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Journal of Animal Ecology

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January 2016

Volume 85, Issue 1

Pages 1–313

  1. In Focus

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Flying with the winds: differential migration strategies in relation to winds in moth and songbirds (pages 1–4)

      Susanne Åkesson

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12450

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      The gamma Y moth (Authographa gamma) selects to migrate in stronger winds compared to songbirds, enabling fast transport to distant breeding sites, but a lower precision in orientation as the moth allows itself to be drifted by the winds. Photo: Ian Woiwod.

  2. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      REVIEW: Can habitat selection predict abundance? (pages 11–20)

      Mark S. Boyce, Chris J. Johnson, Evelyn H. Merrill, Scott E. Nielsen, Erling J. Solberg and Bram van Moorter

      Article first published online: 16 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12359

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      Habitat is fundamental to the distribution and abundance of animals. The authors show how habitat selection models can be linked to population size thereby creating a direct link between habitats and population ecology.

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      Movement is the glue connecting home ranges and habitat selection (pages 21–31)

      Bram Van Moorter, Christer M. Rolandsen, Mathieu Basille and Jean-Michel Gaillard

      Article first published online: 30 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12394

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      The two core properties of movement are patch departure and patch choice. These two movement processes connect an animal's home range and habitat selection patterns as two sides of a coin. A large set of moose GPS-tracking data supported well most of our predictions.

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      Predicting the continuum between corridors and barriers to animal movements using Step Selection Functions and Randomized Shortest Paths (pages 32–42)

      Manuela Panzacchi, Bram Van Moorter, Olav Strand, Marco Saerens, Ilkka Kivimäki, Colleen C. St. Clair, Ivar Herfindal and Luigi Boitani

      Article first published online: 6 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12386

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      Movement corridors and barriers are two sides of the same coin. The authors model the multi-scale cognitive maps by which animals likely navigate real landscapes, and identify corridor-barrier continua for animals adopting sub-optimal, but non-random, movement strategies. The approach generalizes the most common algorithms for identifying corridors, and allows predicting corridor-barrier continua with increased realism.

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      ‘You shall not pass!’: quantifying barrier permeability and proximity avoidance by animals (pages 43–53)

      Hawthorne L. Beyer, Eliezer Gurarie, Luca Börger, Manuela Panzacchi, Mathieu Basille, Ivar Herfindal, Bram Van Moorter, Subhash R. Lele and Jason Matthiopoulos

      Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12275

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      Here, the authors develop a framework for simultaneously quantifying the effects of habitat preference, barrier permeability and intrinsic movement ability on space use, based on a time series of telemetry locations. This approach provides insight into the effects of barriers on animal distribution and movement.

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      How many routes lead to migration? Comparison of methods to assess and characterize migratory movements (pages 54–68)

      Francesca Cagnacci, Stefano Focardi, Anne Ghisla, Bram van Moorter, Evelyn H. Merrill, Eliezer Gurarie, Marco Heurich, Atle Mysterud, John Linnell, Manuela Panzacchi, Roel May, Torgeir Nygård, Christer Rolandsen and Mark Hebblewhite

      Article first published online: 1 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12449

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      The authors compared three methods to identify migration, drawn from existing definitions of migration and fitted into theoretical frameworks of movement. They consistently classified population as complete or partial migration, but not individual cases of migration. The authors argue that inconsistent classification by methods points to less-stereotyped behaviours in the residency-to-migratory continuum, and put forward the need for an ‘index of migratoriness’.

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      What is the animal doing? Tools for exploring behavioural structure in animal movements (pages 69–84)

      Eliezer Gurarie, Chloe Bracis, Maria Delgado, Trevor D. Meckley, Ilpo Kojola and C. Michael Wagner

      Article first published online: 23 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12379

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      Identifying unique behaviours from animal movement data is a fundamental challenge. To help practitioners navigate a bewildering array of available tools, the authors review a range of approaches and apply them to data sets, identifying unique strengths and potential pitfalls. The authors conclude with basic principles for exploratory analysis of behavioural changes.

  3. Forum

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Tackling extremes: challenges for ecological and evolutionary research on extreme climatic events (pages 85–96)

      Liam D. Bailey and Martijn van de Pol

      Article first published online: 14 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12451

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      There has been growing ecological interest on the topic of extreme climatic events, yet there has been no critical discussion of current work. In this paper the authors discuss how to define an extreme event, potential future research questions, and methods to improve research quality.

  4. Spatial ecology

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Edge effects and geometric constraints: a landscape-level empirical test (pages 97–105)

      Suzy E. Ribeiro, Jayme A. Prevedello, Ana Cláudia Delciellos and Marcus Vinícius Vieira

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12430

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      This was the first study designed to quantify edge effects incorporating geometric constraints. The results show that this incorporation is necessary to properly interpret edge effects, and that geometric constraints alone are unlikely to explain the variability in edge responses of a same species among different areas.

