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Loring, Pamela, Robert Ronconi, Linda Welch, Philip Taylor, and Mark Mallory. “Postbreeding Dispersal and Staging of Common and Arctic Terns throughout the Western North Atlantic.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 12, no. 2 (December 20, 2017).
Parada Isada, Alain. “Stopover Movement Patterns by Blackpoll and Canada Warblers across Southeastern Canada during Fall Migration: An Automated Radio-Telemetry Study.” Trent University, 2017.
Morbey, Yolanda E., Christopher G. Guglielmo, Philip D. Taylor, Ivan Maggini, Jessica Deakin, Stuart A. Mackenzie, J. Morgan Brown, Lin Zhao, and David Stephens. “Evaluation of Sex Differences in the Stopover Behavior and Postdeparture Movements of Wood-Warblers.” Behavioral Ecology. Accessed December 9, 2017.
Krauel, Jennifer J., Liam P. McGuire, and Justin G. Boyles. “Testing Traditional Assumptions about Regional Migration in Bats.” Mammal Research, November 20, 2017, 1–9.
Duijns, Sjoerd, Lawrence J. Niles, Amanda Dey, Yves Aubry, Christian Friis, Stephanie Koch, Alexandra M. Anderson, and Paul A. Smith. “Body Condition Explains Migratory Performance of a Long-Distance Migrant.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284, no. 1866 (November 15, 2017): 20171374.
Baldwin, Justin. “Modelling Bird Migration with Motus Data and Bayesian State-Space Models.” University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017.
“Autumn Migration of Myotis Septentrionalis in Nebraska: Documentation of Fall Activity, Migratory Timing, and Distance Using Radio-Telemetry - Viewcontent.Cgi.” Accessed September 26, 2017.
Deakin, Jessica E. “Behavioural Mechanisms of Protandrous Spring Migration in a Nearctic-Neotropical Songbird,” 2017.
Smetzer, Jennifer R., David I. King, and Philip D. Taylor. “Fall Migratory Departure Decisions and Routes of Blackpoll Warblers Setophaga Striata and Red-Eyed Vireos Vireo Olivaceus at a Coastal Barrier in the Gulf of Maine.” Journal of Avian Biology, 2017.
Brown, J. Morgan, and Philip D. Taylor. “Migratory Blackpoll Warblers (Setophaga Striata) Make Regional-Scale Movements That Are Not Oriented toward Their Migratory Goal during Fall.” Movement Ecology 5 (July 3, 2017): 15.
Gomez, Camila, Nicholas J. Bayly, D. Ryan Norris, Stuart A. Mackenzie, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Philip D. Taylor, Keith A. Hobson, and Carlos Daniel Cadena. “Fuel Loads Acquired at a Stopover Site Influence the Pace of Intercontinental Migration in a Boreal Songbird.” Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017).
Tremblay, Junior A., André Desrochers, Yves Aubry, Paul Pace, and David M. Bird. “A Low-Cost Technique for Radio-Tracking Wildlife Using a Small Standard Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.” Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, March 31, 2017.
Taylor, Philip D., Tara L. Crewe, Stuart A. Mackenzie, Denis Lepage, Yves Aubry, Zoe Crysler, George Finney, et al. “The Motus Wildlife Tracking System: A Collaborative Research Network to Enhance the Understanding of Wildlife Movement.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 12, no. 1 (2017).
Cranmer, Alexana, Jennifer R. Smetzer, Linda Welch, and Erin Baker. “A Markov Model for Planning and Permitting Offshore Wind Energy: A Case Study of Radio-Tracked Terns in the Gulf of Maine, USA.” Journal of Environmental Management 193 (2017): 400–409.
Loring, Pamela H., Curtice R. Griffin, Paul R. Sievert, and Caleb S. Spiegel. “Comparing Satellite and Digital Radio Telemetry to Estimate Space and Habitat Use of American Oystercatchers ( Haematopus Palliatus ) in Massachusetts, USA.” Waterbirds 40, no. sp1 (2017): 19–31.
Mann, Hilary A. R., Diana J. Hamilton, Julie M. Paquet, Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor, and Sarah G. Neima. “Effects of Extreme Tidal Events on Semipalmated Sandpiper ( Calidris Pusilla ) Migratory Stopover in the Bay of Fundy, Canada.” Waterbirds 40, no. 1 (2017): 41–49.
Jonasson, Kristin A. “The Effects of Sex, Energy, and Environmental Conditions on the Movement Ecology of Migratory Bats,” 2017.
Eikenaar, Cas, Florian Müller, Clara Leutgeb, Sven Hessler, Konstantin Lebus, Philip D. Taylor, and Heiko Schmaljohann. “Corticosterone and Timing of Migratory Departure in a Songbird.” Proc. R. Soc. B 284, no. 1846 (January 11, 2017): 20162300.
Munro, Margaret. “What’s Killing the World’s Shorebirds?” Nature News 541, no. 7635 (January 5, 2017): 16.
Kishkinev, Dmitry, Dominik Heyers, Bradley K. Woodworth, Greg W. Mitchell, Keith A. Hobson, and D. Ryan Norris. “Experienced Migratory Songbirds Do Not Display Goal-Ward Orientation after Release Following a Cross-Continental Displacement: An Automated Telemetry Study.” Scientific Reports 6 (November 23, 2016): 37326.
