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  1. Content type: Research

    The extent to which seasonal changes in food availability affect small-scale movements in free-ranging populations of birds of prey is relatively little studied. Here we describe a seasonal “micro-migration” o...

    Authors: Katie J. Harrington, Suzan Pole-Evans, Micky Reeves, Marc Bechard, Melissa Bobowski, David R. Barber, Kalinka Rexer-Huber, Nicolas Lecomte and Keith L. Bildstein

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2018 6:4

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    Autumn latitudinal migrations generally exhibit one of two different temporal migration patterns: type 1 where southern populations migrate south before northern populations, or type 2 where northern populatio...

    Authors: Theodore J. Zenzal Jr, Andrea J. Contina, Jeffrey F. Kelly and Frank R. Moore

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2018 6:2

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    Space use by animals is determined by the interplay between movement and the environment, and is thus mediated by habitat selection, biotic interactions and intrinsic factors of moving individuals. These proce...

    Authors: Duarte S. Viana, José Enrique Granados, Paulino Fandos, Jesús M. Pérez, Francisco Javier Cano-Manuel, Daniel Burón, Guillermo Fandos, María Ángeles Párraga Aguado, Jordi Figuerola and Ramón C. Soriguer

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2018 6:1

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    Plasticity in foraging behavior among individuals, or across populations may reduce competition. As a generalist carnivore, western gulls (Larus occidentalis) consume a wide range of marine and terrestrial foods....

    Authors: Scott A. Shaffer, Sue Cockerham, Pete Warzybok, Russell W. Bradley, Jaime Jahncke, Corey A. Clatterbuck, Magali Lucia, Jennifer A. Jelincic, Anne L. Cassell, Emma C. Kelsey and Josh Adams

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:27

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    The combined influence of life-history strategy and resource dispersion on dispersal evolution of a biological community, and by extension, on community assemblage, has received sparse attention. Highly specia...

    Authors: Vignesh Venkateswaran, Amitabh Shrivastava, Anusha L. K. Kumble and Renee M. Borges

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:25

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  6. Content type: Correction

    The results presented throughout were based on an alternative Information Criterion (IC) equation that did not appear in the original article. The alternate formulation (akin to the Bayesian Information Criter...

    Authors: Eric R. Dougherty, Colin J. Carlson, Jason K. Blackburn and Wayne M. Getz

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:26

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    The original article was published in Movement Ecology 2017 5:19

  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Many studies of animal movement have focused on directed versus area-restricted movement, which rely on correlations between step-length and turn-angles and on stationarity through time to define behavioral st...

    Authors: Kirsten E. Ironside, David J. Mattson, Tad Theimer, Brian Jansen, Brandon Holton, Terence Arundel, Michael Peters, Joseph O. Sexton and Thomas C. Edwards Jr

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Migrants have been hypothesised to use different migration strategies between seasons: a time-minimization strategy during their pre-breeding migration towards the breeding grounds and an energy-minimization s...

    Authors: Meijuan Zhao, Maureen Christie, Jonathan Coleman, Chris Hassell, Ken Gosbell, Simeon Lisovski, Clive Minton and Marcel Klaassen

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:23

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    The ability to sense Earth’s magnetic field has evolved in various taxa. However, despite great efforts to find the ‘magnetic-sensor’ in vertebrates, the results of these scientific efforts remain inconclusive. A...

    Authors: Eviatar Natan and Yoni Vortman

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    Habitat fragmentation reduces genetic connectivity for multiple species, yet conservation efforts tend to rely heavily on single-species connectivity estimates to inform land-use planning. Such conservation ac...

    Authors: Robby R. Marrotte, Jeff Bowman, Michael G.C. Brown, Chad Cordes, Kimberley Y. Morris, Melanie B. Prentice and Paul J. Wilson

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:21

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    Movement pattern variations are reflective of behavioural switches, likely associated with different life history traits in response to the animals’ abiotic and biotic environment. Detecting these can provide ...

    Authors: Karine Heerah, Mathieu Woillez, Ronan Fablet, François Garren, Stéphane Martin and Hélène De Pontual

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:20

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  12. Content type: Methodology Article

    With decreasing costs of GPS telemetry devices, data repositories of animal movement paths are increasing almost exponentially in size. A series of complex statistical tools have been developed in conjunction ...

    Authors: Eric R. Dougherty, Colin J. Carlson, Jason K. Blackburn and Wayne M. Getz

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Movement Ecology 2017 5:26

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Movement Ecology 2018 6:10

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    For most Afro-Palearctic migrants, particularly small songbirds, spatiotemporal migration schedules and migratory connectivity remain poorly understood. We mapped migration from breeding through winter of one ...

