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.




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

Melzheimer et al. (2018), Queuing, takeovers, and becoming a fat cat: Long-term data reveal two distinct male spatial tactics at different life history stages in Namibian cheetahs., ECOSPHERE

Enners et al. (2018), Intercolony variations in movement patterns and foraging behaviors among herring gulls (Larus argentatus) breeding in the eastern Wadden Sea., Ecol Evol

Weterings et al. (2018), Food quality and quantity are more important in explaining foraging of an intermediate-sized mammalian herbivore than predation risk or competition., Ecology and Evolution

Ullmann et al. (2018), Spatiotemporal variability in resources affects herbivore home range formation in structurally contrasting and unpredictable agricultural landscapes., Landscape Ecology

Edwards et al. (2018), Coping with intrasexual behavioral differences: Capture-recapture abundance estimation of male cheetah., Ecology and Evolution

Parlin et al. (2018), Activity and movement of free-living box turtles are largely independent of ambient and thermal conditions., Movement Ecology

Rotics et al. (2018), Early arrival at breeding grounds: causes, costs and a trade-off with overwintering latitude. J Anim Ecol.

Van Cleave et al. (2018), Diel patterns of movement activity and habitat use by leopards (Panthera pardus pardus) living in a human-dominated landscape in central Kenya Biological Conservation

García-Alfonso et al. (2018), Probing into farmers' perceptions of a globally endangered ecosystem service provider. Ambio

Van Overveld et al. (2018), Food predictability and social status drive individual resource specializations in a territorial vulture. Scienctific Reports

Zurell et al. (2018), Home Range Size and Resource Use of Breeding and Non-breeding White Storks Along a Land Use Gradient. Front. Ecol.

Lameris et al.(2018), Effects of harness-attached tracking devices on survival, migration, and reproduction in three species of migratory waterfowl. Animal Biotelemetry

Mayer et al. (2018), Habitat selection by the European hare in arable landscapes: The importance of small-scale habitat structure for conservation. Ecol Evol

Gupte et al. (2018), Family size dynamics in wintering geese. J Ornithol

Mutinda, M., Crofoot, M.C., Kishbaugh, J.C. et al. (2018), Blood Biochemical Reference Intervals for Free-Ranging Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) in Kenya. Int J Primatol

Barthel et al. (2018), An easy, flexible solution to attach devices to hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) enables long-term high-resolution studies . Ecology and Evolution

Brock et al. (2018), Condition-dependent foraging strategies in a coastal seabird: evidence for the rich get richer hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology












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