Projects & References

e-obs has participated in numerous studies with a great variety of species such as coconut crabs (Birgus latro), red kites (Milvus milvus) and cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) - just to mention a few.

Please find below a selection of projects and papers using our tags.
Please note that this is a small part of our expertise only and we have further information and materials available.


The Galapagos Tortoise Programme:

The programme consists of applied scientific research which uses both traditional techniques and high-tech cutting edge tools such as Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking of tortoise movements with e-obs tags. Furthermore the development of an outreach and education programme is an important part of the project.

For more information please visit

The Zurich-Aldabra Research Platform (ZARP):

The Zurich-Aldabra Research Platform (ZARP) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between scientists based mainly at the University of Zurich and the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) that aims at supporting local SIF staff based on Aldabra Atoll in their research on the Aldabra giant tortoise. e-obs provided GPS-ACC-tags to monitor the movement of giant tortoises on Aldabra.

For more information please visit

The Last Of Their Kind - Saving The Cat-Ba Langur:

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists the Cat Ba langur as one of the most critically endangered primate species of the World, due to its small population size and restricted range. The Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) and the Westfälischer Zoologischer Garten Münster implemented a conservation programme in order to save this endangered primate species from extinction.

For more information please visit

Research in the Crofoot Lab:

The group around Meg Crofoot is interested in the evolution of complex social systems, and specifically, understanding how collective (group) behaviors emerge from interactions among individuals, and how group traits impact individual fitness. They use remote tracking technology in conjunction with field-based experiments and observational methods to explore group movement and decision-making, coordinated territorial defense, and other collective behaviors in primate social groups.

For more information please visit their homepage Crofoot Lab and watch their videos on youtube:
How to Track a Baboon!
Who Decides Where A Baboon Troop Goes and Why That Even Matters



N. C. Rattenborg, B. Voirin, A. L. Vyssotski, R. W. Kays, K. Spoelstra, F. Kuemmeth, W. Heidrich, M. Wikelski. Sleeping outside the box: electroencephalographic measures of sleep in sloths inhabiting a rainforest. Biology Letters 4, 402-405. (2008)

Research Highlights. Zoology: Less than slothful. nature 453, 430. (2008)


R. A. Holland, M. Wikelski, F. Kümmeth, C. Bosque. The Secret Life of Oilbirds: New Insights into the Movement Ecology of a Unique Avian Frugivore. PLoS ONE 4(12): e8264. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008264. (2009)


Lenz, J., Fiedler, W., Caprano, T., Friedrichs, W., Gaese, B.H., Wikelski, M. and K. Böhning-Gaese. Seed-dispersal distributions by trumpeter hornbills in fragmented landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2010) 00, 18. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2383


Roland Kays, Patrick A. Jansen, Elise M.H. Knecht, Reinhard Vohwinkel and Martin Wikelski. The effect of feeding time on dispersal of Virola seeds by toucans determined from GPS tracking and accelerometers. Acta Oecologica (2011) doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2011.06.007

Gagliardo A, Ioale P, Filannino C, Wikelski M (2011). Homing Pigeons Only Navigate in Air with Intact Environmental Odours: A Test of the Olfactory Activation Hypothesis with GPS Data Loggers, PLoS ONE, 6(8): e22385. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022385

Lennart W. Pyritz, Peter M. Kappeler, Claudia Fichtel Coordination of Group Movements in Wild Red-fronted Lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons): Processes and Influence of Ecological and Reproductive Seasonality, International Journal of Primatology 2011 December; 32(6): 1325-1347. Published online 2011 November 9. doi:10.1007/s10764-011-9549-0


Ran Nathan, Orr Spiegel, Scott Fortmann-Roe, Roi Harel, Martin Wikelski and Wayne M. Getz (2012). Using tri-axial acceleration data to identify behavioral modes of free-ranging animals: general concepts and tools illustrated for griffon vultures, Journal of Experimental Biology 215:986-996. doi: 10.1242/jeb.058602

