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The physiology/life-history nexus
It is argued that individual and adaptive responses to different environments are limited by physiological mechanisms, and studies should integrate behavior and physiology within the environmental and demographic contexts of selection. Expand
Phytohemagglutinin-induced skin swelling in birds : histological support for a classic immunoecological technique
Data indicate that PHA-induced swelling is related to heightened immune cell activity in House Sparrows, but also that the PHA swelling response in this species is dynamic and involves both innate and adaptive components of the immune system. Expand
Biotelemetry: a mechanistic approach to ecology.
This review suggests that this technology has immense potential for research in basic and applied animal ecology, and efforts to incorporate biotelemetry into broader ecological research programs should yield novel information that has been challenging to collect historically from free-ranging animals in their natural environments. Expand
Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet
It is suggested that a golden age of animal tracking science has begun and that the upcoming years will be a time of unprecedented exciting discoveries. Expand
Conservation physiology.
It is suggested that, for conservation strategies to be successful, it is important to understand the physiological responses of organisms to their changed environment. Expand
Using tri-axial acceleration data to identify behavioral modes of free-ranging animals: general concepts and tools illustrated for griffon vultures
This work focuses on the use of tri-axial acceleration (ACC) data to identify behavioral modes of GPS-tracked free-ranging wild animals and illustrates how ACC-identified behavioral modes provide the means to examine how vulture flight is affected by environmental factors, hence facilitating the integration of behavioral, biomechanical and ecological data. Expand
Corticosterone levels predict survival probabilities of Galápagos marine iguanas during El Niño events
  • L. Romero, M. Wikelski
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 19 June 2001
The results lend support to the use of corticosterone as a rapid quantitative predictor of survival in wild animal populations and predicted overall population health during the 1998 El Niño famine and the 1999 La Niña feast period. Expand
A dynamic Brownian bridge movement model to estimate utilization distributions for heterogeneous animal movement.
This novel extension of the Brownian bridge movement model, outperforms the current BBMM as indicated by simulations and examples of a territorial mammal and a migratory bird and provides a useful one-dimensional measure of behavioural change along animal tracks. Expand
The genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in the face of gene flow in crows
Characterization of genomic differentiation in a classic example of hybridization between all-black carrion crows and gray-coated hooded crows identified genome-wide introgression extending far beyond the morphological hybrid zone, indicating localized genomic selection can cause marked heterogeneity in introgressive landscapes while maintaining phenotypic divergence. Expand
Technology on the Move: Recent and Forthcoming Innovations for Tracking Migratory Birds
Improvements to traditional technologies, along with innovations related to global positioning systems, cellular networks, solar geolocation, radar, and information technology are improving the understanding of when and where birds go during their annual cycles and informing numerous scientific disciplines, including evolutionary biology, population ecology, and global change. Expand