animal migration

Summary

Summary: Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Range size: disentangling current traits and phylogenetic and biogeographic factors
    Katrin Böhning-Gaese
    Institut fur Zoologie, Abteilung V, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Becherweg 13, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Am Nat 167:555-67. 2006
  2. ncbi Global patterns of influenza a virus in wild birds
    Bjorn Olsen
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Umea University, SE 90187 Umea, Sweden
    Science 312:384-8. 2006
  3. ncbi Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean
    B A Block
    Stanford University, Biology Department, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA
    Nature 475:86-90. 2011
  4. ncbi Genetic assignment methods for the direct, real-time estimation of migration rate: a simulation-based exploration of accuracy and power
    David Paetkau
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:55-65. 2004
  5. pmc Bayesian inference of recent migration rates using multilocus genotypes
    Gregory A Wilson
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7, Canada
    Genetics 163:1177-91. 2003
  6. pmc Spatial, temporal, and species variation in prevalence of influenza A viruses in wild migratory birds
    Vincent J Munster
    Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Pathog 3:e61. 2007
  7. ncbi Climate change and population declines in a long-distance migratory bird
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Nature 441:81-3. 2006
  8. pmc Influenza in migratory birds and evidence of limited intercontinental virus exchange
    Scott Krauss
    Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 3:e167. 2007
  9. ncbi Informed dispersal, heterogeneity in animal dispersal syndromes and the dynamics of spatially structured populations
    Jean Clobert
    Station d Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR 2936, Moulis, Saint Girons, France
    Ecol Lett 12:197-209. 2009
  10. ncbi Transoceanic migration, spatial dynamics, and population linkages of white sharks
    Ramón Bonfil
    Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460, USA
    Science 310:100-3. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Linking infectious disease dynamics to seasonal animal movements
    REBECCA ANNE BARTEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Circadian Clock: Transcriptional Control
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2008
  3. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CLOCK GENES
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. CIRCADIAN CLOCK MECHANISM IN THE SCN
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. MATERNAL INFLUENCE ON DEVELOPING 24-HOUR PERIODICITY
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2002
  6. Demographics and phylogeography of hybrid speciation
    JARED STRASBURG; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. The effect of stress on memory and the brain
    VLADIMIR PRAVOSUDOV; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
  9. COMBINATION CHEMOTHERAPY FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA
    Robert Webster; Fiscal Year: 2005
  10. Evaluating Control of HIV Infection by Engineered Virus
    Gisela Garcia Ramos; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications309 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Range size: disentangling current traits and phylogenetic and biogeographic factors
    Katrin Böhning-Gaese
    Institut fur Zoologie, Abteilung V, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Becherweg 13, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Am Nat 167:555-67. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi Global patterns of influenza a virus in wild birds
    Bjorn Olsen
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Umea University, SE 90187 Umea, Sweden
    Science 312:384-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean
    B A Block
    Stanford University, Biology Department, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA
    Nature 475:86-90. 2011
    ..We identify critical habitats across multinational boundaries and show that top predators exploit their environment in predictable ways, providing the foundation for spatial management of large marine ecosystems...
  4. ncbi Genetic assignment methods for the direct, real-time estimation of migration rate: a simulation-based exploration of accuracy and power
    David Paetkau
    Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:55-65. 2004
    ....
  5. pmc Bayesian inference of recent migration rates using multilocus genotypes
    Gregory A Wilson
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7, Canada
    Genetics 163:1177-91. 2003
    ....
  6. pmc Spatial, temporal, and species variation in prevalence of influenza A viruses in wild migratory birds
    Vincent J Munster
    Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Pathog 3:e61. 2007
    ..These data are useful for designing new surveillance programs and are particularly relevant due to increased interest in avian influenza in wild birds...
  7. ncbi Climate change and population declines in a long-distance migratory bird
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Nature 441:81-3. 2006
    ..Mistiming as a result of climate change is probably a widespread phenomenon, and here we provide evidence that it can lead to population declines...
  8. pmc Influenza in migratory birds and evidence of limited intercontinental virus exchange
    Scott Krauss
    Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 3:e167. 2007
    ..Overall, the available evidence does not support the perpetuation of HP H5N1 influenza in migratory birds and suggests that the introduction of HP Asian H5N1 to the Americas by migratory birds is likely to be a rare event...
