Projects & References

e-obs has participated in numerous studies with a great variety of species such as coconut crabs (Birgus latro), red kites (Milvus milvus), white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) - just to mention a few.

Please find below a selection of projects and papers using our tags. Please note that this is a small part of our expertise only and we have further information and materials available.


Research in the Crofoot Lab

The group around Meg Crofoot is interested in the evolution of complex social systems, and specifically, understanding how collective (group) behaviors emerge from interactions among individuals, and how group traits impact individual fitness. They use remote tracking technology in conjunction with field-based experiments and observational methods to explore group movement and decision-making, coordinated territorial defense, and other collective behaviors in primate social groups.

For more information please visit their homepage Crofoot Lab and watch their videos on youtube:
How to Track a Baboon!
Who Decides Where A Baboon Troop Goes and Why That Even Matters

The Galapagos Tortoise Programme

The Zurich-Aldabra Research Platform (ZARP)

The Last Of Their Kind - Saving The Cat-Ba Langur



E Arrondoa, MMoleóna, A Cortés-Avizandaa, J Jiménezc, Pe Bejad, J Sánchez-Zapataf, J Donázara (2018), Invisible barriers: Differential sanitary regulations constrain vulture movements across country borders, ScienceDirect

Tucker et al. (2018), Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements, Science

Bastille-Rousseau et al. (2018), Applying network theory to animal movements to identify properties of landscape space use, Ecol Appl.

Stewart et al. (2018), Species occurrence data reflect the magnitude of animal movements better than the proximity of animal space use, Ecosphere

Isbell et al. (2018), GPS-identified vulnerabilities of savannah-woodland primates to leopard predation and their implications for early hominins, Journal of Human Evolution

Sachs & Weimerskirch (2018), Flight of frigatebirds inside clouds - energy gain, stability and control, Journal of Theoretical Biology

Nagy et al.(2018), Synchronization, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely migrating white storks, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B

Gehr et al. (2018), Evidence for nonconsumptive effects from a large predator in an ungulate prey?, Bahavioral Ecology

Moreno-Opo R, Piqué J. (2018), Reconciling the conservation of the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) and its damage in Mediterranean rice fields through sustainable non-lethal techniques., PeerJ

ITTY C. &DURIEZ O. (2018), Le suivi par GPS, une méthode efficace pour évaluer l'impact des parcs éoliens sur des espčces ŕ fort enjeux de éoliens sur des espčces ŕ fort enjeux de conservation : l'exemple de l'A igle., Actes du Séminaire Eolien et Biodiversité

Grecian et al. (2018), Understanding the ontogeny of foraging behaviour: insights from combining marine predator bio-logging with satellite-derived oceanography in hidden Markov models., Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Harel & Nathan (2018), The characteristic time scale of perceived information for decision-making: departure from thermal columns in soaring birds., Functional Ecology

Flack et al. (2018), From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks., Science

Davis et al. (2018), Estimating the robustness and uncertainty of animal social networks using different observational methods., Science direct

R. Vohwinkel, F. Ludescher, O. Miosg (2018), Einsatz von Rucksacksendern im Rahmen von Uhu-Telemetriestudien., EulenWelt 2018, S. 43ff

Efrat et al. (2018), Seasonal differences in energy expenditure, flight characteristics and spatial utilization of Dalmatian Pelicans Pelecanus crispus in Greece. , Ibis


A. Torres LG, Orben RA, Tolkova I, Thompson DR (2017), Classification of Animal Movement Behavior through Residence in Space and Time., PLoS ONE 12

A. Strandburg-Peshkin, D. R. Farine, M.C. Crofoot & I. D. Couzin (2017), Habitat and social factors shape individual decisions and emergent group structure during baboon collective movement, eLIFE

Rotics et al. (2017), Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant, Animal Behaviour, Volume 126, April 2017, Pages 79-88

Stark DJ, Vaughan IP, Ramirez Saldivar DA, Nathan SKSS, Goossens B, (2017), Evaluating methods for estimating home ranges using GPS collars: A comparison using proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus)., PLoS ONE , 12(3): e0174891. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174891

Farine DR, Strandburg-Peshkin A, Couzin ID, Berger-Wolf TY, Crofoot MC Individual variation in local interaction rules can explain emergent patterns of spatial organization in wild baboons., Proc. R. Soc. B, April 23, 2017 284 : 20162243.

Roi Harel, Orr Spiegel, Wayne M. Getz, Ran Nathan, Social foraging and individual consistency in following behaviour: testing the information centre hypothesis in free-ranging vultures., Proc. R. Soc. B, 12 April 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2654

Max Kröschel, Björn Reineking, Felicitas Werwie, Felix Wildi and Ilse Storch, Remote monitoring of vigilance behavior in large herbivores using acceleration data., Animal Biotelemetry, 04 May 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-017-0125-z

Gehr, B., Hofer, E. J., Muff, S., Ryser, A., Vimercati, E., Vogt, K. and Keller, L. F., A landscape of coexistence for a large predator in a human dominated landscape., OIKOS, 2017. DOI:10.1111/oik.04182

Yackulic, C. B., Blake, S. and Bastille-Rousseau, G. Benefits of the destinations, not costs of the journeys, shape partial migration patterns, J Anim Ecol., 2017. 86: 972-982. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12679

Morgan B Pfeiffer, Jan A Venter and Colleen T Downs, Observations of Microtrash Ingestion in Cape Vultures in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, African Zoology, 2017, 52(1):65-67. 2017

Sherub, S., Fiedler, W., Duriez, O. et al., Bio-logging, new technologies to study conservation physiology on the move: a case study on annual survival of Himalayan vultures, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 2017, 203: 531.

B. Voelkl, J. Fritz, Relation between travel strategy and social organization of migrating birds with special consideration of formation flight in the northern bald ibis, Trans. R. Soc. B, 2017 372 20160235; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0235.

C. H. Fleming , D. Sheldonc, E. Gurarieb, W. F. Faganb, S. LaPointe, J. M. Calabresea, Kálmán filters for continuous-time movement models, Ecological Informatics Volume 40, July 2017, Pages 8-21

Oleksy R, Giuggioli L, McKetterick TJ, Racey PA, Jones G, Flying foxes create extensive seed shadows and enhance germination success of pioneer plant species in deforested Madagascan landscapes., PLoS ONE

Kämmerle J-L, Brieger F, Kröschel M, Hagen R, Storch I, Suchant R, Temporal patterns in road crossing behaviour in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) at sites with wildlife warning reflectors., PLoS ONE, 12(9): e0184761.

Evans LJ, Davies AB, Goossens B, Asner GP, Riparian vegetation structure and the hunting behavior of adult estuarine crocodiles, PLoS ONE, 12(10): e0184804.

M. Weegman, S. Bearhop, G. M Hilton, A. J Walsh, L. Griffin, Y. S Resheff, R. Nathan, A.D Fox, Using accelerometry to compare costs of extended migration in an arctic herbivore, Current Zoology

Gehr B, Hofer EJ, Pewsner M, et al. Hunting-mediated predator facilitation and superadditive mortality in a European ungulate, Ecol Evol.

Adam F Parlin, José Pedro S do Amaral, John Kelly Dougherty, M Henry H Stevens, Paul J Schaeffer Thermoregulatory performance and habitat selection of the eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina), Conservation Physiology

van der Ende, Martijn & M. Strijkstra, Arjen & Dias, Eduardo & Smit, Christian. Spatial ecology and prey choice of tagged feral cats on the island of Schiermonnikoog, Lutra