homing behavior

Summary

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).

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Kernel density estimators of home range: smoothing and the autocorrelation red herring
    John Fieberg
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Biometrics Unit, 5463 C W Broadway, Forest Lake 55025, USA
    Ecology 88:1059-66. 2007
  2. ncbi What determines variation in home range size across spatiotemporal scales in a large browsing herbivore?
    Floris M van Beest
    Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Hedmark University College, Evenstad, NO 2480 Koppang, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 80:771-85. 2011
  3. ncbi From compromise to leadership in pigeon homing
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2123-8. 2006
  4. ncbi The role of visual landmarks in the avian familiar area map
    Richard A Holland
    Biology Department, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:1773-8. 2003
  5. pmc How predictability of feeding patches affects home range and foraging habitat selection in avian social scavengers?
    Sophie Monsarrat
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, UMR 5175 CNRS, Universite Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
    PLoS ONE 8:e53077. 2013
  6. ncbi Global circumnavigations: tracking year-round ranges of nonbreeding albatrosses
    John P Croxall
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Science 307:249-50. 2005
  7. pmc Roadless wilderness area determines forest elephant movements in the Congo Basin
    Stephen Blake
    Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3546. 2008
  8. ncbi Pigeon homing along highways and exits
    Hans Peter Lipp
    Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 14:1239-49. 2004
  9. ncbi Modelling ranging behaviour of female orang-utans: a case study in Tuanan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Flurina M Wartmann
    Geographic Information Systems, Geographical Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Primates 51:119-30. 2010
  10. ncbi The bird GPS - long-range navigation in migrants
    Kasper Thorup
    Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Exp Biol 212:3597-604. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Mechanisms of Visual Search and Attention
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Tumor-Homing Exosomes for Drug Delivery
    Michael W Graner; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. Behavioral Correlates of Head Direction Cell Activity
    Russell Frohardt; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. BOEC in Biology
    Robert Hebbel; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. REGULATION OF T CELL SKIN SPECIFIC HOMING VIA PSGL1
    Robert Fuhlbrigge; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. LANDMARKS, BEARINGS, AND WAY-FINDING
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. Role of the Cholinergic system in spatial orientation
    Douglas Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2006
  8. ALCOHOL EXPOSURE EFFECTS: GENETIC BASIC
    David Blizard; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications202 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Kernel density estimators of home range: smoothing and the autocorrelation red herring
    John Fieberg
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Biometrics Unit, 5463 C W Broadway, Forest Lake 55025, USA
    Ecology 88:1059-66. 2007
    ..Further, KDEs with typical data-based methods of choosing smoothing parameters should provide competitive estimates of space use for fixed study periods unless autocorrelation substantially alters the optimal level of smoothing...
  2. ncbi What determines variation in home range size across spatiotemporal scales in a large browsing herbivore?
    Floris M van Beest
    Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Hedmark University College, Evenstad, NO 2480 Koppang, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 80:771-85. 2011
    ....
  3. ncbi From compromise to leadership in pigeon homing
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2123-8. 2006
    ..In the context of mass migration of birds and other animals, our results imply that simple self-organizing rules can produce behaviors that improve accuracy in decision-making and thus benefit individuals traveling in groups ...
  4. ncbi The role of visual landmarks in the avian familiar area map
    Richard A Holland
    Biology Department, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 206:1773-8. 2003
    ..The effect of the structure of the visual sense of the homing pigeon on its use of visual landmarks is also considered...
  5. pmc How predictability of feeding patches affects home range and foraging habitat selection in avian social scavengers?
    Sophie Monsarrat
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, UMR 5175 CNRS, Universite Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
    PLoS ONE 8:e53077. 2013
    ..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)...
  6. ncbi Global circumnavigations: tracking year-round ranges of nonbreeding albatrosses
    John P Croxall
    British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
    Science 307:249-50. 2005
    ....
  7. pmc Roadless wilderness area determines forest elephant movements in the Congo Basin
    Stephen Blake
    Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3546. 2008
    ..If the current road development trajectory continues, forest wildernesses and the forest elephants they contain will collapse...
