Summary: Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).
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- Reid S, Narendra A, Hemmi J, Zeil J. Polarised skylight and the landmark panorama provide night-active bull ants with compass information during route following. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:363-70 pubmed publisher..Interestingly, other parts of the surrounding panorama also influence foraging speed and accuracy, suggesting that they too play a role in navigation...
- Reynolds B, Powers S, Bishop M. Application of acoustic telemetry to assess residency and movements of rockfish and lingcod at created and natural habitats in Prince William Sound. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e12130 pubmed publisher..Our results suggest the potential for artificial reefs to provide rockfish habitat in the event of disturbances to natural habitat. ..
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- Monsarrat S, Benhamou S, Sarrazin F, Bessa Gomes C, Bouten W, Duriez O. How predictability of feeding patches affects home range and foraging habitat selection in avian social scavengers?. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e53077 pubmed publisher..Light feeding stations are interesting tools for managing food resources, but don't prevent vultures to feed at other places with possibly high risk of intoxication (poison). ..
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- Voss J, Keary N, Bischof H. The use of the geomagnetic field for short distance orientation in zebra finches. Neuroreport. 2007;18:1053-7 pubmed..By using a conditioning technique in a standard laboratory animal, our experiments will provide an ideal basis for the search for the physiological mechanisms of magnetic field perception. ..
- Costa S, Andrade R, Carneiro L, Gonçalves E, Kotrschal K, Oliveira R. Sex differences in the dorsolateral telencephalon correlate with home range size in blenniid fish. Brain Behav Evol. 2011;77:55-64 pubmed publisher..These results suggest that the DLv is involved in spatial abilities in blenniid fish and that sexual selection may be promoting this divergence as already described for mammals and birds. ..
- Pahl M, Zhu H, Tautz J, Zhang S. Large scale homing in honeybees. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19669 pubmed publisher..Our findings suggest that such large scale homing is facilitated by global landmarks acting as beacons, and possibly the entire skyline panorama. ..
- Lenoir A, Depickère S, Devers S, Christides J, Detrain C. Hydrocarbons in the ant Lasius niger: from the cuticle to the nest and home range marking. J Chem Ecol. 2009;35:913-21 pubmed publisher..These results suggest that the CHCs chemical profiles used by ants in colony recognition are much more complex than a single template: ants have to learn and memorize odors that vary depending on their context of perception. ..
- Henry M, Béguin M, Requier F, Rollin O, Odoux J, Aupinel P, et al. A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees. Science. 2012;336:348-50 pubmed publisher..These experiments offer new insights into the consequences of common neonicotinoid pesticides used worldwide. ..
- Teichroeb J, Sicotte P. Test of the ecological-constraints model on ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) in Ghana. Am J Primatol. 2009;71:49-59 pubmed publisher..How costly this increased energy expenditure is for individuals in larger groups remains to be determined...
- Potts J, Harris S, Giuggioli L. Territorial dynamics and stable home range formation for central place foragers. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34033 pubmed publisher..Comparisons are made with previous theoretical work modelling central place foragers with conspecific avoidance. Some insights into the mechanisms behind allometric scaling laws of animal space use are also given. ..
- Cruse H, Hübner D. Selforganizing memory: active learning of landmarks used for navigation. Biol Cybern. 2008;99:219-36 pubmed publisher..Finally, we tested to what extent learning of the weights is affected by noisy input given to the sensor data. The architecture proposed is discussed to have some at least superficial similarity to the mushroom bodies of insects. ..
- Fleissner G, Stahl B, Thalau P, Falkenberg G, Fleissner G. A novel concept of Fe-mineral-based magnetoreception: histological and physicochemical data from the upper beak of homing pigeons. Naturwissenschaften. 2007;94:631-42 pubmed..e., amplitude and direction of the local magnetic field, irrespective of the animal's posture or movement and photoreception...
- Luschi P, Benhamou S, Girard C, Ciccione S, Roos D, Sudre J, et al. Marine turtles use geomagnetic cues during open-sea homing. Curr Biol. 2007;17:126-33 pubmed..These findings represent the first field evidence for the involvement of geomagnetic cues in sea-turtle navigation. ..
