Decline of the North American avifauna

Authors: Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R. Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, Jessica C. Stanton, Arvind Panjabi, Laura Helft, Michael Parr, Peter P. Marra Year: 2091 Publication: Science Publication Link: Abstract: Species extinctions have

The lunar cycle drives migration of a nocturnal bird

Authors: Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Åkesson, Arne Andersson, Johan Backman, Anders Hedenstro Year: 2019 Publication: PLOS Biology Publication Link: Abstract: Every year, billions of seasonal migrants connect continents by transporting nutrients, energy, and pathogens between distant communities and ecosystems. For animals that

Northward range expansion in spring‐staging barnacle geese is a response to climate change and population growth, mediated by individual experience

Authors: Ingunn M. Tombre, Thomas Oudman, Paul Shimmings, Larry Griffin, Jouke Prop Year: 2019 Publication: Global Change Biology Publication Link: Keywords: age effects, dynamic strategies, explorative behaviour, food quality, population increase, range shift, spring migration Abstract: All long‐distance migrants must cope

Magnetoreception in birds

Authors: Roswitha Wiltschko and Wolfgang Wiltschko Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of the Royal Society Interface Publication Link: Keywords: radical pair processes, flavin adenine dinucleotide cycle, superparamagnetic magnetite, trigeminal nerve, magnetic pulse, radiofrequency fields Abstract: Birds can use two kinds of information

Reconstructing the geographic and climatic origins of long‐distance bird migrations

Authors: Paul Dufour, Sébastien Descamps, Stéphane Chantepie, Julien Renaud, Maya Guéguen. Katja Schiffers. Wilfried Thuiller, Sébastien Lavergne Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of Biogeography Publication Link: Keywords: ancestral state reconstructions, biogeographic scenarios, bird migration, climatic niche, conservatism, migration distance, phylogenetic comparative methods