  8. ncbi Pigeon homing along highways and exits
    Hans Peter Lipp
    Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 14:1239-49. 2004
    ..However, technical limitations in tracking pigeon routes have prevented proof...
  9. ncbi Modelling ranging behaviour of female orang-utans: a case study in Tuanan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Flurina M Wartmann
    Geographic Information Systems, Geographical Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Primates 51:119-30. 2010
    ..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...
  10. ncbi The bird GPS - long-range navigation in migrants
    Kasper Thorup
    Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Exp Biol 212:3597-604. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi Animal navigation: the difficulty of moving in a straight line
    Allen Cheung
    Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
    Biol Cybern 97:47-61. 2007
    ..Some specific examples are discussed. An important corollary arising from the analysis of compassless navigation is that the maximum expected displacement represents a robust measure of the straightness of a path...
  12. ncbi Idiosyncratic route-based memories in desert ants, Melophorus bagoti: how do they interact with path-integration vectors?
    Martin Kohler
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 83:1-12. 2005
    ..However, the ants display their path-integration vector when displaced from the feeder to unfamiliar territory...
  13. pmc The home-range concept: are traditional estimators still relevant with modern telemetry technology?
    John G Kie
    Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8007, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2221-31. 2010
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  14. pmc LoCoH: nonparameteric kernel methods for constructing home ranges and utilization distributions
    Wayne M Getz
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e207. 2007
    ..g., rocky outcrops). We also demonstrate that a-LoCoH is generally superior to k- and r-LoCoH (with software for all three methods available at http://locoh.cnr.berkeley.edu)...
  15. pmc Dynamic approach to space and habitat use based on biased random bridges
    Simon Benhamou
    CEFE, CNRS, Montpellier, France
    PLoS ONE 6:e14592. 2011
    ..An alternative involves movement-based kernel density estimation (MKDE) through location interpolation, which may be applied to various movement behaviours but lacks a sound theoretical basis...
  16. ncbi How navigational guidance systems are combined in a desert ant
    Matthew Collett
    Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Curr Biol 22:927-32. 2012
    ..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...
  17. ncbi Simulated visual homing in desert ant natural environments: efficiency of skyline cues
    Kai Basten
    Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 28, 72076, Tubingen, Germany
    Biol Cybern 102:413-25. 2010
    ..This supports the assumption of skyline coding in visual homing of desert ants and allows novel approaches to technical outdoor navigation...
  18. ncbi Are there general mechanisms of animal home range behaviour? A review and prospects for future research
    Luca Börger
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    Ecol Lett 11:637-50. 2008
    ..Recent methodological and theoretical advances may soon lead to a unified approach, however, conceptually unifying our understanding of linkages among home range behaviour and ecological or evolutionary processes...
  19. ncbi Conservation implications of complex population structure: lessons from the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
    B W Bowen
    Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, P O Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:2389-402. 2005
    ..These findings demonstrate that surveys of multiple life stages are desirable to resolve management units in migratory marine species...
  20. pmc Honey bees navigate according to a map-like spatial memory
    Randolf Menzel
    Institut fur Biologie, Neurobiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Königin Luise Strasse 28 30, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:3040-5. 2005
    ..This finding suggests a rich, map-like organization of spatial memory in navigating honey bees...
  21. ncbi Polarised skylight and the landmark panorama provide night-active bull ants with compass information during route following
    Samuel F Reid
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, and Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, PO Box 475, Sullivans Creek Road, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:363-70. 2011
    ..Interestingly, other parts of the surrounding panorama also influence foraging speed and accuracy, suggesting that they too play a role in navigation...
  22. pmc Pigeons combine compass and landmark guidance in familiar route navigation
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7471-6. 2007
    ..Thus, we demonstrate conditions under which compass orientation and landmark guidance must be combined into a system of simultaneous or oscillating dual control...
  23. ncbi The properties of the visual system in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti
    Sebastian Schwarz
    Department of Brain, Behaviour and Evolution, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Arthropod Struct Dev 40:128-34. 2011
    ..3°. With a Δρ(rh)/Δϕ 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...
