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Update on Publications Spring 2018
Herewith a (non-exhaustive) list, in alphabetical order, of papers on migrant landbirds that have been published from medio October 2017 until now (medio March):
MLSG Symposium Turku 2017
The MLSG organised a two-day satellite symposium just before the official EOU conference earlier this year in August. We had about 70 official attendees with another 20 or so dropping in informally, particularly on the day the EOU official started. Thirty nine attendees gave presentations – short summaries of these are given below. A visual impression can be found here, more info in text below.
Graves G. R., Newsome S. D., Fogel M. L. 2018. Stable hydrogen isotope variability within and among plumage tracts (δ2HF) of a migratory wood warbler PLoS ONE View online
Andrey Mukhin, Dmitry Kobylkov, Dmitry Kishkinev & Vitaly Grinkevich 2018. Interrupted breeding in a songbird migrant triggers development of nocturnal locomotor activity Scientific Reports View online
Jan M. Baert, Eric W. M. Stienen, Brigitte C. Heylen, Marwa M. Kavelaars, Roland-Jan Buijs, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Luc Lens & Wendt Müller 2018. High-resolution GPS tracking reveals sex differences in migratory behaviour and stopover habitat use in the Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Scientific Reports View online
Cooper, N., Ewert, D., Hall, K., Rockwell, S., Currie, D., Wunderle Jr, J., White, J. and Marra, P. 2018. Resighting data reveal weak connectivity from wintering to breeding grounds in a range-restricted and endangered long-distance migratory passerine Avian Conservation and Ecology
Máté Nagy, Iain D. Couzin, Wolfgang Fiedler, Martin Wikelski & Andrea Flack 2018. Synchronization, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely migrating white storks Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences View online
Landbird Migration in Different Worlds
We are happy to announce a satellite symposium on "Landbird migration in different worlds" presented by the Migrant Landbird Study Group (MLSG) and the European Ornithologists Union (EOU) during the day of arrival at the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver, Canada.
Migrant Birds as Indicators of Climate Change
Conference Announcement - Migrant Birds as Indicators of Climate Change
13 - 16 December, Gdansk, Poland
Across the globe migrant birds are confronted by and adapt to climate change and effects of human development during various stages of their life cycles. Afro-Palearctic migrants can serve as indicators of the effects of climate change across Europe and in Africa. While migrant birds know no borders, their continued existence depends on international collaboration of scientists and conservationists. Therefore, we gather in Gdansk as bird researchers from Europe and Africa, to share knowledge, discuss our concerns and explore potential solutions. We aim to generate a better understanding of issues relating to the conservation of migrant birds, as well as to set up collaborative projects on migrant landbird research.
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.