    Authors: Mathilde Lerche-Jørgensen, Mikkel Willemoes, Anders P. Tøttrup, Katherine Rachel Scotchburn Snell and Kasper Thorup

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:17

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    Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) are among the most abundant and widely distributed of oceanic elasmobranchs. Millions are taken annually in pelagic longline fisheries and comprise the highest component of auctioned...

    Authors: Lucy A. Howey, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Emily R. Tolentino and Mahmood S. Shivji

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:16

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    Regional scale movement patterns of songbirds are poorly known largely due to difficulties tracking small organisms at broad scales. Using an array of over 100 automated radio telemetry towers, we followed Bla...

    Authors: J. Morgan Brown and Philip D. Taylor

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:15

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    The movement behavior of an animal is determined by extrinsic and intrinsic factors that operate at multiple spatio-temporal scales, yet much of our knowledge of animal movement comes from studies that examine...

    Authors: Shannon L. Kay, Justin W. Fischer, Andrew J. Monaghan, James C. Beasley, Raoul Boughton, Tyler A. Campbell, Susan M. Cooper, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, Steve B. Hartley, John C. Kilgo, Samantha M. Wisely, A. Christy Wyckoff, Kurt C. VerCauteren and Kim M. Pepin

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:14

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    Because empirical studies of animal movement are most-often site- and species-specific, we lack understanding of the level of consistency in movement patterns across diverse taxa, as well as a framework for qu...

    Authors: Briana Abrahms, Dana P. Seidel, Eric Dougherty, Elliott L. Hazen, Steven J. Bograd, Alan M. Wilson, J. Weldon McNutt, Daniel P. Costa, Stephen Blake, Justin S. Brashares and Wayne M. Getz

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:12

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  18. Content type: Methodology Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:13

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    Quantifying individual variability in movement behavior is critical to understanding population-level patterns in animals. Here, we explore intraspecific variation in movement strategies of bald eagles (Haliaeetu...

    Authors: Rachel E. Wheat, Stephen B. Lewis, Yiwei Wang, Taal Levi and Christopher C. Wilmers

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:11

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    In species with biparental care both members of the breeding pair cooperate to raise the offspring either by assisting each other in every reproductive task or by specializing in different ones. The latter cas...

    Authors: Jesús Hernández-Pliego, Carlos Rodríguez and Javier Bustamante

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:8

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:7

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  23. Content type: Methodology article

    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. ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    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 (

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:3

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    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2017 5:2

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  26. Content type: Methodology article

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:26

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  27. Content type: Review

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:25

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  28. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:24

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  29. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:23

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  30. Content type: Methodology article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:22

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  31. Content type: Review

    Increased availability of high-resolution movement data has led to the development of numerous methods for studying changes in animal movement behavior. Path segmentation methods provide basics for detecting m...

    Authors: Hendrik Edelhoff, Johannes Signer and Niko Balkenhol

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:21

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  32. Content type: Research

    Describing migratory connectivity in mobile animals is crucial for understanding the selective pressures acting on different populations throughout their life cycle. Tracking single individuals has provided va...

    Authors: Ivan Maggini, Benjamin Metzger, Maren Voss, Christian C. Voigt and Franz Bairlein

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:20

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  33. Content type: Methodology article

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:19

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  34. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:17

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  35. Content type: Research

    Knowledge of immigration and emigration rates is crucial for understanding of population dynamics, yet little is known about these vital rates, especially for arctic songbirds. We estimated immigration in an A...

    Authors: Franz Bairlein, D. Ryan Norris, Christian C. Voigt, Erica H. Dunn and David J. T. Hussell

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:16

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  36. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:11

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  38. Content type: Research

    Geolocators are useful for tracking movements of long-distance migrants, but potential negative effects on birds have not been well studied. We tested for effects of geolocators (0.8–2.0 g total, representing ...

    Authors: Emily L. Weiser, Richard B. Lanctot, Stephen C. Brown, José A. Alves, Phil F. Battley, Rebecca Bentzen, Joël Bêty, Mary Anne Bishop, Megan Boldenow, Loïc Bollache, Bruce Casler, Maureen Christie, Jonathan T. Coleman, Jesse R. Conklin, Willow B. English, H. River Gates…

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:12

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  39. Content type: Research

    Freshwater lakes and rivers of the Northern Hemisphere have been freezing increasingly later and thawing increasingly earlier during the last century. With reduced temporal periods during which ice conditions ...

    Authors: Mathieu Leblond, Martin-Hugues St-Laurent and Steeve D. Côté

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:14

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  40. Content type: Research

    The movement patterns of many southern African waterfowl are typified by nomadism, which is thought to be a response to unpredictable changes in resource distributions. Nomadism and the related movement choice...

    Authors: Dominic A. W. Henry, Judith M. Ament and Graeme S. Cumming

    Citation: Movement Ecology 2016 4:8

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