  24. ncbi Positional entropy during pigeon homing II: navigational interpretation of Bayesian latent state models
    Tim Guilford
    Animal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    J Theor Biol 227:25-38. 2004
    ..The first of these two papers details the novel technical developments associated with this work and the second paper contains a navigational interpretation of the results particularly with respect to visual features of the landscape...
  25. ncbi Round-the-clock homing behavior of a subsocial shield bug, Parastrachia japonensis (Heteroptera: Parastrachiidae), using path integration
    Mantaro Hironaka
    Department of Biology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 24:535-41. 2007
    ..There were no observable differences between day and night in the patterns of foraging and direct-homing behavior. When the bug was displaced to another position during the day or night, it always walked straight toward the ..
  26. ncbi Home range and parasite diversity in mammals
    Frédéric Bordes
    Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
    Am Nat 173:467-74. 2009
    ..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...
  27. ncbi Nocturnal vision and landmark orientation in a tropical halictid bee
    Eric J Warrant
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Zoology Building, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, S 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Curr Biol 14:1309-18. 2004
    ..The insensitive optics of apposition eyes are not well suited for nocturnal vision. How well then do nocturnal bees and wasps see? What optical and neural adaptations have they evolved for nocturnal vision?..
  28. ncbi Factors reducing the expected deflection in initial orientation in clock-shifted homing pigeons
    Anna Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Etologia, Ecologia ed Evoluzione, Via Volta 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 208:469-78. 2005
    ..Our data suggest that the following factors have a role in reducing deviation due to the clock-shift: familiarity with the release site, the lack of olfactory information and some unknown site-dependent features...
  29. ncbi Does familiarity with the release site reduce the deflection induced by clock-shifting? A comment to the paper by Gagliardo et al. (2005)
    Roswitha Wiltschko
    Zoologisches Institut der J W Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Siesmayerstrasse 70, D 60054, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Exp Biol 208:4001-2; discussion 4002-3. 2005
  30. ncbi Test of the ecological-constraints model on ursine colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) in Ghana
    Julie A Teichroeb
    Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Primatol 71:49-59. 2009
    ..How costly this increased energy expenditure is for individuals in larger groups remains to be determined...
  31. ncbi A geometric model for initial orientation errors in pigeon navigation
    Claire M Postlethwaite
    Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Theor Biol 269:273-9. 2011
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  32. pmc Satellite tracking reveals long distance coastal travel and homing by translocated estuarine crocodiles, Crocodylus porosus
    Mark A Read
    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 2:e949. 2007
    ..These long journeys included impressive daily movements of 10-30 km, often consecutively...
  33. ncbi Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants of the same species inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments
    Ken Cheng
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    J Exp Biol 215:3169-74. 2012
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  34. ncbi Vision in the nocturnal wandering spider Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae: Sparassidae)
    Thomas Nørgaard
    Department of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Exp Biol 211:816-23. 2008
    ..However, by summation in space and time, the spiders can rescue enough vision to detect coarse landscape structures. We show that L. arenicola spiders are likely to be using temporal summation to navigate at night...
  35. ncbi Hydrocarbons in the ant Lasius niger: from the cuticle to the nest and home range marking
    Alain Lenoir
    IRBI, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l Insecte, UMR CNRS 6035, Universite Francois Rabelais, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France
    J Chem Ecol 35:913-21. 2009
    ..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...
  36. ncbi Homing strategies of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. I. Proportional path-integration takes the ant half-way home
    Ajay Narendra
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    J Exp Biol 210:1798-803. 2007
    ..A similar half-way abbreviation of the home vector occurs when the ant's outward trip is in an L-shaped channel and the homeward trip is over an open and unfamiliar region. The ecological significance of these new findings is discussed...
  37. ncbi Path integration mediated systematic search: a Bayesian model
    Robert J Vickerstaff
    AgResearch Ltd, Lincoln Research Centre, Cnr Springs Road and Gerald Street, Private Bag 4749, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    J Theor Biol 307:1-19. 2012
    ..The searches produced by it are also arguably the most similar in appearance to the ant's searches...