Brown, D. D., LaPoint, S., Kays, R., Heidrich, W., Kümmeth, F. and Wikelski, M. (2012), Accelerometer-informed GPS telemetry: Reducing the trade-off between resolution and longevity. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 36: 139-146. doi: 10.1002/wsb.111

Blake, S., Wikelski, M., Cabrera, F., Guezou, A., Silva, M., Sadeghayobi, E., Yackulic, C. B. and Jaramillo, P. (2012), Seed dispersal by Galápagos tortoises. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02672.x

Ewan D. Wakefield, Richard A. Phillips and Mark Belchier, Foraging black-browed albatrosses target waters overlaying moraine banks - a consequence of upward benthic-pelagic coupling?. Antarctic Science, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/S0954102012000132

Jordan Karubian, Luke Browne, Carlos Bosque, Tomas Carlo, Mauro Galetti, Bette A. Loiselle, John G. Blake, Domingo Cabrera, Renata Durães, Fábio M. Labecca, Kimberly M. Holbrook, Richard Holland, Walter Jetz, Franz Kümmeth, Jorge Olivo, Kym Ottewell, Gianni Papadakis, Gonzalo Rivas, Silke Steiger, Bryson Voirin, and Martin Wikelski. Seed dispersal by neotropical birds: Emerging patterns and underlying processes. ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 23: 9-24, 2012

John A. Lesku, Niels C. Rattenborg, Mihai Valcu, Alexei L. Vyssotski, Sylvia Kuhn, Franz Kuemmeth, Wolfgang Heidrich, and Bart Kempenaers, Adaptive Sleep Loss in Polygynous Pectoral Sandpipers, Science 1220939, Published online 9 August 2012 [DOI:10.1126/science.1220939]

Sachs G, Traugott J, Nesterova AP, Dell'Omo G, Kümmeth F, Heidrich W, Vyssotski AL, Bonadonna F (2012) Flying at No Mechanical Energy Cost: Disclosing the Secret of Wandering Albatrosses, PLoS ONE 7(9): e41449. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041449

Krieger J, Grandy R, Drew MM, Erland S, Stensmyr MC, et al. (2012) Giant Robber Crabs Monitored from Space: GPS-Based Telemetric Studies on Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), PLoS ONE 7(11): e49809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049809

Blake, S., Yackulic, C. B., Cabrera, F., Tapia, W., Gibbs, J. P., Kümmeth, F., Wikelski, M. (2012), Vegetation dynamics drive segregation by body size in Galapagos tortoises migrating across altitudinal gradients, Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12020

Mia-Lana Lührs, Melanie Dammhahn, and Peter Kappeler, Strength in numbers: males in a carnivore grow bigger when they associate and hunt cooperatively, Behavioral Ecology, (2012) doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars150


Norbu N, Wikelski MC, Wilcove DS, Partecke J, Ugyen, et al. (2013) Partial Altitudinal Migration of a Himalayan Forest Pheasant. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060979

Ewan D. Wakefield, Thomas W. Bodey, Stuart Bearhop, Jez Blackburn, Kendrew Colhoun, Rachel Davies, Ross G. Dwyer, Jonathan Green, David Grémillet, Andrew L. Jackson, Mark J. Jessopp, Adam Kane, Rowena H. W. Langston, Amélie Lescroël, Stuart Murray, Mélanie Le Nuz, Samantha C. Patrick, Clara Péron, Louise Soanes, Sarah Wanless, Stephen C. Votier, and Keith C. Hamer, Space Partitioning Without Territoriality in Gannets, Science 1236077, Published online 6 June 2013 [DOI:10.1126/science.1236077]