  9. ncbi Informed dispersal, heterogeneity in animal dispersal syndromes and the dynamics of spatially structured populations
    Jean Clobert
    Station d Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR 2936, Moulis, Saint Girons, France
    Ecol Lett 12:197-209. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi Transoceanic migration, spatial dynamics, and population linkages of white sharks
    Ramón Bonfil
    Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460, USA
    Science 310:100-3. 2005
    ..4 degrees C. These findings contradict previous ideas that female white sharks do not make transoceanic migrations, and they suggest natal homing behavior...
  11. ncbi Recent divergence with gene flow in Tennessee cave salamanders (Plethodontidae: Gyrinophilus) inferred from gene genealogies
    Matthew L Niemiller
    Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2258-75. 2008
    ..These results strongly favour the hypothesis that Tennessee cave salamanders originated from spring salamanders via divergence with gene flow...
  12. ncbi The estimation of population differentiation with microsatellite markers
    Francois Balloux
    Zoologisches Institut, Universitat Bern, CH 3032 Hinterkappelen Bern, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 11:155-65. 2002
    ..Finally, we discuss the biological interpretation of population structuring estimates...
  13. ncbi Animal migration and infectious disease risk
    Sonia Altizer
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Science 331:296-302. 2011
    ..Studies of pathogen dynamics in migratory species and how these will respond to global change are urgently needed to predict future disease risks for wildlife and humans alike...
  14. ncbi Influenza A viruses of migrating wild aquatic birds in North America
    Scott Krauss
    Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:177-89. 2004
    ..The viruses reported in this study are available for genomic study to determine whether prediction of host range or pandemic potential is possible...
  15. pmc Unified framework to evaluate panmixia and migration direction among multiple sampling locations
    Peter Beerli
    Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Genetics 185:313-26. 2010
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  16. pmc Predicting the consequences of carry-over effects for migratory populations
    D Ryan Norris
    Department of Forest Sciences, Centre for Applied Conservation Research, University of British Columbia, 3041 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Biol Lett 2:148-51. 2006
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  17. pmc A method for investigating population declines of migratory birds using stable isotopes: origins of harvested lesser scaup in North America
    Keith A Hobson
    Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e7915. 2009
    ..This is especially true for species that breed in remote northern areas where field-based demographic assessments are logistically challenging...
  18. ncbi Genetic evidence of intercontinental movement of avian influenza in a migratory bird: the northern pintail (Anas acuta)
    Anson V Koehler
    Alaska Science Center, US Geological Survey, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:4754-62. 2008
    ..Our data support the role of wild birds in the intercontinental transfer of influenza viruses, and reveal a higher degree of transfer in Alaska than elsewhere in North America...
  19. ncbi Understanding movement data and movement processes: current and emerging directions
    Robert S Schick
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0328, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:1338-50. 2008
    ..This model moves away from traditional random walks, and instead focuses inference on how moving animals with complex behavior interact with their landscape and make choices about its suitability...
  20. ncbi Population diversity and the portfolio effect in an exploited species
    Daniel E Schindler
    School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Box 355020, Seattle, Washington 98195 5020, USA
    Nature 465:609-12. 2010
    ..The reliability of ecosystem services will erode faster than indicated by species loss alone...
  21. ncbi Drought in Africa caused delayed arrival of European songbirds
    A P Tøttrup
    Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Science 338:1307. 2012
    ..Our results help to establish a direct link at the individual level between changes in local climate during migration and arrival and breeding condition in Europe thousands of kilometers further north...
  22. ncbi Transequatorial migrations by basking sharks in the western Atlantic Ocean
    Gregory B Skomal
    Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA
    Curr Biol 19:1019-22. 2009
    ..Our results demonstrate that tropical waters are not a barrier to migratory connectivity for basking shark populations and highlight the need for global conservation efforts throughout the species range...
  23. ncbi Tracking long-distance songbird migration by using geolocators
    Bridget J M Stutchbury
    Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Science 323:896. 2009
    ..Identifying songbird wintering areas and migration routes is critical for predicting demographic consequences of habitat loss and climate change in tropical regions...
  24. ncbi Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight
    Jason W Chapman
    Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:337-56. 2011
    ..Further improvements to observing capabilities, and employment in operational as well as research roles, appear feasible...