  38. ncbi Evidence for the use of an internal sense of direction in homing
    Matthijs A A van der Meer
    Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, Neuroinformatics Doctoral Training Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Behav Neurosci 124:164-9. 2010
    ..These results support the notion that rats can navigate by path integration, that this ability depends on head direction cells, and suggest a convenient behavioral paradigm for investigating the neural basis of navigation...
  39. ncbi Novel landmark-guided routes in ants
    T S Collett
    University of Sussex, School of Biological Sciences, Biology Building, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 9QG, UK
    J Exp Biol 210:2025-32. 2007
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  40. pmc Honeybee odometry: performance in varying natural terrain
    Juergen Tautz
    Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Wurzburg, Germany
    PLoS Biol 2:E211. 2004
    ..The bee's perception of distance flown is therefore not absolute, but scene-dependent. These findings raise important and interesting questions about how these animals navigate reliably...
  41. ncbi How the viewing of familiar landscapes prior to release allows pigeons to home faster: evidence from GPS tracking
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, UK
    J Exp Biol 205:3833-44. 2002
    ..Overall, the variety of approaches applied here clearly highlight the potential for future applications of GPS tracking technology in navigation studies...
  42. ncbi Uncertainty about nest position influences systematic search strategies in desert ants
    Tobias Merkle
    Theoretical Biology, IZMB, University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, D 53115 Bonn, Germany
    J Exp Biol 209:3545-9. 2006
    ..Hence, the density of the systematic search pattern is correlated with the ants' confidence in their path integrator. This confidence decreases with increasing foraging distances...
  43. ncbi Animal navigation: path integration, visual landmarks and cognitive maps
    Thomas S Collett
    School of Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Curr Biol 14:R475-7. 2004
    ..Animals typically have several navigational strategies available to them. Interactions between these strategies can reduce navigational errors and may lead to the emergence of new capacities...
  44. ncbi Homing strategies of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. II. Interaction of the path integrator with visual cue information
    Ajay Narendra
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    J Exp Biol 210:1804-12. 2007
    ..The dominance of distant cues, the importance of familiar context and the interaction between different navigation strategies are discussed here...
  45. ncbi Local visual homing by matched-filter descent in image distances
    Ralf Möller
    Computer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany
    Biol Cybern 95:413-30. 2006
    ..flow methods applied to the local homing problem and show that the matched-filter approach produces reliable homing behavior on image databases. Two alternative methods that only require a single matched filter are suggested...
  46. ncbi Ant navigation: one-way routes rather than maps
    Rüdiger Wehner
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 16:75-9. 2006
    ..They instruct the ants when to do what rather than provide them with map-like information about their position in space...
  47. ncbi An integrated approach to identify spatiotemporal and individual-level determinants of animal home range size
    Luca Börger
    Division of Biology and Centre for Population Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 168:471-85. 2006
    ..We suggest that the appropriate choice of scale and definition requires a good understanding of the ecology and life history of the study species. Our findings contrast with several common assumptions about roe deer behavior...
  48. ncbi Wind and sky as compass cues in desert ant navigation
    Martin Muller
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Naturwissenschaften 94:589-94. 2007
    ..The intermediate courses shift the more towards the wind compass course, the higher the elevation of the sun is in the sky...
  49. ncbi Genetic evidence for sex-biased dispersal in resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus)
    Luciana M Möller
    Marine Mammal Research Group, Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
    Mol Ecol 13:1607-12. 2004
    ..Our genetic data contradict the hypothesis of bisexual philopatry to natal site and suggest that these bottlenose dolphins are not unusual amongst mammals, with females being the more philopatric and males the more dispersing sex...
  50. ncbi True navigation and magnetic maps in spiny lobsters
    Larry C Boles
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Nature 421:60-3. 2003
    ..These results imply that true navigation in spiny lobsters, and perhaps in other animals, is based on a magnetic map sense...
  51. ncbi How might ants use panoramic views for route navigation?
