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Carlson, Erik, Douglas Gobeille, Robert Deluca, and Pam Loring. “Numerical Approximations Methods for Antenna Radiation Patterns for Motus Wildlife Tracking Systems.” arXiv, June 28, 2022.
DeSimone, Joely. “The Contrasting Physiological Mechanisms of Two Distinct Migratory Strategies.” PhD Thesis, University of Montana, 2022.
Meehan, Timothy D., Sarah P. Saunders, William V. DeLuca, Nicole L. Michel, Joanna Grand, Jill L. Deppe, Miguel F. Jimenez, et al. “Integrating Data Types to Estimate Spatial Patterns of Avian Migration across the Western Hemisphere.” Ecological Applications n/a, no. n/a (2022): e2679.
Savides, Kim. “Characterizing the Migratory Phenology and Routes of the Lazuli Bunting (Passerina Amoena) in Northern Utah.” Master of Science, Utah State University, 2022.
Karwinkel, Thiemo, Michael Winklhofer, Paula Christoph, Dario Allenstein, Ommo Hüppop, Vera Brust, Franz Bairlein, and Heiko Schmaljohann. “No Apparent Effect of a Magnetic Pulse on Free-Flight Behaviour in Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe Oenanthe) at a Stopover Site.” Journal of The Royal Society Interface 19, no. 187 (February 16, 2022): 20210805.
Linhart, Rebeca C., Diana J. Hamilton, Julie Paquet, J. Onofre N. Monteiro, Gabriela P. Ramires, and Jason A. Mobley. “Movement and Habitat Use of Non-Breeding Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris Pusilla) at the Banco Dos Cajuais in Northeast Brazil.” Conservation Science and Practice n/a, no. n/a (March 25, 2022): e12683.
Gutierrez Ramirez, Mariamar. “Drivers and Direct Impacts of Lean Mass Dynamics on the Stopover Ecology and Migratory Pace of Nearctic-Neotropical Migrant Songbirds in Spring.” PhD Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2022.
Shephard, Nicholas G. “Habitat Associations and Movement Tracking of North American Black Terns (Chlidonias Niger).” Thesis, University of Saskatchewan, 2022.
Lupi, Sara, Yolanda E. Morbey, Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton, Hiroyuki Kaiya, Leonida Fusani, and Christopher G. Guglielmo. “Experimental Ghrelin Administration Affects Migratory Behaviour in a Songbird.” Hormones and Behavior 141 (May 1, 2022): 105139.
Howe, Rebecca. “Effects of Experimental Malaria Infection On Migration of Yellow-Rumped Warblers (Setophaga Coronata).” Master of Science, University of Western Ontario, 2022.
Herbert, John A., David Mizrahi, and Caz M. Taylor. “Migration Tactics and Connectivity of a Nearctic-Neotropical Migratory Shorebird.” Journal of Animal Ecology n/a, no. n/a (February 3, 2022).
Bégin-Marchand, Camille, François Gagnon, Bruno Drolet, Jacques Ibarzabal, and Junior Tremblay. “Insights on Post-Breeding Movements from a Northeastern Population of Canada Warblers (<em>Cardellina Canadensis</Em>).” Avian Conservation and Ecology 17, no. 1 (January 31, 2022).
Bani Assadi, Saeedeh, Emily A. McKinnon, Edward D. Cheskey, and Kevin C. Fraser. “Does Hatch Date Set the Clock? Timing of Post-Fledging Movements for Families of a Colonially Breeding, Long-Distance Migratory Songbird.” Journal of Avian Biology n/a, no. n/a (2022).
Heath-Acre, Kristen M., Clint W. Boal, Daniel P. Collins, Warren C. Conway, and William P. Johnson. “Using Automated Telemetry to Identify Population Connectivity and Migration Phenology of Snowy Plovers Breeding in the Southern Great Plains.” Journal of Field Ornithology n/a, no. n/a (2022).
Morales, Ana, Barbara Frei, Greg W Mitchell, Camille Bégin-Marchand, and Kyle H Elliott. “Reduced Diurnal Activity and Increased Stopover Duration by Molting Swainson’s Thrushes.” Ornithology, January 5, 2022, ukab083.