Kamran Safi, Bart Kranstauber, Rolf Weinzierl, Larry Griffin, Eileen C Rees, David Cabot, Sebastian Cruz, Carolina Proaño, John Y Takekawa, Scott H Newman, Jonas Waldenström, Daniel Bengtsson, Roland Kays, Martin Wikelski and Gil Bohrer Flying with the wind: scale dependency of speed and direction measurements in modelling wind support in avian flight, Movement Ecology 2013, 1:4 doi:10.1186/2051-3933-1-4, Published: 3 July 2013

Somayeh Dodge, Gil Bohrer, Rolf Weinzierl, Sarah C Davidson, Roland Kays, David Douglas, Sebastian Cruz, Jiawei Han, David Brandes and Martin Wikelski The environmental-data automated track annotation (Env-DATA) system: linking animal tracks with environmental data, Movement Ecology 2013, 1:3 doi:10.1186/2051-3933-1-3

Gabriel E. Machovsky-Capuska, Mark E. Hauber, Mariela Dassis, Eric Libby, Martin C. Wikelski, Rob Schuckard, David S. Melville, Willie Cook, Michelle Houston, David Raubenheimer, Foraging behaviour and habitat use of chick-rearing Australasian Gannets in New Zealand, Journal of Ornithology 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10336-013-1018-4

Jill A. Awkerman, Sebastian Cruz, Carolina Proaño, Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Gustavo Jiménez Uzcátegui, Andres Baquero, Martin Wikelski, David J. Anderson Small range and distinct distribution in a satellite breeding colony of the critically endangered Waved Albatross, Journal of Ornithology 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10336-013-1013-9

Danielle D Brown, Roland Kays, Martin Wikelski, Rory Wilson and A Peter Klimley. Observing the unwatchable through acceleration logging of animal behavior. Animal Biotelemetry 2013, DOI:10.1186/2050-3385-1-20

Lührs, Mia-Lana & Kappeler, Peter M., Simultaneous GPS tracking reveals male associations in a solitary carnivore. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, (2014) 68:879-889 DOI 10.1007/s00265-014-1701-3

de Jong C, Field H, Tagtag A, Hughes T, Dechmann D, Jayme S, et al. (2013), Foraging Behaviour and Landscape Utilisation by the Endangered Golden-Crowned Flying Fox (Acerodon jubatus), The Philippines. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e79665. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079665

Scott LaPoint, Paul Gallery, Martin Wikelski, Roland Kays (2013), Animal behavior, cost-based corridor models, and real corridors, Landscape Ecol., (2013) 28:1615-1630 DOI 10.1007/s10980-013-9910-0

Masello JF, Wikelski M, Voigt CC, Quillfeldt P (2013), Distribution Patterns Predict Individual Specialization in the Diet of Dolphin Gulls, PLoS ONE, 8(7): e67714. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067714

A Spiegel, Orr, A Harel, Roi, A Getz, Wayne M., A Nathan, Ran, J. (2013), Mixed strategies of griffon vultures' (Gyps fulvus) response to food deprivation lead to a hump-shaped movement pattern, Movement Ecology, 2013 1:5 DOI: 10.1186/2051-3933-1-5

Anna Gagliardo, Joël Bried, Paolo Lambardi, Paolo Luschi, Martin Wikelski, Francesco Bonadonna (2013), Oceanic navigation in Cory's shearwaters: evidence for a crucial role of olfactory cues for homing after displacement, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2013 216: 2798-2805; doi: 10.1242/jeb.085738

Dodge et al. (2013): The environmental-data automated track annotation (Env-DATA) system: linking animal tracks with environmental data, Movement Ecology, 2013 1:3.; doi: 10.1186/2051-3933-1-3


Sapir N, Horvitz N, Dechmann DKN, Fahr J, Wikelski M. 2014, Commuting fruit bats beneficially modulate their flight in relation to wind. Proc. R. Soc. B, 281: 20140018.