  25. pmc Populations of migratory bird species that did not show a phenological response to climate change are declining
    Anders Pape Møller
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 7103, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, F 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:16195-200. 2008
    ..Our findings imply that ecological factors affecting population trends can change over time and suggest that ongoing climatic changes will increasingly threaten vulnerable migratory bird species, augmenting their extinction risk...
  26. ncbi Trade-offs between predation risk and forage differ between migrant strategies in a migratory ungulate
    Mark Hebblewhite
    Wildlife Biology Program, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 90:3445-54. 2009
    ..Although ungulates appear capable of balancing risk and forage at different spatial scales, risk avoidance at large landscape scales may be more effective in the absence of human-caused refugia from predation...
  27. ncbi Combining stable-isotope (deltaD) and band recovery data to improve probabilistic assignment of migratory birds to origin
    Steven L Van Wilgenburg
    Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 3H5, Canada
    Ecol Appl 21:1340-51. 2011
    ..We show that likelihood-based assignments of geographic origins can provide improved spatial resolution when models of migration direction are combined with assignments based on deltaD analysis of feathers...
  28. ncbi Challenging claims in the study of migratory birds and climate change
    Endre Knudsen
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 86:928-46. 2011
    ..A proper integration across biological disciplines seems essential for the field's transition from affirming patterns to understanding mechanisms and making robust predictions regarding future consequences of shifting phenologies...
  29. ncbi All roads lead to home: panmixia of European eel in the Sargasso Sea
    Thomas D Als
    National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Vejlsøvej 39, Silkeborg, Denmark
    Mol Ecol 20:1333-46. 2011
    ..European eel has declined catastrophically, and our findings call for management of the species as a single unit, necessitating coordinated international conservation efforts...
  30. pmc A movement ecology paradigm for unifying organismal movement research
    Ran Nathan
    Movement Ecology Laboratory, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19052-9. 2008
    ..Now we must consider in general the common reason for moving with any movement whatever." (Aristotle, De Motu Animalium, 4th century B.C.)...
  31. ncbi Speciation with gene flow could be common
    Patrik Nosil
    Zoology Department and Centre for Biodiversity Research, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Mol Ecol 17:2103-6. 2008
    ..Future work on the ecological and genetic factors reducing gene flow will likely increase our understanding of the conditions that faciliate divergence in the face of gene flow...
  32. ncbi Electronic tagging and population structure of Atlantic bluefin tuna
    Barbara A Block
    Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA
    Nature 434:1121-7. 2005
    ..Restrictions on the time and area where longlining occurs would reduce incidental catch mortalities on western spawning grounds...
  33. ncbi Impact of a century of climate change on small-mammal communities in Yosemite National Park, USA
    Craig Moritz
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Science 322:261-4. 2008
    ..Elevational replacement among congeners changed because species' responses were idiosyncratic. Though some high-elevation species are threatened, protection of elevation gradients allows other species to respond via migration...
  34. pmc Using stable isotope analysis to understand the migration and trophic ecology of northeastern Pacific white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias)
    Aaron B Carlisle
    Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30492. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate how SIA can provide insight into the trophic ecology and migratory behavior of marine predators, especially when coupled with electronic tagging data...
  35. pmc Role of migratory birds in introduction and range expansion of Ixodes scapularis ticks and of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Canada
    N H Ogden
    Foodborne, Waterborne and Zoonotic Infections Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:1780-90. 2008
    ..However, infrequent larvae and the low infection prevalence in ticks carried by the birds raise questions as to how B. burgdorferi and A. phagocytophilum become endemic in any tick populations established by bird-transported ticks...
  36. pmc Improved viability of populations with diverse life-history portfolios
    Correigh M Greene
    Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
    Biol Lett 6:382-6. 2010
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  37. pmc Migration pathways, behavioural thermoregulation and overwintering grounds of blue sharks in the Northwest Atlantic
    Steven E Campana
    Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e16854. 2011
    ..The relative abundance of deep-diving sharks, swordfish, and sperm whales in the Gulf Stream and adjacent waters suggests that it may serve as a key winter feeding ground for large pelagic predators in the North Atlantic...
  38. pmc Disease dynamics and bird migration--linking mallards Anas platyrhynchos and subtype diversity of the influenza A virus in time and space
    Gunnar Gunnarsson
    Division of Natural Sciences, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e35679. 2012
    ..If true, this knowledge would allow novel insight into the origins and transmission of the influenza A virus among migratory hosts previously unavailable through conventional approaches...
