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Seewagen, Chad L., Yanju Ma, Yolanda E. Morbey, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “Stopover Departure Behavior and Flight Orientation of Spring-Migrant Yellow-Rumped Warblers (Setophaga Coronata) Experimentally Exposed to Methylmercury.” Journal of Ornithology, February 28, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-019-01641-2.
Bianchini, Kristin. “Investigating the Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure on Avian Pre-Migratory Fuelling and Migration.” PhD Thesis, University of Saskatchewan, 2018.
Desrochers, André, Junior A. Tremblay, Yves Aubry, Dominique Chabot, Paul Pace, and David M. Bird. “Estimating Wildlife Tag Location Errors from a VHF Receiver Mounted on a Drone.” Drones 2, no. 4 (December 2018): 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones2040044.
Evans, Dean R. “The Post-Fledging Survival and Movements of Juvenile Barn Swallows (Hirundo Rustica): An Automated Telemetry Approach.” PhD Thesis, The University of Western Ontario, 2018.
Hutchins, Michael, Peter P. Marra, Ed Diebold, Michael D. Kreger, Christine Sheppard, Sara Hallager, and Colleen Lynch. “The Evolving Role of Zoological Parks and Aquariums in Migratory Bird Conservation.” Zoo Biology 37, no. 5 (September 1, 2018): 360–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.21438.
Bianchini, Kristin, and Christy A. Morrissey. “Assessment of Shorebird Migratory Fueling Physiology and Departure Timing in Relation to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in the Gulf of Mexico.” Environmental Science & Technology, October 26, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b04571.
Whitaker, Darroch M., Ian G. Warkentin, Keith A. Hobson, Peter Thomas, and Rinchen Boardman. “Fall and Winter Movements of Newfoundland Graycheeked Thrushes (Catharus Minimus Minimus).” Animal Migration 5, no. 1 (2018): 42–48.
Dowling, Zara R., and Danielle I. O’Dell. “Bat Use of an Island off the Coast of Massachusetts.” Northeastern Naturalist 25, no. 3 (August 1, 2018): 362–82. https://doi.org/10.1656/045.025.0302.
Baldwin, Justin W., Katie Leap, John T. Finn, and Jennifer R. Smetzer. “Bayesian State-Space Models Reveal Unobserved off-Shore Nocturnal Migration from Motus Data.” Ecological Modelling 386 (October 24, 2018): 38–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.08.006.
McKinnon, Emily A., and Oliver P. Love. “Ten Years Tracking the Migrations of Small Landbirds: Lessons Learned in the Golden Age of Bio-Logging.” The Auk, July 3, 2018, 834–56. https://doi.org/10.1642/AUK-17-202.1.
Müller, Florian, Georg Rüppel, and Heiko Schmaljohann. “Does the Length of the Night Affect the Timing of Nocturnal Departures in a Migratory Songbird?” Animal Behaviour 141 (July 2018): 183–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.018.
Lenske, Ariel K., and Joseph J. Nocera. “Field Test of an Automated Radio-Telemetry System: Tracking Local Space Use of Aerial Insectivores.” Journal of Field Ornithology 89, no. 2: 173–87. Accessed June 26, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12254.
Janaswamy, Ramakrishna, Pamela H. Loring, and James D. McLaren. “A State Space Technique for Wildlife Position Estimation Using Non-Simultaneous Signal Strength Measurements.” ArXiv.org, May 28, 2018. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1805.11171.pdf.
Schmaljohann, Heiko, Florian Müller, Thomas Klinner, and Cas Eikenaar. “Potential Age Differences in the Migratory Behaviour of a Nocturnal Songbird Migrant during Autumn and Spring.” Journal of Avian Biology. Accessed May 23, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01815.
Vliet, Heidi E. J. Van, and Bridget J. M. Stutchbury. “Radio-Tagged Fledgling Savannah Sparrows Passerculus Sandwichensis at Risk of Entanglement in Vegetation.” Ibis 0, no. ja. Accessed May 22, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12615.
Hays, Quentin R., Yolanda E. Morbey, Keith A. Hobson, James E. Lyons, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “Effects of Migration Distance and Sex on Stopover Timing and Refueling by Wilson’s Warblers.” Journal of Field Ornithology 0, no. 0. Accessed May 13, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12246.
Wright, James R., Luke L. Powell, and Christopher M. Tonra. “Automated Telemetry Reveals Staging Behavior in a Declining Migratory Passerine.” The Auk, April 25, 2018, 461–76. https://doi.org/10.1642/AUK-17-219.1.
Smetzer, Jennifer. “Tracking Migratory Bird Movements in the Gulf of Maine with Automated Radio Telemetry and Stable Hydrogen Isotope Markers,” 2018.
Cooper, Nathan, David Ewert, Kimberly Hall, Sarah Rockwell, Dave Currie, Jr Wunderle, Jennifer White, and Peter Marra. “Resighting Data Reveal Weak Connectivity from Wintering to Breeding Grounds in a Range-Restricted and Endangered Long-Distance Migratory Passerine.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 13, no. 1 (March 20, 2018). https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01159-130109.
Müller, Florian, Cas Eikenaar, Zoe J. Crysler, Philip D. Taylor, and Heiko Schmaljohann. “Nocturnal Departure Timing in Songbirds Facing Distinct Migratory Challenges.” The Journal of Animal Ecology, March 5, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12821.
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). https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01086-120220.
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arx123.
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-017-0346-9.
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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1374.
Baldwin, Justin. “Modelling Bird Migration with Motus Data and Bayesian State-Space Models.” University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/masters_theses_2/565.
Deakin, Jessica E. “Behavioural Mechanisms of Protandrous Spring Migration in a Nearctic-Neotropical Songbird,” 2017. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4691/.
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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jav.01450/full.
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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-017-0106-0.
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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03503-4.
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. https://doi.org/10.1139/juvs-2016-0021.
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). https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00953-120108.
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.02.010.
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. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.040.sp104.
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. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.040.0106.
Jonasson, Kristin A. “The Effects of Sex, Energy, and Environmental Conditions on the Movement Ecology of Migratory Bats,” 2017. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4411/.
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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2300.
Munro, Margaret. “What’s Killing the World’s Shorebirds?” Nature News 541, no. 7635 (January 5, 2017): 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/541016a.
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37326.
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. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12515.
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). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-016-0089-2.
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-016-1399-2.
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. http://www.wjoonline.org/doi/abs/10.1676/1559-4491-128.2.429.
Fuller, Richard A. “Animal Migration: Dispersion Explains Declines.” Nature 531, no. 7595 (March 24, 2016): 451–52. https://doi.org/10.1038/531451a.
FRANCIS, CHARLES M., PHILIP D. TAYLOR, and ZOEJ CRYSLER. “Motus Wildlife Tracking System: A Novel Approach for Tracking Small Birds,” 2016. http://www.bou.org.uk/bouproc-net/avian-tracking/poster-francis-etal.pdf.
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/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). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-016-0067-8.
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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0593.
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. https://doi.org/10.18194/ws.
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