    Andrew Philippides
    School of Informatics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ, UK
    J Exp Biol 214:445-51. 2011
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  52. ncbi The role of orientation flights on homing performance in honeybees
    E A Capaldi
    Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Exp Biol 202:1655-66. 1999
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  53. ncbi Bicoordinate navigation based on non-orthogonal gradient fields
    Simon Benhamou
    Behavioural Ecology Group, CNRS CEFE, 34293 Montpellier, Cedex 5, France
    J Theor Biol 225:235-9. 2003
    ..e., the angle between the two gradient directions is ignored). This generates directional biases that may prove useful in determining the nature of the fields actually involved in bicoordinate navigation...
  54. ncbi Twilight orientation to polarised light in the crepuscular dung beetle Scarabaeus zambesianus
    Marie Dacke
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, Helgonavagen 3, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 206:1535-43. 2003
    ..The fan-shaped arrangement of receptors over the dorsal rim area was previously believed to be an adaptation to polarised light analysis, but here we argue that it is simply a consequence of the way that the eye is built...
  55. ncbi Selforganizing memory: active learning of landmarks used for navigation
    Holk Cruse
    Department of Biological Cybernetics and Theoretical Biology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Biol Cybern 99:219-36. 2008
    ..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...
  56. pmc Individual movement behavior, matrix heterogeneity, and the dynamics of spatially structured populations
    Eloy Revilla
    Department of Conservation Biology, Estacion Biologica de Donana, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Avenida de Maria Luisa s n, Pabellón del Perú, 41013 Seville, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:19120-5. 2008
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  57. ncbi Desert ants benefit from combining visual and olfactory landmarks
    Kathrin Steck
    Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans Knoell Strasse 8, 07745 Jena, Germany
    J Exp Biol 214:1307-12. 2011
    ..Apparently, C. fortis benefit from combining their visual and olfactory navigational tools, because the bimodal sensory input accelerates the acquisition of landmark information...
  58. ncbi Resetting the path integrator: a basic condition for route-based navigation
    Ariane S Etienne
    FPSE, Universite de Geneve, 40 Boulevard du Pont d Arve, CH 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    J Exp Biol 207:1491-508. 2004
    ..Thus, episodic fixes on familiar external references reset the PI and therefore greatly enhance the functional signification of navigation that is based on feedback information from locomotion...
  59. pmc Group decisions and individual differences: route fidelity predicts flight leadership in homing pigeons (Columba livia)
    Robin Freeman
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Biol Lett 7:63-6. 2011
    ..We discuss how this fidelity may relate to the leadership phenomenon, and propose that leadership may emerge from the interplay between individual route confidence and the dynamics of paired flight...
  60. ncbi A genetic analysis of the Virginia opossum mating system: evidence of multiple paternity in a highly fragmented landscape
    James C Beasley
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 195 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Hered 101:368-73. 2010
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  61. pmc Changes in transcript abundance relating to colony collapse disorder in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
    Reed M Johnson
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:14790-5. 2009
    ..Ribosomal fragment abundance and presence of multiple viruses may prove to be useful diagnostic markers for colonies afflicted with CCD...
  62. ncbi Navigational abilities of adult and experienced homing pigeons deprived of olfactory or trigeminally mediated magnetic information
    Anna Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 212:3119-24. 2009
    ..Our data show that even in trained adult pigeons, olfactory cues are needed for homing from unfamiliar locations and that the lack of magnetic information does not affect navigational abilities of experienced adult homing pigeons...
  63. ncbi The learning and maintenance of local vectors in desert ant navigation
    Matthew Collett
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Exp Biol 212:895-900. 2009
    ..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...