Bengtsson D, Avril A, Gunnarsson G, Elmberg J, Söderquist P, Norevik G, et al., Movements, Home-Range Size and Habitat Selection of Mallards during Autumn Migration. PLoS ONE, 9(6):e100764.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100764

Gabriel E. Machovsky-Capuska, Mark E. Hauber, Eric Libby, Christophe Amiot, David Raubenheimer, The contribution of private and public information in foraging by Australasian gannets, Animal Cognition, DOI 10.1007/s10071-013-0716-x

Brown, D. D., Montgomery, R. A., Millspaugh, J. J., Jansen, P. A., Garzon-Lopez, C. X. and Kays, R. (2014), Selection and spatial arrangement of rest sites within northern tamandua home ranges, Journal of Zoology, 293: 160-170. doi:10.1111/jzo.12131

Lührs, Mia-Lana & Kappeler, Peter M., Polyandrousmating in treetops: howmale competition and female choice interact to determine an unusual carnivore mating system. Behav Ecol Sociobiol., November 2013, Volume 67, Issue 11, pp 1731-1743, doi:10.?1007/?s00265-013-1581-y

Resheff YS, Rotics S, Harel R, Spiegel O, Nathan R., AcceleRater: a web application for supervised learning of behavioral modes from acceleration measurements. Movement Ecology, 2014;2(1):27. doi:10.1186/s40462-014-0027-0


Stephen Blake, Anne Guézou, Sharon L. Deem, Charles B. Yackulic and Fredy Cabrera, The Dominance of Introduced Plant Species in the Diets of Migratory Galapagos Tortoises Increases with Elevation on a Human-Occupied Island. BIOTROPICA, 0(0): 1-13 2015, DOI: 10.1111/btp.12195

Thomas Pfeiffer, Bernd-Ulrich Meyburg, GPS tracking of Red Kites (Milvus milvus) reveals fledgling number is negatively correlated with home range size. Journal of Ornithology, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1230-5

Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Damien R. Farine, Iain D. Couzin, Margaret C. Crofoot, Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons. Science, 19 June 2015, Vol. 348 no. 6241 pp. 1358-1361, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5099

H. E. Field, C. S. Smith, C. E. de Jong, D. Melville, A. Broos, N. Kung, J. Thompson, D. K. N. Dechmann, Landscape Utilisation, Animal Behaviour and Hendra Virus Risk. EcoHealth Published Online 24 September 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s10393-015-1066-8

Roland Kays, Margaret C. Crofoot, Walter Jetz, Martin Wikelski, Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet. Science, 348, (2015), DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2478

Fahr J, Abedi-Lartey M, Esch T, Machwitz, M, Suu-Ire R, Wikelski M, et al., Pronounced Seasonal Changes in the Movement Ecology of a Highly Gregarious Central-Place Forager, the African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum), PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(10) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138985

Weber, N., Duengkae, P., Fahr, J., Dechmann, D. K. N., Phengsakul, P., Khumbucha, W., Siriaroonrat, B., Wacharapluesadee, S., Maneeorn, P., Wikelski, M. and Newman, S., High-resolution GPS tracking of Lyle's flying fox between temples and orchards in central Thailand, The Journal of Wildlife Management, 2015, 179: 957-968. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.904

Ryszard Oleksy,Paul A. Racey,Gareth Jones (2015), High-resolution GPS tracking reveals habitat selection and the potential for long-distance seed dispersal by Madagascan flying foxes Pteropus rufus, Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 3, January 2015, Pages 678-692, doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.02.012

Sarah Kathrin Elser, Nguyen Hong Chung and Carsten A. Brühl (2015), Reintroduction of the 'Critically Endangered' Delacour's langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) into Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam, Vietnamese Journal of Primatology, (2015) vol.2(3), 1-13

Kevin Buchin, Stef Sijben, E Emiel van Loon, NirSapir, Stéphanie Mercier, T Jean Marie Arseneau and Erik P Willems(2015), Deriving movement properties and the effect of the environment from the Brownian bridge movement model in monkeys and birds, Movement Ecology, (2015) 3:18 DOI 10.1186/s40462-015-0043-8