- Wartmann F, Purves R, van Schaik C. Modelling ranging behaviour of female orang-utans: a case study in Tuanan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Primates. 2010;51:119-30 pubmed publisher..A significant effect of fruit availability on day path length was found. Sexually active females covered longer distances per day and may also temporarily expand their ranges. ..
- Collett M, Collett T. The learning and maintenance of local vectors in desert ant navigation. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:895-900 pubmed publisher..The vectors improved again once the missing bushes were replaced by artificial landmarks. The fragility of local vector memories may permit an ant the flexibility to adapt its route to fluctuations in the distribution of its resources. ..
- Jorge P, Marques A, Phillips J. Activational rather than navigational effects of odors on homing of young pigeons. Curr Biol. 2009;19:650-4 pubmed publisher..These findings show that odors, rather than providing navigational information, activate a nonolfactory path integration system. ..
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- Boyle S, Lourenço W, da Silva L, Smith A. Home range estimates vary with sample size and methods. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2009;80:33-42 pubmed publisher..It is important to consider the various home range methods, as the appropriate method may depend on sample size and the species' behavioral ecology. ..
- Bordes F, Morand S, Kelt D, Van Vuren D. Home range and parasite diversity in mammals. Am Nat. 2009;173:467-74 pubmed publisher..We also show that home range size is negatively correlated with host density in mammals after correcting both variables for host body mass. We discuss these results from an epidemiological perspective. ..
- Alfred R, Ahmad A, Payne J, Williams C, Ambu L, How P, et al. Home range and ranging behaviour of Bornean elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) females. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31400 pubmed publisher..Finally, in fragmented habitat human and elephant conflict occurrences were likely to be higher, due to increased movement bringing elephants into contact more often with humans. ..
- Muller M, Wehner R. Wind and sky as compass cues in desert ant navigation. Naturwissenschaften. 2007;94:589-94 pubmed..The intermediate courses shift the more towards the wind compass course, the higher the elevation of the sun is in the sky. ..
- Cheng K, Narendra A, Sommer S, Wehner R. Traveling in clutter: navigation in the Central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Behav Processes. 2009;80:261-8 pubmed publisher..Functional predictions concerning the acquisition, retention, and integration of memories of distances and of landmarks are also reviewed, illuminating the behavioral ecology of spatial cognition. ..
- Collett M. How navigational guidance systems are combined in a desert ant. Curr Biol. 2012;22:927-32 pubmed publisher..These results help show how an insect's relatively simple decision-making can produce navigation that is reliable and efficient and that also adapts to changing demands. ..
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- Benhamou S. Dynamic approach to space and habitat use based on biased random bridges. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e14592 pubmed publisher..Relying on simplified BRBs proves to be the most reliable and easily usable way to estimate UDs from serially correlated relocations and raw activity information. ..
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- Cheung A, Vickerstaff R. Finding the way with a noisy brain. PLoS Comput Biol. 2010;6:e1000992 pubmed publisher..Indeed, noise-tolerance may be an important functional constraint on the evolution of neuroarchitectural plans in the animal kingdom. ..
- Schwarz S, Narendra A, Zeil J. The properties of the visual system in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2011;40:128-34 pubmed publisher..3°. With a ??(rh)/?? ratio of much less than 2, the eyes undersample the visual scene but provide high contrast, and surprising detail of the landmark panorama that has been shown to be used for navigation. ..
- Narendra A. Homing strategies of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. II. Interaction of the path integrator with visual cue information. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:1804-12 pubmed..The dominance of distant cues, the importance of familiar context and the interaction between different navigation strategies are discussed here. ..
- Vickerstaff R, Merkle T. Path integration mediated systematic search: a Bayesian model. J Theor Biol. 2012;307:1-19 pubmed publisher..The searches produced by it are also arguably the most similar in appearance to the ant's searches. ..
- Bowen B, Karl S. Population genetics and phylogeography of sea turtles. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:4886-907 pubmed..Genetic studies have advanced our understanding of marine turtle biology and evolution, but significant gaps persist and provide challenges for the next generation of sea turtle geneticists. ..