  64. pmc Breaking the routine: individual Cory's shearwaters shift winter destinations between hemispheres and across ocean basins
    Maria P Dias
    Eco Ethology Research Unit, ISPA, Rua Jardim do Tabaco 34, 1149 041 Lisboa, Portugal
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1786-93. 2011
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  65. ncbi Diffusion and home range parameters from rodent population measurements in Panama
    L Giuggioli
    Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Bull Math Biol 67:1135-49. 2005
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  66. pmc The significance of direct sunlight and polarized skylight in the ant's celestial system of navigation
    Rüdiger Wehner
    Department of Zoology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12575-9. 2006
    ..Information provided by direct sunlight and polarized skylight is picked up by different parts of the ant's compound eyes and is channeled into two rather separate systems of navigation...
  67. pmc Finding the way with a noisy brain
    Allen Cheung
    Queensland Brain Institute and School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Comput Biol 6:e1000992. 2010
    ..Indeed, noise-tolerance may be an important functional constraint on the evolution of neuroarchitectural plans in the animal kingdom...
  68. ncbi Marine turtles use geomagnetic cues during open-sea homing
    Paolo Luschi
    Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Via A Volta 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Curr Biol 17:126-33. 2007
    ..These findings represent the first field evidence for the involvement of geomagnetic cues in sea-turtle navigation...
  69. ncbi Traveling in clutter: navigation in the Central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti
    Ken Cheng
    Centre for the Integrative Study of Animal Behaviour, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Behav Processes 80:261-8. 2009
    ..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...
  70. pmc Familiar route loyalty implies visual pilotage in the homing pigeon
    Dora Biro
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17440-3. 2004
    ..We discuss how visual landmarks may be encoded as waypoints within familiar route maps...
  71. ncbi Having the nerve to home: trigeminal magnetoreceptor versus olfactory mediation of homing in pigeons
    A Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Via Volta 6, Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 209:2888-92. 2006
    ..In the present study, however, we show that an intact ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve is neither necessary nor sufficient for good homing performance from unfamiliar locations, but that an intact olfactory nerve is necessary...
  72. pmc Multiroute memories in desert ants
    Stefan Sommer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:317-22. 2008
    ....
  73. pmc Mechanistic home range models capture spatial patterns and dynamics of coyote territories in Yellowstone
    Paul R Moorcroft
    OEB Department, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1651-9. 2006
    ..We then show how the fitted mechanistic home range model can be used to correctly predict observed shifts in the patterns of coyote space-use in response to perturbation...
  74. ncbi Expression of GnRH genes is elevated in discrete brain loci of chum salmon before initiation of homing behavior and during spawning migration
    Takeshi A Onuma
    Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 168:356-68. 2010
    ..These results suggest that sGnRH neurons change their activity for gonadal maturation prior to initiation of homing behavior from the Bering Sea...
  75. ncbi Selecting the best home range model: an information-theoretic approach
    Jon S Horne
    University of Idaho, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Moscow 83844, USA
    Ecology 87:1146-52. 2006
    ....
  76. ncbi The connection between landscapes and the solar ephemeris in honeybees
    William F Towne
    Department of Biology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:3729-36. 2008
    ..Further evidence suggests that the skyline in particular may be the bees' preferred reference in this context...
  77. ncbi Olfactory lateralization in homing pigeons: a GPS study on birds released with unilateral olfactory inputs
    Anna Gagliardo
    Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 214:593-8. 2011
    ..g. during flights around a stopover site. These data suggest a more important involvement of the right olfactory system in processing the olfactory information needed for the operation of the navigational map...
  78. ncbi The scaling of animal space use
    Walter Jetz
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 1003, USA
    Science 306:266-8. 2004
    ..In large mammals, over 90% of available resources may be lost to neighbors. Our model offers a general framework to understand animal space use and sociality...
  79. ncbi Honeybee navigation: properties of the visually driven 'odometer'
    Aung Si
    Centre for Visual Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 206:1265-73. 2003
    ..Thus, distance flown is measured by a visually driven odometer that is surprisingly robust to variations in the texture or sparseness of the visual environment through which the bee flies...
  80. ncbi An edge-detection approach to investigating pigeon navigation
    Kam Keung Lau
    Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford, UK
    J Theor Biol 239:71-8. 2006
    ..This study demonstrates that some edge-containing land features attract homing pigeons and trigger changes in their navigational states...