  39. pmc Spatiotemporal variation in avian migration phenology: citizen science reveals effects of climate change
    Allen H Hurlbert
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e31662. 2012
    ..This observation is consistent with the idea that species must be more phenologically sensitive in less seasonal environments to maintain the same degree of precision in phenological timing...
  40. ncbi The genetics of migration on the move
    Miriam Liedvogel
    CAnMove Centre, Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:561-9. 2011
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  41. pmc A dispersive migration in the Atlantic Puffin and its implications for migratory navigation
    Tim Guilford
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e21336. 2011
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  42. pmc Individuality in bird migration: routes and timing
    Yannis Vardanis
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Biol Lett 7:502-5. 2011
    The exploration of animal migration has entered a new era with individual-based tracking during multiple years...
  43. pmc Interspecific exchange of avian influenza virus genes in Alaska: the influence of trans-hemispheric migratory tendency and breeding ground sympatry
    John M Pearce
    US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:1015-25. 2011
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  44. ncbi Measurements of foraging success in a highly pelagic marine predator, the northern elephant seal
    P W Robinson
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
    J Anim Ecol 79:1146-56. 2010
    ..4. These results support the use of transit rate as an index of foraging success: a metric that is easily derived from tracking measurements on a wide range of marine species...
  45. pmc An unprecedented aggregation of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, in Mexican coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea
    Rafael de la Parra Venegas
    Proyecto Dominó, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    PLoS ONE 6:e18994. 2011
    ..With two whale shark aggregation areas, high coastal productivity and a previously-unknown scombrid spawning ground, the northeastern Yucatán marine region is a critical habitat that deserves more concerted conservation efforts...
  46. pmc Year-round tracking of small trans-Saharan migrants using light-level geolocators
    Erich Bächler
    Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 5:e9566. 2010
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  47. ncbi Increased sedentariness in European Blackbirds following urbanization: a consequence of local adaptation?
    Jesko Partecke
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Von der Tannstrasse 7, 82346 Andechs Erling, Germany
    Ecology 88:882-90. 2007
    ..These results corroborate the idea that urbanization has evolutionary consequences for life history traits such as migratory behavior...
  48. pmc Long-term GPS tracking of ocean sunfish Mola mola offers a new direction in fish monitoring
    David W Sims
    Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, The Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e7351. 2009
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  49. ncbi Something in the way you move: dispersal pathways affect invasion success
    John R U Wilson
    Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:136-44. 2009
    ..Moreover, elucidation of the mechanistic properties of dispersal pathways is crucial for scientists and managers who wish to assist, minimise or prevent future movements of organisms...
  50. ncbi Advances in our understanding of mammalian sex-biased dispersal
    L J Lawson Handley
    Theoretical and Molecular Population Genetics Group, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EH, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:1559-78. 2007
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  51. ncbi The influence of climate on the timing and rate of spring bird migration
    Peter P Marra
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P O Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037, USA
    Oecologia 142:307-15. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that, although the onset of migration may be determined endogenously, the timing of migration is flexible and can be adjusted in response to variation in weather and/or phenology along migration routes...
  52. ncbi Expanded niche for white sharks
    Andre M Boustany
    Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University and Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA
    Nature 415:35-6. 2002
    ..Here we report the tracking of movements of white sharks by using pop-up satellite archival tags, which reveal that their migratory movements, depth and ambient thermal ranges are wider than was previously thought...
  53. pmc New frontiers in biologging science
    Christian Rutz
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biol Lett 5:289-92. 2009
    ..We conclude our report by suggesting some directions for future research...
  54. ncbi Evolution driven by differential dispersal within a wild bird population
    Dany Garant
    Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 433:60-5. 2005
    ..Our findings have important implications for questions of the scale of adaptation and speciation, and challenge the usual treatment of dispersal as a force opposing evolutionary differentiation...
  55. pmc Small-scale fisheries bycatch jeopardizes endangered Pacific loggerhead turtles
    S Hoyt Peckham
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1041. 2007
    ..These fisheries occur primarily in developing nations, and their documentation and management are limited or non-existent, precluding evaluation of their impacts on non-target megafauna...