Hatch, Shaylyn K. “Behavior of Migratory Tree Bats in the Western Basin of Lake Erie Using Telemetry and Stable Isotope Analysis.” The University of Akron, 2015.!etd.send_file?accession=akron1449157127&disposition=attachment.
González-Prieto, Ana M., Nicholas J. Bayly, Gabriel J. Colorado, and Keith A. Hobson. “Topography of the Andes Mountains Shapes the Wintering Distribution of a Migratory Bird.” Diversity and Distributions, November 1, 2016, n/a-n/a.
Müller, Florian, Philip D. Taylor, Sissel Sjöberg, Rachel Muheim, Arseny Tsvey, Stuart A. Mackenzie, and Heiko Schmaljohann. “Towards a Conceptual Framework for Explaining Variation in Nocturnal Departure Time of Songbird Migrants.” Movement Ecology 4, no. 1 (2016).
Kennedy, Lisa V., Yolanda E. Morbey, Stuart A. Mackenzie, Philip D. Taylor, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “A Field Test of the Effects of Body Composition Analysis by Quantitative Magnetic Resonance on Songbird Stopover Behaviour.” Journal of Ornithology, October 8, 2016.
Falconer, C. Myles, Greg W. Mitchell, Philip D. Taylor, and Douglas C. Tozer. “Prevalence of Disjunct Roosting in Nesting Bank Swallows (Riparia Riparia).” The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128, no. 2 (2016): 429–434.
Fuller, Richard A. “Animal Migration: Dispersion Explains Declines.” Nature 531, no. 7595 (March 24, 2016): 451–52.
FRANCIS, CHARLES M., PHILIP D. TAYLOR, and ZOEJ CRYSLER. “Motus Wildlife Tracking System: A Novel Approach for Tracking Small Birds,” 2016.
Dossman, Bryant C., Greg W. Mitchell, D. Ryan Norris, Philip D. Taylor, Christopher G. Guglielmo, Stephen N. Matthews, and Paul G. Rodewald. “The Effects of Wind and Fuel Stores on Stopover Departure Behavior across a Migratory Barrier.” Behavioral Ecology, November 13, 2015, arv189.
Crysler, Zoe J., Robert A. Ronconi, and Philip D. Taylor. “Differential Fall Migratory Routes of Adult and Juvenile Ipswich Sparrows (Passerculus Sandwichensis Princeps).” Movement Ecology 4, no. 1 (2016).
Brown, J. Morgan, and Philip D. Taylor. “Adult and Hatch-Year Blackpoll Warblers Exhibit Radically Different Regional-Scale Movements during Post-Fledging Dispersal.” Biology Letters 11, no. 12 (December 1, 2015): 20150593.
McKellar, Ann E., R. Kenyon Ross, R.I.Guy Morrison, Lawrence J. Niles, Ronald R. Porter, Joanna Burger, David J. Newstead, Amanda D. Dey, and Paul A. Smith. “Shorebird Use of Western Hudson Bay near the Nelson River during Migration, with a Focus on Red Knot.” Wade Study 122, no. 3 (n.d.). Accessed November 3, 2015.
Mitchell, Greg W., Bradley K. Woodworth, Philip D. Taylor, and D. Ryan Norris. “Automated Telemetry Reveals Age Specific Differences in Flight Duration and Speed Are Driven by Wind Conditions in a Migratory Songbird.” Movement Ecology 3, no. 1 (2015): 19.
Crysler, Zoe. “Breeding Ground Dispersal and Fall Migratory Movements of Ipswich Sparrows (Passerculus Sandwichensis Princeps) :: Acadia Masters’ Theses.” Master’s Thesis, Acadia University, 2015.
Woodworth, Bradley K., Greg W. Mitchell, D. Ryan Norris, Charles M. Francis, and Philip D. Taylor. “Patterns and Correlates of Songbird Movements at an Ecological Barrier during Autumn Migration Assessed Using Landscape-and Regional-Scale Automated Radiotelemetry.” Ibis, 2014.
McGuire, Liam P., Kristin A. Jonasson, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “Bats on a Budget: Torpor-Assisted Migration Saves Time and Energy.” Edited by Paul A. Bartell. PLoS ONE 9, no. 12 (December 31, 2014): e115724.
Woodworth, Bradley K., Charles M. Francis, and Philip D. Taylor. “Inland Flights of Young Red-Eyed Vireos Vireo Olivaceus in Relation to Survival and Habitat in a Coastal Stopover Landscape.” Journal of Avian Biology 45, no. 4 (July 1, 2014): 387–95.
McGuire, Liam P., Christopher G. Guglielmo, Stuart A. Mackenzie, and Philip D. Taylor. “Migratory Stopover in the Long-Distance Migrant Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris Noctivagans.” Journal of Animal Ecology 81, no. 2 (2012): 377–385.
Taylor, Philip D., Stuart A. Mackenzie, Bethany G. Thurber, Anna M. Calvert, Alex M. Mills, Liam P. McGuire, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “Landscape Movements of Migratory Birds and Bats Reveal an Expanded Scale of Stopover.” PloS One 6, no. 11 (2012): e27054.
Mills, Alexander M., Bethany G. Thurber, Stuart A. Mackenzie, and Philip D. Taylor. “Passerines Use Nocturnal Flights for Landscape-Scale Movements during Migration Stopover.” The Condor 113, no. 3 (August 1, 2011): 597–607.
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