Hayward-Brown, Brittany K., Tara L. Crewe, Sydney J. Collett, Vinay Udyawer, Ian J. Radford, Mariana A. Campbell, and Hamish A. Campbell. “Automated VHF-Radio Telemetry Reveals Resource-Driven Site Utilisation Patterns in a Small-Bodied, Highly Mobile Bird (Erythrura Gouldiae),” 2021.
Proppe, Darren S. Songbird Behavior: Implications for Conservation and Management in the Anthropocene. CRC Press, 2021.
Olek, Victor. “Exploring the Strategies of First Migration in the Subarctic-Nesting Shorebird, Calidris Alpina Hudsonia.” Master of Science, York University, 2021.
Hengst, Nicole M. “Movements and Habitat Relationships of Virginia Rails and Soras within Impounded Coastal Wetlands of Northwest Ohio.” PhD Thesis, The Ohio State University, 2021.
González, Ana M., Nicholas J. Bayly, Scott Wilson, and Keith A. Hobson. “Shade Coffee or Native Forest? Indicators of Winter Habitat Quality for a Long-Distance Migratory Bird in the Colombian Andes.” Ecological Indicators 131 (November 1, 2021): 108115.
Anderson, Alexandra M., Christian Friis, Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor, Christopher M. Harris, Oliver P. Love, R. I. Guy Morrison, Sean W. J. Prosser, Erica Nol, and Paul A. Smith. “Drought at a Coastal Wetland Affects Refuelling and Migration Strategies of Shorebirds.” Oecologia, October 16, 2021.
Brust, Vera, and Ommo Hüppop. “Underestimated Scale of Songbird Offshore Migration across the South-Eastern North Sea during Autumn.” Journal of Ornithology, October 13, 2021.
Grinde, Alexis R., Annie Bracey, and Stephen Kolbe. “Mapping Avian Movement in Minnesota.” Report. University of Minnesota Duluth, September 2021.
Thorne, Toby J, Eryk Matczak, Melissa Donnelly, Maria C Franke, and Kevin C R Kerr. “Occurrence of a Forest-Dwelling Bat, Northern Myotis (Myotis Septentrionalis), within Canada’s Largest Conurbation.” Journal of Urban Ecology 7, no. 1 (January 22, 2021).
Grahame, Elora R. M., Kayla D. Martin, Elizabeth A. Gow, and D. Ryan Norris. “Diurnal and Nocturnal Habitat Preference of Eastern Whip-Poor-Wills (Antrostomus Vociferous) in the Northern Portion of Their Breeding Range.” Avian Conservation and Ecology 16, no. 2 (2021).
Ames, Elizabeth. “Linking Events across the Annual Cycle, in a Neotropical Migratory Songbird of  Conservation Concern, the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria Citrea).” The Ohio State University, 2021.
Bianchini, Kristin, David J. Newstead, and Christy A. Morrissey. “Differences in Migration Timing along the Midcontinental Flyway in Sanderling (Calidris Alba) from Three Gulf of Mexico Staging Areas.” Waterbirds 43, no. 3–4 (September 2021): 225–356.
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Wilcox, Alana A E, Amy E M Newman, Nigel E Raine, Greg W Mitchell, and D Ryan Norris. “Captive-Reared Migratory Monarch Butterflies Show Natural Orientation When Released in the Wild.” Conservation Physiology 9, no. 1 (January 1, 2021).
Imlay, Tara L., Hilary A. R. Mann, and Philip D. Taylor. “Autumn Migratory Timing and Pace Are Driven by Breeding Season Carryover Effects.” Animal Behaviour 177 (July 1, 2021): 207–14.
Bégin-Marchand, Camille, André Desrochers, Philip D. Taylor, Junior A. Tremblay, Lucas Berrigan, Barbara Frei, Ana Morales, and Greg W. Mitchell. “Spatial Structure in Migration Routes Maintained despite Regional Convergence among Eastern Populations of Swainson’s Thrushes.” Movement Ecology 9, no. 1 (May 13, 2021): 23.
Tatten, Jessica. “Factors Influencing Stopover and Movement of Migratory Songbirds within the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.” Master’s Thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2021.
Roux, Courtney E. le, and Joseph J. Nocera. “Roost Sites of Chimney Swift (Chaetura Pelagica) Form Large-Scale Spatial Networks.” Ecology and Evolution n/a, no. n/a (March 20, 2021).
