- Incubation patterns in a central-place forager affect lifetime reproductive success: scaling of patterns from a foraging bout to a lifetime
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
PLoS ONE 6:e17760. 2011
..We focus on the ancient murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, an alcid with exceptionally long incubation shift lengths, and test the impact of environmental factors on incubation shift length in relation to reproductive success...
- Breeding phenology and winter activity predict subsequent breeding success in a trans-global migratory seabird
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Biol Lett 11:. 2015
..Our results suggest that different life-history stages interact to influence RP in the next breeding season, so that behaviour patterns during winter may be important determinants of variation in subsequent fitness among individuals...
- Physiological constraints and dive behavior scale in tandem with body mass in auks: A comparative analysis
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK Electronic address
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 196:54-60. 2016
..Rather, the scaling exponent for maximum dive duration is higher than expected due to the higher than expected scaling of muscle oxygen stores to body mass...
- Dual foraging and pair coordination during chick provisioning by Manx shearwaters: empirical evidence supported by a simple model
Oxford University, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
J Exp Biol 218:2116-23. 2015
..A simple model based on patch quality and travel time shows that for Manx shearwaters combining chick feeding and self-maintenance, bimodal foraging trip durations optimise feeding rates. ..
- Drivers and fitness consequences of dispersive migration in a pelagic seabird
Annette L Fayet
Oxford Navigation Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Behav Ecol 27:1061-1072. 2016
..Taken together, our results show that dispersive migration is a complex phenomenon that can be driven by multiple factors simultaneously and can shape a population's fitness landscape...
- Foraging flexibility and search patterns are unlinked during breeding in a free-ranging seabird
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire UK
Mar Biol 163:72. 2016
..Our results suggest that foraging flexibility and search patterns are unlinked, perhaps because birds can read cues from their environment, including conspecifics, to optimize their foraging efficiency...
- Carry-over effects on the annual cycle of a migratory seabird: an experimental study
Annette L Fayet
Oxford Navigation Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
J Anim Ecol 85:1516-1527. 2016
- High corticosterone, not high energy cost, correlates with reproductive success in the burrow-nesting ancient murrelet
Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
PLoS ONE 8:e84280. 2013
..However, CORT levels and incubation shift lengths were not correlated, suggesting that birds that undertook prolonged incubation shifts did so only when their energy stores were not jeopardized. ..