  81. ncbi Evolving neural models of path integration
    R J Vickerstaff
    Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:3349-66. 2005
    ..The results support possible roles for leaky integration and cosine-shaped compass response functions in path integration...
  82. ncbi Scent marking in sifaka: no one function explains it all
    Rebecca J Lewis
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:622-36. 2006
    ..The results from this study indicate that none of the five hypothesized functions best explains all scent-marking in Verreaux's sifaka. Rather, scent-marking may serve different functions for different individuals...
  83. pmc Application of acoustic telemetry to assess residency and movements of rockfish and lingcod at created and natural habitats in Prince William Sound
    Brad F Reynolds
    Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e12130. 2010
    ..Our results suggest the potential for artificial reefs to provide rockfish habitat in the event of disturbances to natural habitat...
  84. ncbi The sensory ecology of ocean navigation
    Kenneth J Lohmann
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Exp Biol 211:1719-28. 2008
    ..The basic organization of navigation in these two groups of animals may be functionally similar, and perhaps also representative of other long-distance ocean navigators...
  85. ncbi Rotation of visual landmark cues influences the spatial response profile of hippocampal neurons in freely-moving homing pigeons
    Gerald E Hough
    Department of Psychology, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
    Behav Brain Res 187:473-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, local visual cues can independently define a reference frame for location cells, but path cells may be more broadly tuned to context or alternative reference frames...
  86. ncbi Loft features reveal the functioning of the young pigeon's navigational system
    Paulo Jorge
    Centro de Biologia Ambiental FCUL Dep Biologia Animal, Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos, Bloco C2, 3o Piso, 1749 016 Lisbon, Portugal
    Naturwissenschaften 95:223-31. 2008
    ..In systems where directional information could be provided by multiple sources, processing and extracting accurate course trajectories through a common mechanism may prove more efficient and reliable...
  87. ncbi Analytic steady-state space use patterns and rapid computations in mechanistic home range analysis
    Alex H Barnett
    Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 6188 Kemeny Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    J Math Biol 57:139-59. 2008
    ..Our factorization allows such numerical simulations to be done extremely fast; we expect this to aid the computationally intensive task of model parameter fitting and inverse modeling...
  88. ncbi From individual dispersal to species ranges: perspectives for a changing world
    Hanna Kokko
    Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, Post Office Box 65 Viikinkaari 1, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Science 313:789-91. 2006
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  89. ncbi Response properties of avian hippocampal formation cells in an environment with unstable goal locations
    Meghan C Kahn
    Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
    Behav Brain Res 191:153-63. 2008
    ....
  90. ncbi Bi-directional route learning in wood ants
    Paul Graham
    School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    J Exp Biol 209:3677-84. 2006
    ..These short periods of looking back tend to occur early in route acquisition and are more frequent on homeward than on food-bound segments...
  91. ncbi Pigeons and people select efficient routes when solving a one-way "traveling salesperson" task
    Brett M Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 3567, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 33:244-61. 2007
    ..The mechanisms that pigeons and people may have been using to solve the traveling salesperson problems are discussed...
  92. ncbi Landmark cues can change the motivational state of desert ant foragers
    Tobias Merkle
    Theoretical Biology, IZMB, University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, 53115, Bonn, Germany
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 194:395-403. 2008
    ..Hence, landmark cues can cause the ants to change their motivational state from homing to foraging...
  93. ncbi Olfactory lateralization in homing pigeons: initial orientation of birds receiving a unilateral olfactory input
    Anna Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 25:1511-6. 2007
    ..The observed asymmetry in favour of the right nostril might be due to projections from the olfactory bulbs to the contralateral globus pallidum, a structure involved in motor responses...
  94. ncbi Finding home: the final step of the pigeons' homing process studied with a GPS data logger
    Anna Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Biologia, University of Pisa, Via Volta 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Exp Biol 210:1132-8. 2007
    ....
  95. ncbi Use of local cues in the night-time navigation of the wandering desert spider Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae, Sparassidae)
    Thomas Nørgaard
    Department of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:217-22. 2007
    ..In 12 out of 15 experiments, the spiders did not find their burrows. These results show that the burrows do not function as olfactory beacons for the homing spiders...
