The Role of Species Abundance in Determining Breeding Origins of Migratory Birds with Stable Isotopes

@inproceedings{RoyleTheRO,
  title={The Role of Species Abundance in Determining Breeding Origins of Migratory Birds with Stable Isotopes},
  author={J. Andrew Royle and Dustin R Rubenstein}
}
Understanding the breeding origins of migratory birds captured on their wintering grounds has important management and conservation implications for declining populations of songbirds. Stable isotopes have recently been used to infer origins for species where application of conventional markers fails. A natural method of linking wintering birds to breeding populations, and one that has not been previously applied to stable isotopes, is based on likelihood. Using a likelihood assignment rule… CONTINUE READING
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