MLSG has a President!
We are deeply honoured and very pleased to announce that Professor Ian Newton OBE FRS FRSE has agreed to take up the role as President of the MLSG. In his own words:
Satellite Telemetry Forum
Satellite telemetry in ornithology is a forum which started in October 2001 and has 518 members now (August 2015). There have been up to 93 messages in a month.
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Track changes in Pied flycatchers, a prospect beyond the breeding grounds
Each year billions of birds migrate between their breeding sites in Europe and non-breeding sites in Africa. The migratory life-style allows them to make optimal use of seasonal changes in food. But how flexible is this migratory life-style when environments are rapidly changing? Can they change their timing and movement decisions to keep track of advancements in peak-food availability during breeding as a result of climate warming?
Non-breeding distribution ecology of Palearctic migrants in Africa
Migratory species depend on several habitats - often separated in space and time - to complete their annual cycle. Consequently they are especially vulnerable to the impacts of habitat loss. Long term population declines of Afro-Palearctic migratory birds have been linked with loss of suitable breeding habitat and conditions on the non-breeding wintering grounds, but relatively little is known about the winter ecology and its influence on migrants’ overall ecology.
Dmitry Kishkinev, Dominik Heyers, Bradley K. Woodworth, Greg W. Mitchell, Keith A. Hobson & D. Ryan Norris 2016. Experienced migratory songbirds do not display goal-ward orientation after release following a cross-continental displacement: an automated telemetry study Scientific Reports View online
Daniel Zúñiga, Jade Falconer, Adam M. Fudickar, Willi Jensen, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Wikelski & Jesko Partecke 2016. Abrupt switch to migratory night flight in a wild migratory songbird Scientific Reports ISBN: 10.1038/srep34207
Bazzi, G., Cecere, J. G., Caprioli, M., Gatti, E., Gianfranceschi, L., Podofillini, S., Possenti, C. D., Ambrosini, R., Saino, N., Spina, F. and Rubolini, D 2016. Clock gene polymorphism, migratory behaviour and geographic distribution: a comparative study of trans-Saharan migratory birds Molecular Ecology View online