T.Jean M. Arseneaua, Anouk-Lisa Tauchera, Carel P. van Schaika, Erik P. Willemsa, Male monkeys fight in between-group conflicts as protective parents and reluctant recruits, Animal Behaviour, (2015), Volume 110, December 2015, Pages 39-50

Olaf Miosga, Stefan Gerdes, Daniel Krämer, Reinhard Vohwinkel, Besendertes Uhu-Höhenflugmonitoring im Tiefland - Dreidimensionale Raumnutzungskartierung von Uhus im Münsterland, Natur in NRW 3/15


A. Flack, W. Fiedler, J. Blas, I. Pokrovsky, M. Kaatz, M. Mitropolsky, K. Aghababyan, I. Fakriadis, E. Makrigianni, L. Jerzak, H. Azafzaf, C. Feltrup-Azafzaf, S. Rotics, T. M. Mokotjomela, R. Nathan, M. Wikelski, Costs of migratory decisions: A comparison across eight white stork populations, Sci. Adv. 2, e1500931 (2016).

Scharf AK, LaPoint S, Wikelski M, Safi K, Acceleration Data Reveal Highly Individually Structured Energetic Landscapes in Free-Ranging Fishers (Pekania pennanti), PLoS ONE, 11(2): e0145732. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145732

Meaghan N. Evans, Sergio Guerrero-Sanchez, Mohd Soffian Abu Bakar, Peter Kille, Benoit Goossens, First known satellite collaring of a viverrid species: preliminary performance and implications of GPS tracking Malay civets (Viverra tangalunga), Ecological Research, 2016, 10(10) DOI 10.1007/s11284-016-1338-y

Nawang Norbu, Ugyen, Martin C. Wikelski and David S. Wilcove, Partial altitudinal migration of the Near Threatened satyr tragopan Tragopan satyra in the Bhutan Himalayas: implications for conservation in mountainous environments, Oryx, available on CJO2016. doi:10.1017/S0030605315000757

Springer A, Mellmann A, Fichtel C, Kappeler PM, Social structure and Escherichia coli sharing in a group-living wild primate, Verreaux's sifaka, BMC Ecology, 2016;16:6. doi:10.1186/s12898-016-0059-y

Daniel Bengtsson, Kamran Safi, Alexis Avril, Wolfgang Fiedler, Martin Wikelski, Gunnar Gunnarsson, Johan Elmberg, Conny Tolf, Björn Olsen, Jonas Waldenström, Does influenza A virus infection affect movement behaviour during stopover in its wild reservoir host? R. Soc. open sci, 2016 3 150633; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150633

Pius Korner, Annette Sauter, Wolfgang Fielder & Lukas Jenni, Variable allocation of activity to daylight and night in the mallard, Animal Behaviour, 115 (2016) 69-79, DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.026

Rotics, S., Kaatz, M., Resheff, Y. S., Feldman Turjeman, S., Zurell, D., Sapir, N., Eggers, U., Flack, A., Fiedler, W., Jeltsch, F., Wikelski, M. and Nathan, R., The challenges of the first migration: movement and behavior of juvenile versus adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality, J Anim Ecol., 2016, Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12525

Martijn J.A. Weterings, Marco Zaccaronib, Nikki van der Koorec, Linda M. Zijlstrac, Henry J. Kuipersc, Frank van Langeveldea, Sipke E. van Wierena, Strong reactive movement response of the medium-sized European hare to elevated predation risk in short vegetation, Animal Behaviour, 2016, Volume 115, May 2016, Pages 107-114, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.011

McLean, Kevin A., Trainor, Anne M., Asner, Gregory P., Crofoot, Margaret C., Hopkins, Mariah E., Campbell, Christina J., Martin, Roberta E., Knapp, David E. and Jansen, Patrick A., Movement patterns of three arboreal primates in a Neotropical moist forest explained by LiDAR-estimated canopy structure, Landscape Ecology, 2016, Pages 1-14, 1572-9761,