  96. pmc Evidence that pigeons orient to geomagnetic intensity during homing
    Todd E Dennis
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1153-8. 2007
    ..Our study describes a novel behaviour which provides strong evidence that pigeons when homing detect and respond to spatial variation in the Earth's magnetic field--information of potential use for navigation...
  97. ncbi Differential toxic effects of Carbofuran and Diazinon on time of flight in pigeons (Columba livia): potential for pesticide effects on migration
    Jeffrey M Brasel
    Department of Nutrition, MS 142, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 219:241-6. 2007
    ..The results of the studies validate the homing pigeon as a good subject for comparative studies of cholinesterase inhibitors in birds and the need for further research on repeated low-level exposures on populations of avian species...
  98. ncbi Asymmetrical participation of the left and right hippocampus for representing environmental geometry in homing pigeons
    Daniele Nardi
    Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
    Behav Brain Res 178:160-71. 2007
    ..We further propose that the observed functional asymmetry can be explained by the lateralized properties of the pigeon tectofugal visual system...
  99. ncbi Hippocampal lesions do not disrupt navigational map retention in homing pigeons under conditions when map acquisition is hippocampal dependent
    Anna Gagliardo
    Dipartimento di Etologia, Ecologia ed Evoluzione, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 6, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 153:35-42. 2004
    ..Together with previous results, it is now clear that regardless of the learning environment present during acquisition, HF plays no necessary role in the subsequent retention or operation of the homing pigeon navigational map...
  100. ncbi Participation of the homing pigeon thalamofugal visual pathway in sun-compass associative learning
    Cheri A Budzynski
    Department of Psychology, J P Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behaviour, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 15:197-210. 2002
    ..The data indicate that the homing pigeon wulst participates in visually guided behaviour when the sun compass is used to learn the directional location of a goal...
  101. ncbi Positional entropy during pigeon homing I: application of Bayesian latent state modelling
    Stephen Roberts
    Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford, UK
    J Theor Biol 227:39-50. 2004
    ..The first of these two papers details the novel technical developments associated with this work and the second paper contains a navigational interpretation of the results particularly with respect to visual features of the landscape...

Research Grants9

  1. Mechanisms of Visual Search and Attention
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Tumor-Homing Exosomes for Drug Delivery
    Michael W Graner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..exosomes to home to the parent tumor in a mouse model will be quantified with PET imaging, and the tumor-homing behavior will be exploited by utilizing exosomes to deliver chemotherapeutics in tumor-bearing mice...
  3. Behavioral Correlates of Head Direction Cell Activity
    Russell Frohardt; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..of HD cells while rats perfo4rm the food carrying task and correlating the neuronal responses with accurate homing behavior, and 3) determining how lesions of the entorhinal cortex affect the accuracy with which the HD cell preferred ..
  4. BOEC in Biology
    Robert Hebbel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Aside from eventual therapeutics, these studies will define aspects of this unique cell type. ..
  5. REGULATION OF T CELL SKIN SPECIFIC HOMING VIA PSGL1
    Robert Fuhlbrigge; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..function of PSGL-1 and regulation of post-translational modifications as they relate to skin specific T cell homing behavior. The research plan employs standard and novel assay methods to test hypotheses regarding the physical ..
  6. LANDMARKS, BEARINGS, AND WAY-FINDING
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The researchers intend to discover how nutcrackers integrate information from multiple landmarks, how such information is integrated with compass information, and how nutcrackers plan a route of visitation to a series of caches. ..
  7. Role of the Cholinergic system in spatial orientation
    Douglas Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These studies will advance our understanding of the neural basis of spatial orientation, and the results may have implications for developing treatments for TD. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. ALCOHOL EXPOSURE EFFECTS: GENETIC BASIC
    David Blizard; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Overall, these studies will establish a mouse model for the study of genetic factors and sex as they influence individual differences in response to ethanol exposure during adolescence and early adult life. ..