  56. ncbi The need for integrative approaches to understand and conserve migratory ungulates
    Douglas T Bolger
    Environmental Studies Program, HB6182, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:63-77. 2008
    ..We provide suggestions for avenues of future research and highlight areas where we believe rapid progress can be made by applying recent advances in theory, technology and analytical approaches...
  57. pmc Bird migration routes and risk for pathogen dispersion into western Mediterranean wetlands
    Elsa Jourdain
    Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat, Arles, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:365-72. 2007
    ..Avian influenza and West Nile viruses are used as examples because birds are central to the epidemiology of these viruses...
  58. ncbi Spatio-temporal dynamics of global H5N1 outbreaks match bird migration patterns
    Yali Si
    Department of Natural Resources, International Institute for Geo Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, Hengelosestraat 99, P O Box 6, 7500AA Enschede, The Netherlands
    Geospat Health 4:65-78. 2009
    ..This leads to the suggestion that wild birds may also be involved in spreading the H5N1 virus over short distances...
  59. ncbi Climate-mediated energetic constraints on the distribution of hibernating mammals
    Murray M Humphries
    Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3TZ, UK
    Nature 418:313-6. 2002
    ..Bioenergetics can provide the simple link between climate and biogeography needed to predict the consequences of climate change...
  60. pmc Current selection for lower migratory activity will drive the evolution of residency in a migratory bird population
    Francisco Pulido
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Vogelwarte, D 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:7341-6. 2010
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  61. pmc Animal ecology meets GPS-based radiotelemetry: a perfect storm of opportunities and challenges
    Francesca Cagnacci
    Research and Innovation Centre, Environment and Natural Resources Area, Edmund Mach Foundation, Trento, Italy
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2157-62. 2010
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  62. ncbi An annotated checklist of pathogenic microorganisms associated with migratory birds
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    J Wildl Dis 40:639-59. 2004
    ..The efficiency of dispersal of pathogenic microorganisms depends on a wide variety of biotic and abiotic factors affecting the survival of the agent in, or disappearance from, a habitat or ecosystem in a new geographic area...
  63. pmc The survey of H5N1 flu virus in wild birds in 14 Provinces of China from 2004 to 2007
    Zheng Kou
    State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
    PLoS ONE 4:e6926. 2009
    ..The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza emerged in the year 1996 in Asia, and has spread to Europe and Africa recently. At present, effective monitoring and data analysis of H5N1 are not sufficient in Chinese mainland...
  64. ncbi Contrasting phylogeography in three endemic Hawaiian limpets (Cellana spp.) with similar life histories
    Christopher E Bird
    Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, PO Box 1346, Kanehoe, HI 96744, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:3173-86. 2007
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  65. ncbi Analyzing animal movements using Brownian bridges
    Jon S Horne
    University of Idaho, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Moscow, Idaho 83844, USA
    Ecology 88:2354-63. 2007
    ..To illustrate potential applications, we provide three examples: estimating animal home ranges, estimating animal migration routes, and evaluating the influence of fine-scale resource selection on animal movement patterns.
  66. pmc Accuracy of ARGOS locations of Pinnipeds at-sea estimated using Fastloc GPS
    Daniel P Costa
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8677. 2010
    ..ARGOS location estimates do not include complete error estimations, and for many marine organisms, the most commonly acquired locations (Location Class 0, A, B, or Z) are provided with no declared error estimate...
  67. ncbi Grand challenges in migration biology
    Melissa S Bowlin
    Department of Biology, Theoretical Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Lund, Sweden 22362
    Integr Comp Biol 50:261-79. 2010
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  68. ncbi Breeding periodicity for male sea turtles, operational sex ratios, and implications in the face of climate change
    Graeme C Hays
    Department of Pure and Applied Ecology, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Conserv Biol 24:1636-43. 2010
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  69. pmc Enhancing the use of Argos satellite data for home range and long distance migration studies of marine animals
    Xavier Hoenner
    Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e40713. 2012
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  70. ncbi Surveillance of avian influenza viruses in migratory birds in Egypt, 2003-09
    Atef Soliman
    US Naval Medical Research Unit Number 3, 3A Imtidad Ramses St, Abassia, Cairo, Egypt
    J Wildl Dis 48:669-75. 2012
    ..The HPAI H5N1 isolated or detected indicates that migratory birds may play a role in the dispersal of HPAI virus, but a detailed mechanism of this role needs to be elucidated...
