This blog post is provided by Ivan Pokrovsky, Andrea Kölzsch, Sherub Sherub, Wolfgang Fiedler, Peter Glazov, Olga Kulikova, Martin Wikelski and Andrea Flack and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the article “Longer days enable higher diurnal activity for migratory birds“, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. In general, animals attempt to live in conditions that fit them best. Species’ fitness results from a tradeoff between … Continue reading Daylength is an ultimate factor of migration
This blog post is provided by Evan Buechley, Ron Efrat and Steffen Oppel and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for their article “Differential survival throughout the full annual cycle of a migratory bird presents a life history trade-off“, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. Evan Buechley received his PhD from the University of Utah with a thesis focused on the movement ecology and … Continue reading When, where, and why are soaring migrants dying? Geographic differences in the survival of the globally threatened Egyptian vulture
This International Women’s Day we look back over the blogs from the last year, and highlight four of our favourites written by women. Celebrate women in science, and the awesome work they’ve done by checking out our favourites below, as well as a brief profile of each of the authors and links to find more of their work. Tamara Layden Tamara’s blog post Hidden, but … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021
This blog post is provided by Morgan Brown and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the article “Long‐distance migrants vary migratory behaviour as much as short‐distance migrants: An individual‐level comparison from a seabird species with diverse migration strategies”, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. Morgan Brown is a PhD candidate with Prof. Judy Shamoun-Baranes and Prof. Willem Bouten in the Institute for Biodiversity and … Continue reading Flexible or Familiar? Migrating Gulls are both!
This blog post is provided by Paul Acker, Francis Daunt, Sarah Burthe, Mark Newell, & Jane Reid and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the article “Strong survival selection on seasonal migration versus residence induced by extreme climatic events“, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. Ongoing global changes are causing rapid and substantial alterations of environments to which species had previously adapted. Resulting mismatches between individuals and their … Continue reading Natural selection in action on seasonal migration during extreme storms