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  1. Research

    Metapopulation viability of an endangered shorebird depends on dispersal and human-created habitats: piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and prairie rivers

    Many species are distributed as metapopulations in dynamic landscapes, where habitats change through space and time. Individuals locate habitat through dispersal, and the relationship between a species and lan...

    Daniel H. Catlin, Sara L. Zeigler, Mary Bomberger Brown, Lauren R. Dinan, James D. Fraser, Kelsi L. Hunt and Joel G. Jorgensen

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:6

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  2. Research

    Are white storks addicted to junk food? Impacts of landfill use on the movement and behaviour of resident white storks (Ciconia ciconia) from a partially migratory population

    The migratory patterns of animals are changing in response to global environmental change with many species forming resident populations in areas where they were once migratory. The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) ...

    Nathalie I. Gilbert, Ricardo A. Correia, João Paulo Silva, Carlos Pacheco, Inês Catry, Philip W. Atkinson, Jenny A. Gill and Aldina M. A. Franco

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:7

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  3. Research

    Home-range use patterns and movements of the Siberian flying squirrel in urban forests: Effects of habitat composition and connectivity

    Urbanization causes modification, fragmentation and loss of native habitats. Such landscape changes threaten many arboreal and gliding mammals by limiting their movements through treeless parts of a landscape ...

    Sanna Mäkeläinen, Henrik J de Knegt, Otso Ovaskainen and Ilpo K Hanski

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:5

    Published on: 17 February 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Movement Ecology 2016 4:13

  4. Research

    Gene expression in the brain of a migratory songbird during breeding and migration

    We still have limited knowledge about the underlying genetic mechanisms that enable migrating species of birds to navigate the globe. Here we make an attempt to get insight into the genetic architecture contro...

    John Boss, Miriam Liedvogel, Max Lundberg, Peter Olsson, Nils Reischke, Sara Naurin, Susanne Åkesson, Dennis Hasselquist, Anthony Wright, Mats Grahn and Staffan Bensch

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:4

    Published on: 15 February 2016

  5. Research

    Goal-dependent current compensation and drift in surf scoter flocks

    Animals moving through air or water toward a goal frequently must contend with fluid currents, which can drift the actual path of the animal away from the direction of heading. Whether, and to what degree, ani...

    Ryan Lukeman, Alexis Christie and Ronald C. Ydenberg

    Movement Ecology 2016 4:2

    Published on: 31 January 2016

  6. Methodology article

    Mapping areas of spatial-temporal overlap from wildlife tracking data

    The study of inter-individual interactions (often termed spatial-temporal interactions, or dynamic interactions) from remote tracking data has focused primarily on identifying the presence of such interactions...

    Jed A. Long, Stephen L. Webb, Trisalyn A. Nelson and Kenneth L. Gee

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:38

    Published on: 1 November 2015

  7. Methodology article

    A hidden Markov model for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers using templates for light intensity

    Solar archival tags (henceforth called geolocators) are tracking devices deployed on animals to reconstruct their long-distance movements on the basis of locations inferred post hoc with reference to the geograph...

    Eldar Rakhimberdiev, David W. Winkler, Eli Bridge, Nathaniel E. Seavy, Daniel Sheldon, Theunis Piersma and Anatoly Saveliev

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:25

    Published on: 15 October 2015

  8. Research

    Patterns of livestock activity on heterogeneous subalpine pastures reveal distinct responses to spatial autocorrelation, environment and management

    In order to understand the impact of grazing livestock on pasture ecosystems, it is essential to quantify pasture use intensity at a fine spatial scale and the factors influencing its distribution. The observa...

    Hermel Homburger, Andreas Lüscher, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen and Manuel K. Schneider

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:35

    Published on: 8 October 2015

  9. Research

    Foraging behavior links climate variability and reproduction in North Pacific albatrosses

    Climate-driven environmental change in the North Pacific has been well documented, with marked effects on the habitat and foraging behavior of marine predators. However, the mechanistic linkages connecting cli...