  71. pmc Bird migration flight altitudes studied by a network of operational weather radars
    Adriaan M Dokter
    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 8:30-43. 2011
    ..Consistently lower bird densities are recorded in The Netherlands compared with sites in France and eastern Belgium, which reveals some of the spatial extent of the dominant Scandinavian flyway over continental Europe...
  72. pmc Dispersal routes and habitat utilization of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, tracked with mini PSAT and archival tags
    Benjamin Galuardi
    Large Pelagics Research Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e37829. 2012
    ..Fishery independent profiling from electronic tagging also provide spatially and temporally explicit information for evaluating dispersals rates, population structure and fisheries catch patterns...
  73. ncbi Ecological conditions in wintering and passage areas as determinants of timing of spring migration in trans-Saharan migratory birds
    David Robson
    Catalan Ornithological Institute ICO, Museu de Ciències Naturals, Passeig Picasso s n, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Anim Ecol 80:320-31. 2011
    ..Possible long-term consequences for late arriving spring migrants are discussed...
  74. ncbi Identifying and prioritizing ungulate migration routes for landscape-level conservation
    Hall Sawyer
    Western EcoSystems Technology, 2003 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:2016-25. 2009
    ..The methods we outline should be applicable to a wide range of species that inhabit regions where migration routes are threatened or poorly understood...
  75. ncbi Food supply controls the body condition of a migrant bird wintering in the tropics
    David R Brown
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, 310 Dinwiddie Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
    Oecologia 149:22-32. 2006
    ..Moreover, since these effects were observed during the late non-breeding period, when individuals are preparing to migrate, we infer that food availability likely initiates carry-over effects...
  76. ncbi Dispersal, philopatry and intergroup relatedness: fine-scale genetic structure in the white-breasted thrasher, Ramphocinclus brachyurus
    H J Temple
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Mol Ecol 15:3449-58. 2006
    ..This should be taken into account when designating protected areas or selecting sites for habitat restoration...
  77. ncbi Avian influenza circulation in the Camargue (south of France) during the 2006-07 season
    Camille Lebarbenchon
    Centre de Recherche de la Tour du Valat, Le Sambuc, 13200 Aries, France
    Avian Dis 54:446-9. 2010
    ..Finally, even if the prevalence of infection was very low, AIVs were found in gulls in breeding colonies, indicating a possible specific circulation in spring in these birds...
  78. ncbi Determinants of partial bird migration in the Amazon Basin
    Alex E Jahn
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    J Anim Ecol 79:983-92. 2010
    ..e. tyrannids), and seasonality is largely defined by rainfall cycles. 7. We propose a hypothesis based on seasonal food limitation to explain partial migration of primarily insectivorous species in seasonal tropical habitats...
  79. ncbi Life history benefits of residency in a partially migrating pond-breeding amphibian
    Kristine L Grayson
    Department of Biology, 238 Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
    Ecology 92:1236-46. 2011
    ....
  80. ncbi Phenotypic flexibility in basal metabolic rate and the changing view of avian physiological diversity: a review
    Andrew E McKechnie
    DST NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Johannesburg, Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Comp Physiol B 178:235-47. 2008
    ..Several key questions concerning the shapes and other properties of avian BMR reaction norms urgently need to be addressed, and hypotheses concerning metabolic adaptation should explicitly account for phenotypic flexibility...
  81. ncbi Characteristics of important stopover locations for migrating birds: remote sensing with radar in the Great Lakes basin
    David N Bonter
    Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Conserv Biol 23:440-8. 2009
    ..We conclude that conservation efforts can be more effectively targeted through intensive analysis of radar imagery...
  82. ncbi The evolution of social philopatry and dispersal in female mammals
    T H Clutton-Brock
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Mol Ecol 21:472-92. 2012
    ....
  83. ncbi Inferring introduction routes of invasive species using approximate Bayesian computation on microsatellite data
    T Guillemaud
    Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, UMR 1301 Interactions Biotiques et Santé Végétale, INRA CNRS Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France
    Heredity (Edinb) 104:88-99. 2010
    ..Most computations were performed with the DIYABC program (http://www1.montpellier.inra.fr/CBGP/diyabc/)...
