Anthony D. Fox

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At the close of the Fourth International Polar Year, we take stock of the ecological consequences of recent climate change in the Arctic, focusing on effects at population, community, and ecosystem scales. Despite the buffering effect of landscape heterogeneity, Arctic ecosystems and the trophic relationships that structure them have been severely(More)
Swans, geese and some ducks (Anatidae) are obligate herbivores, many are important quarry species and all contribute to a variety of ecosystem services. Population growth and shifting ranges have led to increasing proximity to man and thus increasing conflicts. We review and synthesize the role of these birds as herbivores on agricultural land (cropland,(More)
Climate change is predicted to cause changes in species distributions and several studies report margin range shifts in some species. However, the reported changes rarely concern a species' entire distribution and are not always linked to climate change. Here, we demonstrate strong north-eastwards shifts in the centres of gravity of the entire wintering(More)
Big Data has driven the need for datastores that can scale horizontally leading to the development of many different NoSQL database implementations, each with different persistence and query philosophies. Spatio-temporal data such as location data is one of the largest types of data being collected today. We describe a novel spatio-temporal index structure(More)
One of the benefits of a computational grid is the ability to run high-performance applications over distributed resources simply and securely. We demonstrated this benefit with an experiment in which we studied the protein-folding process with the CHARMM molecular simulation package over a grid managed by a grid operating system, Legion. High-performance(More)
Traditionally, investigation of the dynamics of avian migration has been heavily biased towards the autumn return trip to the wintering quarters. Since the migratory prelude to breeding has direct fitness consequences, the European Science Foundation recently redressed the balance and sponsored a workshop on spring travels. We here survey the findings(More)
SIR — Your Editorial ‘Responsible interrogation’ (Nature 459, 300; 2009), on involvement by psychologists in interrogation at detention centres, was misleading in several respects. You defend psychologists’ participation as a protection for detainees, provided that the professional “adheres to, and is held accountable to, the most fundamental medical ethic(More)
We assessed the contribution of endogenous fat stores to meeting energetic needs during the flightless moult period in Pochard and Tufted Duck by regressing mass on the progression of wing moult, as measured by primary length. Pochard lost between 22.1% (males) and 24.2% (females) of body mass and female Tufted Duck 12.2% during wing moult at Abberton(More)
There are almost no long-term demographic monitoring programmes of commoner waterbird species, yet such data are fundamental to our understanding of drivers of population change. In the present study, we present annual age and sex ratios in samples of shot duck wings forwarded on a voluntary basis by hunters throughout Denmark from 1982 to 2010 for eight(More)