Michael Abedi-Lartey, Dina K.N. Dechmann, Martin Wikelski, Anne K. Scharf, Jakob Fahr, Long-distance seed dispersal by straw-coloured fruitbats varies by season and landscape, Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 7, July 2016, Pages 12-24, doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2016.03.005

Isbell, Lynne A., and Laura R. Bidner, Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) alarm calls to leopards (Panthera pardus) function as a predator deterrent , Behaviour,2016, Volume 153, Issue 5, pages 591 - 606, doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003365

Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Jonathan Potts, Charles B. Yackulic, Jacqueline L. Frair, Hance Ellington, and Stephen Blake, Flexible characterization of animal movement pattern using net squared displacement and a latent state model, Movement Ecology, 2016, 4:15, doi: 10.1186/s40462-016-0080-y

Sheldon JD, Stacy NI, Blake S, Cabrera F, Deem SL., COMPARISON OF TOTAL LEUKOCYTE QUANTIFICATION METHODS IN FREE-LIVING GALAPAGOS TORTOISES (CHELONOIDIS SPP.), J Zoo Wildl Med., 2016, 47(1):196-205, doi: 10.1638/2015-0159.1.

Crofoot Farine, Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Brian Ziebart, Ivan Brugere, Jia Li & Margaret C. Crofoot, Both Nearest Neighbours and Longterm Affiliates Predict Individual Locations During Collective Movement in Wild Baboons, nature, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27704 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep27704

Flávia Koch, Johannes Signer, Peter M. Kappeler & Claudia Fichtel, The role of the residence-effect on the outcome of intergroup encounters in Verreaux's sifakas, nature, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 28457 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep28457

Gabriel E Machovsky-Capuskaab, David Priddelc, Philip HW Leongd, Peter Jonesd, Nicholas Carlilec, Lesley Shannone, Dean Portellic, Alistair McEwand, Alexandre V Chavesf & David Raubenheimera, Coupling bio-logging with nutritional geometry to reveal novel insights into the foraging behaviour of a plunge-diving marine predator, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 2016, DOI:10.1080/00288330.2016.1152981

Roi Harel, Nir Horvitz & Ran Nathan, Adult vultures outperform juveniles in challenging thermal soaring condition, nature, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27865 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep27865

Bart A. Nolet, Andrea Kölzsch, Michiel Elderenbosch & Arie J. van Noordwijk, Scaring waterfowl as a management tool: how muchmore do geese forage after disturbance, Journal of Applied Ecology, 11 June 2016, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12698

Andrea Kölzsch, Gerhard J. D. M. Müskens, Helmut Kruckenberg, Peter Glazov, Rolf Weinzierl, Bart A. Nolet and Martin Wikelski, Towards a new understanding of migration timing: slower spring than autumn migration in geese reflects different decision rules for stopover use and departure, OIKOS, 25 FEB 2016 DOI: 10.1111/oik.03121

K. David Hyrenbach, Michelle M. Hester, Robert W. Henry, Cynthia Vanderlip, Josh Adams, Matthew Saunter, Naomi Worcester, Management area and longline fishery effort overlap of breeding Black-footed Albatross, A TRACKING STUDY FROM KURE ATOLL, HAWAII

H. Weimerskirch, C. Bishop, T. Jeanniard-du-Dot, A. Prudor & G. Sachs, Frigate birds track atmospheric conditions over months-long transoceanic flights, Science , 01 Jul 2016: Vol. 353, Issue 6294, pp. 74-78, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4374

A. Soriano-Redondo, S. Bearhop, I. R. Cleasby, L. Lock, S. C. Votier & G. M. Hilton, Ecological Responses to Extreme Flooding Events: A Case Study with a Reintroduced Bird, nature, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 28595 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep28595

Roi Harel, Olivier Duriez, Orr Spiegel, Julie Fluhr, Nir Horvitz, Wayne M. Getz, Willem Bouten, François Sarrazin, Ohad Hatzofe, Ran Nathan, Decision-making by a soaring bird: time, energy and risk considerations at different spatio-temporal scales, Phil. Trans. R. Soc, 2016, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0397