  84. ncbi Estimating updraft velocity components over large spatial scales: contrasting migration strategies of golden eagles and turkey vultures
    Gil Bohrer
    Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:96-103. 2012
    ..The methods introduced herein to estimate uplift components and test for differences in weather use can be applied to study movement of any soaring species...
  85. pmc Migratory flyway and geographical distance are barriers to the gene flow of influenza virus among North American birds
    Tommy Tsan Yuk Lam
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:24-33. 2012
    ..In sum, these data strongly suggest that the intra-continental spread of AIV by migratory birds is subject to major ecological barriers, including spatial distance and avian flyway...
  86. pmc Population structure of humpback whales from their breeding grounds in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans
    Howard C Rosenbaum
    Cetacean Conservation and Research Program, Global Conservation Marine, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7318. 2009
    ....
  87. ncbi Quantitative genetics of migration syndromes: a study of two barn swallow populations
    C Teplitsky
    Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité UMR MNHN CNRS 7204, Paris, France
    J Evol Biol 24:2025-39. 2011
    ..This results in a decreased rate of adaptation, not because of constraints on arrival date, but constraints on delay before breeding, that is, a trait that can be equally important in the context of climate change...
  88. pmc Morphological shifts of the external flight apparatus across the range of a passerine (Northern Wheatear) with diverging migratory behaviour
    Marc I Förschler
    Institute of Avian Research, Vogelwarte Helgoland, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e18732. 2011
    ..Our results are congruent with other inter- and intraspecific studies finding similar adaptations for energy-effective flight in relation to migration distance (morphological migratory syndrome)...
  89. pmc Swimming physiology of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla L.): energetic costs and effects on sexual maturation and reproduction
    Arjan P Palstra
    Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biology, Leiden University IBL, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Fish Physiol Biochem 36:297-322. 2010
    ..The induction of lipid deposition in the oocytes and the inhibition of vitellogenesis by swimming in females suggest a natural sequence of events quite different from artificial maturation protocols...
  90. ncbi Accelerating invasion rates result from the evolution of density-dependent dispersal
    Justin M J Travis
    Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Theor Biol 259:151-8. 2009
    ..We argue that a better understanding of the role of density dependent dispersal, and its evolution, in driving population dynamics is required especially within the context of range expansions...
  91. ncbi Feeding ecology of wild migratory tunas revealed by archival tag records of visceral warming
    Sophie Bestley
    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Laboratories, TAS, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 77:1223-33. 2008
    ..7. Our results demonstrate the importance of obtaining information on feeding when interpreting habitat utilization from individual animal tracks...
  92. ncbi Bottom-up ecosystem trophic dynamics determine fish production in the Northeast Pacific
    Daniel M Ware
    Aquatic Ecosystem Associates, 3674 Planta Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 1M2, Canada
    Science 308:1280-4. 2005
    ..Zooplankton data for coastal British Columbia confirm strong bottom-up trophic linkages between phytoplankton, zooplankton, and resident fish, extending to regional areas as small as 10,000 square kilometers...
  93. pmc Tracking of Arctic terns Sterna paradisaea reveals longest animal migration
    Carsten Egevang
    Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, DK 3900 Nuuk, Greenland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:2078-81. 2010
    ..Arctic terns clearly target regions of high marine productivity both as stopover and wintering areas, and exploit prevailing global wind systems to reduce flight costs on long-distance commutes...
  94. ncbi Gene flow maintains a large genetic difference in clutch size at a small spatial scale
    Erik Postma
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Nature 433:65-8. 2005
    ..Our findings illustrate the large effect of immigration on the evolution of local adaptations and on genetic population structure...
  95. ncbi Knowledgeable individuals lead collective decisions in ants
    Nathalie Stroeymeyt
    Universite de Toulouse, UPS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, 118 route de Narbonne, F 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
    J Exp Biol 214:3046-54. 2011
    ..Animal groups may instead benefit from well-informed, knowledgeable individuals acting as leaders in decisions...
  96. pmc Phylogeography of the reef fish Cephalopholis argus (Epinephelidae) indicates Pleistocene isolation across the Indo-Pacific Barrier with contemporary overlap in The Coral Triangle
    Michelle R Gaither
    Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology University of Hawaii PO Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:189. 2011
    ....
  97. ncbi Reassortment of American and Eurasian genes in an influenza A virus isolated from a great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), a species demonstrated to move between these regions
    Michelle Wille
    Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, NL, Canada
    Arch Virol 156:107-15. 2011
    ..Thus, great black-backed gulls could be important for movement of avian influenza viruses across the Atlantic Ocean and within North America...