    Lesley H. Thorne, Elliott L. Hazen, Steven J. Bograd, David G. Foley, Melinda G. Conners, Michelle A. Kappes, Hyemi M. Kim, Daniel P. Costa, Yann Tremblay and Scott A. Shaffer

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:27

    Published on: 1 October 2015

  10. Research

    Reproductive constraints influence habitat accessibility, segregation, and preference of sympatric albatross species

    The spatiotemporal distribution of animals is dependent on a suite of factors, including the distribution of resources, interactions within and between species, physiological limitations, and requirements for ...

    Michelle A. Kappes, Scott A. Shaffer, Yann Tremblay, David G. Foley, Daniel M. Palacios, Steven J. Bograd and Daniel P. Costa

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:34

    Published on: 29 September 2015

  11. Research

    Identifying foraging habitats of Baltic ringed seals using movement data

    Identification of key foraging habitats of aquatic top predators is essential for designing effective management and conservation strategies. The Baltic ringed seal (Phoca hispida botnica) interacts with anthropo...

    Sari M. Oksanen, Marja Niemi, Markus P. Ahola and Mervi Kunnasranta

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:33

    Published on: 23 September 2015

  12. Research

    Habitat use and sex-specific foraging behaviour of Adélie penguins throughout the breeding season in Adélie Land, East Antarctica

    Marine predators are ecosystem sentinels because their foraging behaviour and reproductive success reflect the variability occurring in the lower trophic levels of the ecosystem. In an era of environmental cha...

    Michel Widmann, Akiko Kato, Ben Raymond, Frédéric Angelier, Benjamin Arthur, Olivier Chastel, Marie Pellé, Thierry Raclot and Yan Ropert-Coudert

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:30

    Published on: 21 September 2015

  13. Software article

    Prying into the intimate secrets of animal lives; software beyond hardware for comprehensive annotation in ‘Daily Diary’ tags

    Smart tags attached to freely-roaming animals recording multiple parameters at infra-second rates are becoming commonplace, and are transforming our understanding of the way wild animals behave. Interpretation...

    James S. Walker, Mark W. Jones, Robert S. Laramee, Mark D. Holton, Emily LC Shepard, Hannah J. Williams, D. Michael Scantlebury, Nikki, J. Marks, Elizabeth A. Magowan, Iain E. Maguire, Owen R. Bidder, Agustina Di Virgilio and Rory P. Wilson

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:29

    Published on: 21 September 2015

  14. Research

    Influence of oceanographic structures on foraging strategies: Macaroni penguins at Crozet Islands

    In the open ocean, eddies and associated structures (fronts, filaments) have strong influences on the foraging activities of top-predators through the enhancement and the distribution of marine productivity, z...

    Cecile Bon, Alice Della Penna, Francesco d’Ovidio, John Y.P. Arnould, Timothée Poupart and Charles-André Bost

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:32

    Published on: 21 September 2015

  15. Research

    In search of rules behind environmental framing; the case of head pitch

    Whether, and how, animals move requires them to assess their environment to determine the most appropriate action and trajectory, although the precise way the environment is scanned has been little studied. We...

    Gwendoline Ixia Wilson, Brad Norman, James Walker, Hannah J. Williams, M. D. Holton, D. Clarke and Rory P. Wilson

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:24

    Published on: 16 September 2015

  16. Research

    Circadian behaviour of Tectus (Trochus) niloticus in the southwest Pacific inferred from accelerometry

    Behaviour and time spent active and inactive are key factors in animal ecology, with important consequences for bioenergetics. For the first time, here, we equipped the gastropod Tectus (= Trochus) niloticus with...

    Aurélie Jolivet, Laurent Chauvaud, Julien Thébault, Anthony A. Robson, Pascal Dumas, George Amos and Anne Lorrain

    Movement Ecology 2015 3:26

    Published on: 16 September 2015

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