Guillaume Péron, Chris H. Fleming, Rogerio C. de Paula and Justin M. Calabrese, Uncovering periodic patterns of space use in animal tracking data with periodograms, including a new algorithm for the Lomb-Scargle periodogram and improved randomization tests, Movement Ecology, 2016, 4:19, DOI: 10.1186/s40462-016-0084-7

Garthe, S., Markones, N. & Corman, A. J , Possible impacts of offshore wind farms on seabirds: a pilot study in Northern Gannets in the southern North Sea, Ornithol, 2016, doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1402-y

Sherub S, Bohrer G, Wikelski M, Weinzierl R., Behavioural adaptations to flight into thin air, Biology Letters, 20160432.

Weinzierl, R., Bohrer, G., Kranstauber, B., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M. and Flack, A., Wind estimation based on thermal soaring of birds, Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1-13. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2585

Saskia Jeroscha, Malte Götz, Mechthild Roth, Spatial organisation of European wildcats (Felis silvestris silvestris) in an agriculturally dominated landscape in Central Europe, Mammalian Biology, Volume 82, January 2017, Pages 8-16

Friedemann, G. et al., Multidimensional differentiation in foraging resource use during breeding of two sympatric top predators, Sci. Rep., 6, 35031; doi: 10.1038/srep35031 (2016).

Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, James P. Gibbs, Charles B. Yackulic, Jacqueline L. Frair, Fredy Cabrera, Louis-Philippe Rousseau, Martin Wikelski, Franz Kümmeth, Stephen Blake, Animal movement in the absence of predation: environmental drivers of movement strategies in a partial migration system, OIKOS , 22 November 2016, DOI: 10.1111/oik.03928.

Pascual López-López, Clara García-Ripollés, José Giménez, and Vicente Urios, A Case of Predation of a Eurasian Eagle-Owl by a Bonelli's Eagle, Journal of Raptor Research, 50(4):422-424. 2016 doi:


Torres LG, Orben RA, Tolkova I, Thompson DR (2017), Classification of Animal Movement Behavior through Residence in Space and Time, PLoS ONE, 12(1): e0168513. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168513.

A. Strandburg-Peshkin, D. R. Farine, M.C. Crofoot & I. D. Couzin (2017), Habitat and social factors shape individual decisions and emergent group structure during baboon collective movement, eLIFE, January 31, 2017, doi: 10.7554/eLife.19505

Rotics et al. (2017), Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant, Animal Behaviour, Volume 126, April 2017, Pages 79-88

Stark DJ, Vaughan IP, Ramirez Saldivar DA, Nathan SKSS, Goossens B, Evaluating methods for estimating home ranges using GPS collars: A comparison using proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus), PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0174891. (2017) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174891

Farine DR, Strandburg-Peshkin A, Couzin ID, Berger-Wolf TY, Crofoot MC Individual variation in local interaction rules can explain emergent patterns of spatial organization in wild baboons, Proc. R. Soc. B, April 23, 2017 284 : 20162243.

Roi Harel, Orr Spiegel, Wayne M. Getz, Ran Nathan, Social foraging and individual consistency in following behaviour: testing the information centre hypothesis in free-ranging vultures, Proc. R. Soc. B, 12 April 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2654

Max Kröschel, Björn Reineking, Felicitas Werwie, Felix Wildi and Ilse Storch, Remote monitoring of vigilance behavior in large herbivores using acceleration data, Animal Biotelemetry, 04 May 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-017-0125-z

Gehr, B., Hofer, E. J., Muff, S., Ryser, A., Vimercati, E., Vogt, K. and Keller, L. F., A landscape of coexistence for a large predator in a human dominated landscape, OIKOS, 2017. DOI:10.1111/oik.04182

Links Large database for animal tracking data