Morbey, Yolanda E., Andrew T. Beauchamp, Simon J. Bonner, and Greg W. Mitchell. “Evening Locomotor Activity during Stopover Differs on Pre-Departure and Departure Days in Free-Living Songbirds.” Journal of Avian Biology 51, no. 11 (2020).
Wilcox, Alana A. E., Amy E. M. Newman, Nigel E. Raine, Greg W. Mitchell, and D. Ryan Norris. “Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Sublethal Levels of a Common Neonicotinoid Insecticide on the Orientation and Migration of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus Plexippus).” Journal of Experimental Biology 224, no. 4 (February 15, 2021).
Loring, P. H., A. K. Lenske, J. D. McLaren, M. Aikens, A. M. Anderson, Y. Aubrey, E. Dalton, A. Dey, C. Friis, and D. Hamilton. “Tracking Movements of Migratory Shorebirds in the US Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Region.” OCS Study. Sterling (VA): US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. OCS Study BOEM, 2021.
Clerc, Jeff, R. Mark Brigham, Justin G. Boyles, and Liam P. McGuire. “A NASBR History of Radiotelemetry: How Technology Has Contributed to Advances in Bat Biology.” In 50 Years of Bat Research: Foundations and New Frontiers, edited by Burton K. Lim, M. Brock Fenton, R. Mark Brigham, Shahroukh Mistry, Allen Kurta, Erin H. Gillam, Amy Russell, and Jorge Ortega, 241–53. Fascinating Life Sciences. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2021.
Richie, Marina. “New Tracking Tools Reveal Bird Migration Secrets.” BirdWatching, January 14, 2021.
Crewe, Tara L., Dave Kendal, and Hamish A. Campbell. “Motivations and Fears Driving Participation in Collaborative Research Infrastructure for Animal Tracking.” PLOS ONE 15, no. 11 (November 20, 2020): e0241964.
Shizuka, Daizaburo, Sahas Barve, Allison Johnson, and Eric Walters. “Workflow for Constructing Social Networks from Automated Telemetry Systems,” November 1, 2020.
González, Ana M., Nicholas J. Bayly, and Keith A. Hobson. “Earlier and Slower or Later and Faster: Spring Migration Pace Linked to Departure Time in a Neotropical Migrant Songbird.” Journal of Animal Ecology n/a, no. n/a (2020).
Birnie-Gauvin, Kim, Robert J. Lennox, Christopher G. Guglielmo, Amy K. Teffer, Glenn T. Crossin, D. Ryan Norris, Kim Aarestrup, and Steven J. Cooke. “The Value of Experimental Approaches in Migration Biology.” Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 93, no. 3 (February 3, 2020): 210–26.
Miller, Aroha. “Marine Protected Areas: Expanding, but under Protected,” 2020.
Lefevre, Kara L., and Adam D. Smith. “Florida’s Strategic Position for Collaborative Automated-Telemetry Tracking of Avian Movements across the Americas.” Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 11 (2020): 369–75.
Michalik, Bianca, Vera Brust, and Ommo Hüppop. “Are Movements of Daytime and Nighttime Passerine Migrants as Different as Day and Night?” Ecology and Evolution n/a, no. n/a (August 25, 2020).
Cooper, Nathan W., and Peter P. Marra. “Hidden Long-Distance Movements by a Migratory Bird.” Current Biology, August 20, 2020.
Boynton, Chloe K., Nancy A. Mahony, and Tony D. Williams. “Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica) Fledglings Use Crop Habitat More Frequently in Relation to Its Availability than Pasture and Other Habitat Types.” The Condor 122, no. 2 (May 21, 2020).
Beauchamp, Andrew T., Christopher G. Guglielmo, and Yolanda E. Morbey. “Stopover Refueling, Movement, and Departure Decisions in the White-Throated Sparrow: The Influence of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors during Spring Migration.” Journal of Animal Ecology n/a, no. n/a (2020).
Schmaljohann, Heiko, and Thomas Klinner. “A Quasi-Experimental Approach Using Telemetry to Assess Migration-Strategy-Specific Differences in the Decision-Making Processes at Stopover.” BMC Ecology 20, no. 1 (July 8, 2020): 36.
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