Norman, Peter G. Ryan, Olivier Duriez, Michael Scantlebury, Flavio Quintana, Elizabeth A. Magowan, Nikki J. Marks, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Nigel C. Bennett and Rory P. Wilson

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:6

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  5. Research

    Fine-scale foraging movements by fish-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca) relate to the vertical distributions and escape responses of salmonid prey (Oncorhynchus spp.)

    We sought to quantitatively describe the fine-scale foraging behavior of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca), a population of fish-eating killer whales that feeds almost exclusively on Pacific salmon (

    Brianna M. Wright, John K. B. Ford, Graeme M. Ellis, Volker B. Deecke, Ari Daniel Shapiro, Brian C. Battaile and Andrew W. Trites

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:3

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. Research

    Movement patterns of a keystone waterbird species are highly predictable from landscape configuration

    Movement behaviour is fundamental to the ecology of animals and their interactions with other organisms, and as such contributes to ecosystem dynamics. Waterfowl are key players in ecological processes in wetl...

    Erik Kleyheeg, Jacintha G. B. van Dijk, Despina Tsopoglou-Gkina, Tara Y. Woud, Dieuwertje K. Boonstra, Bart A. Nolet and Merel B. Soons

    Movement Ecology 2017 5:2

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  7. Methodology article

    A probabilistic algorithm to process geolocation data

    The use of light level loggers (geolocators) to understand movements and distributions in terrestrial and marine vertebrates, particularly during the non-breeding period, has increased dramatically in recent y...

    Benjamin Merkel, Richard A. Phillips, Sébastien Descamps, Nigel G. Yoccoz, Børge Moe and Hallvard Strøm

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:26

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  8. Review

    Navigating uncertain waters: a critical review of inferring foraging behaviour from location and dive data in pinnipeds

    In the last thirty years, the emergence and progression of biologging technology has led to great advances in marine predator ecology. Large databases of location and dive observations from biologging devices ...

    Matt Ian Daniel Carter, Kimberley A. Bennett, Clare B. Embling, Philip J. Hosegood and Debbie J. F. Russell

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:25

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Review

    Towards a conceptual framework for explaining variation in nocturnal departure time of songbird migrants

    Most songbird migrants travel between their breeding areas and wintering grounds by a series of nocturnal flights. The exact nocturnal departure time for these flights varies considerably between individuals e...

    Florian Müller, Philip D. Taylor, Sissel Sjöberg, Rachel Muheim, Arseny Tsvey, Stuart A. Mackenzie and Heiko Schmaljohann

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:24

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  10. Research

    Multi-year tracking reveals extensive pelagic phase of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles in the North Pacific

    The juvenile stage of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) can last for decades. In the North Pacific Ocean, much is known about their seasonal movements in relation to pelagic habitat, yet understanding thei...

    D. K. Briscoe, D. M. Parker, S. Bograd, E. Hazen, K. Scales, G. H. Balazs, M. Kurita, T. Saito, H. Okamoto, M. Rice, J. J. Polovina and L. B. Crowder

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:23

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  11. Methodology article

    A spherical-plot solution to linking acceleration metrics with animal performance, state, behaviour and lifestyle

    We are increasingly using recording devices with multiple sensors operating at high frequencies to produce large volumes of data which are problematic to interpret. A particularly challenging example comes fro...

    Rory P. Wilson, Mark D. Holton, James S. Walker, Emily L. C. Shepard, D. Mike Scantlebury, Vianney L. Wilson, Gwendoline I. Wilson, Brenda Tysse, Mike Gravenor, Javier Ciancio, Melitta A. McNarry, Kelly A. Mackintosh, Lama Qasem, Frank Rosell, Patricia M. Graf, Flavio Quintana…

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:22

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  12. Methodology article

    Uncovering periodic patterns of space use in animal tracking data with periodograms, including a new algorithm for the Lomb-Scargle periodogram and improved randomization tests

    Periodicity in activity level (rest/activity cycles) is ubiquitous in nature, but whether and how these periodicities translate into periodic patterns of space use by animals is much less documented. Here we i...

    Guillaume Péron, Chris H. Fleming, Rogerio C. de Paula and Justin M. Calabrese

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:19

    Published on: 1 August 2016

  13. Research

    Landscape-level movement patterns by lions in western Serengeti: comparing the influence of inter-specific competitors, habitat attributes and prey availability

    Where apex predators move on the landscape influences ecosystem structure and function and is therefore key to effective landscape-level management and species-specific conservation. However the factors underl...

    Andrew M. Kittle, John K. Bukombe, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Simon A. R. Mduma and John M. Fryxell

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:17

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  14. Research

    Flexible characterization of animal movement pattern using net squared displacement and a latent state model

    Characterizing the movement patterns of animals is an important step in understanding their ecology. Various methods have been developed for classifying animal movement at both coarse (e.g., migratory vs. sede...

    Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Jonathan R. Potts, Charles B. Yackulic, Jacqueline L. Frair, E. Hance Ellington and Stephen Blake

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:15

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  15. Research

    Land or sea? Foraging area choice during breeding by an omnivorous gull

    Generalist predators may vary their diet and use of habitat according to both internal state (e.g. breeding stage) and external (e.g. weather) factors. Lesser black-backed gulls Larus fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) are d...

    Natalie Isaksson, Thomas J. Evans, Judy Shamoun-Baranes and Susanne Åkesson

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:11

    Published on: 15 May 2016

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