  98. ncbi Robust hierarchical state-space models reveal diel variation in travel rates of migrating leatherback turtles
    Ian D Jonsen
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H4J1
    J Anim Ecol 75:1046-57. 2006
    ..4. Our approach is extremely flexible and can be applied to many ecological analyses that use complex, sequential data...
  99. ncbi Inferences on the population structure and colonization process of the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)
    N Aketarawong
    Department of Biotechnology, Mahidol University, RamaVI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    Mol Ecol 16:3522-32. 2007
    ..Regarding the pattern of invasion, the overall genetic profile of the considered populations suggests a western orientated migration route from China to the West...
  100. ncbi Oceanic spawning migration of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)
    Kim Aarestrup
    Technical University of Denmark DTU, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Vejlsøvej 39, DK 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
    Science 325:1660. 2009
    ..Although the tagging experiment fell short of revealing the full migration to the Sargasso Sea, the data covered the first 1300 km and provided unique insights...
  101. ncbi Contemporary evolution of reproductive isolation and phenotypic divergence in sympatry along a migratory divide
    Gregor Rolshausen
    Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, University of Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 1, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 19:2097-101. 2009
    ..Our study thus illustrates how ecological changes can rapidly drive the contemporary evolution of ecotypes...

Research Grants17

  1. Linking infectious disease dynamics to seasonal animal movements
    REBECCA ANNE BARTEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding processes by which animal migration affects parasite transmission and host immunity are therefore crucial for predicting how loss of migrations ..
  2. Circadian Clock: Transcriptional Control
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..such understanding should lead to new strategies for pharmacological manipulation of the human clock to improve the treatment of jet lag and shift-work ailments, and of clock-related sleep and psychiatric disorders ..
  3. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CLOCK GENES
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Increased understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of biological clock function will facilitate the development of better treatment strategies for a wide range of disorders. ..
  4. CIRCADIAN CLOCK MECHANISM IN THE SCN
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Increased understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of biological clock function will facilitate the development of better treatment strategies for a wide range of disorders. ..
  5. MATERNAL INFLUENCE ON DEVELOPING 24-HOUR PERIODICITY
    STEVEN REPPERT; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Thus, increased understanding of the basic mechanisms of biological clock function may facilitate the development of better treatment strategies for a wide range of disorders. ..
  6. Demographics and phylogeography of hybrid speciation
    JARED STRASBURG; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. The effect of stress on memory and the brain
    VLADIMIR PRAVOSUDOV; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will add to our knowledge of the effects of stress on mental health and will help us to understand the evolution and adaptive significance of stress responses. ..
  8. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., colony sites) can be reliably identified and ecological hypotheses tested. ..
  9. COMBINATION CHEMOTHERAPY FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA
    Robert Webster; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  10. Evaluating Control of HIV Infection by Engineered Virus
    Gisela Garcia Ramos; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  11. RECEPTORS FROM MOSQUITO AEDES AEGYPTI EXCRETORY SYSTEM
    PATRICIA PIETRANTONIO; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Aegypti. To test the hypothesis, the applicant proposes to clone the receptor gene, localize the tissue expression by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry and express the protein in transformed cells. ..
  12. Hippocampal neurogenesis and memory
    VLADIMIR PRAVOSUDOV; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Memory is an important aspect of mental health and the proposed research will provide new insights into better understanding of human memory disorders. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. MATHEMATICAL MODELING IN NUTRITION
    James Hargrove; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Lastly, a panel will discuss the use of modeling in undergraduate and graduate education, and will make recommendations for appropriate activities of a new Research Interest Section on Mathematical Modeling. ..
  14. Effect of social environment on memory, hippocampal structure and neurogenesis
    VLADIMIR PRAVOSUDOV; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study will provide important information on the effects of social environment on memory and the hippocampus which, in turn, might help better understand consequences of social disorders for mental health and the brain. ..
  15. INVASION BIOLOGY OF AEDES ALBOPICTUS
    LEON LOUNIBOS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Blood meal identifications and sugar content of wild-caught specimens will determine vertebrate hosts and nectar feeding, and effects of blood and sugar on adult fitness will be evaluated experimentally. ..