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      Home is where the shell is: predicting turtle home range sizes (pages 106–114)

      Alex Slavenko, Yuval Itescu, Flora Ihlow and Shai Meiri

      Article first published online: 16 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12446

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      The authors present the most extensive examination of the predictors of home range size in turtles, an oft-neglected ectotherm taxon in such studies. The authors find that energetic requirements probably play a reduced role in determining home range size, and turtle range size allometry is more akin to fish than other tetrapods.

  5. Behavioural ecology

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Adaptive strategies in nocturnally migrating insects and songbirds: contrasting responses to wind (pages 115–124)

      Jason W. Chapman, Cecilia Nilsson, Ka S. Lim, Johan Bäckman, Don R. Reynolds and Thomas Alerstam

      Article first published online: 17 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12420

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      Migratory songbirds and moths must cope with challenging wind conditions during their long journeys. This paper is the first quantitative comparison of the flight strategies these two groups of migrants employ in relation to winds, and sheds light on the ecology and evolution of their migration strategies.

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      Multiple mating reveals complex patterns of assortative mating by personality and body size (pages 125–135)

      Pierre-Olivier Montiglio, Tina W. Wey, Ann T. Chang, Sean Fogarty and Andrew Sih

      Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12436

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      The authors analyses reveal that multiple, distinct patterns of non-random mating can be simultaneously at play within a population and stresses the importance of accounting for variation in partner availability. This study also demonstrates the influence of behavioural variation on mating patterns, a topic much debated but still rarely studied empirically.

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      Causes and consequences of repeatability, flexibility and individual fine-tuning of migratory timing in pike (pages 136–145)

      Petter Tibblin, Anders Forsman, Tobias Borger and Per Larsson

      Article first published online: 28 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12439

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      This study provides rare evidence of phenotypic correlates and fitness consequences of individual variation of migratory timing in an aquatic top-predatory fish.

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      Reefscapes of fear: predation risk and reef hetero-geneity interact to shape herbivore foraging behaviour (pages 146–156)

      Laura B. Catano, Maria C. Rojas, Ryan J. Malossi, Joseph R. Peters, Michael R. Heithaus, James W. Fourqurean and Deron E. Burkepile

      Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12440

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      The authors take a novel approach to address how predation risk and coral reef structural complexity interact to influence foraging by important herbivores. They examine prey behavioral responses to risk using fibreglass predator decoys anchored to the reef, building a new level of understanding of risk effects in these systems.

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      How to capture fish in a school? Effect of successive predator attacks on seabird feeding success (pages 157–167)

      Andréa Thiebault, Magali Semeria, Christophe Lett and Yann Tremblay

      Article first published online: 20 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12455

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      Using underwater footage, the authors measured the in situ feeding success of Cape gannets in different foraging situations. They showed that their success was not influenced by the size of the targeted fish school, but it was positively influenced by the timing and frequency of attacks from the group of predators.

  6. Life histories

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Spatial scale and movement behaviour traits control the impacts of habitat fragmentation on individual fitness (pages 168–177)

      Lorenzo Cattarino, Clive A. McAlpine and Jonathan R. Rhodes

      Article first published online: 14 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12427

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      The authors demonstrated that the impact of habitat fragmentation on individual fitness depends on the scale at which fragmentation occurs and the frequency with which individuals move within and between foraging areas. The finding suggests that (1) fragmentation should be managed at multiple scales, and that (2) the relative importance of managing fragmentation at each scale depends on key movement characteristics of the species of conservation concern.

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      Cold-seeking behaviour mitigates reproductive losses from fungal infection in Drosophila (pages 178–186)

      Vicky L. Hunt, Weihao Zhong, Colin D. McClure, David T. Mlynski, Elizabeth M.L. Duxbury, A. Keith Charnley and Nicholas K. Priest

      Article first published online: 16 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12438

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      Behavioural responses to infection are an important part of the host defence system. The authors report for the first time that the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, seeks out colder environmental temperatures during an infection. The authors show that this behaviour facilitates a switch in their life history strategy, from a rapid propagation strategy to a fecundity reduction strategy, which enhances reproductive output at old ages.

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      Seasonal time constraints reduce genetic variation in life-history traits along a latitudinal gradient (pages 187–198)

      Szymon Sniegula, Maria J. Golab, Szymon M. Drobniak and Frank Johansson

      Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12442

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      Unlike in most other studies on geographic variation in life history traits, this study shows that genetic variance, and hence evolutionary potential of life history traits systematically decreases as a consequence of selective pressures imposed by seasonal time constraints along a latitudinal gradient.

  7. Community ecology

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Assessing the structure and temporal dynamics of seabird communities: the challenge of capturing marine ecosystem complexity (pages 199–212)

      Rocío Moreno, Gabriele Stowasser, Rona A. R. McGill, Stuart Bearhop and Richard A. Phillips

      Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12434

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      In the past four decades, barely 20 published studies have attempted to describe seabird communities, only seven of which considered more than 10 species and none monitored temporal changes. This study is the first in recent decades to examine dietary changes in seabird communities over time.

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      Effects of management on aquatic tree-hole communities in temperate forests are mediated by detritus amount and water chemistry (pages 213–226)

      Martin M. Gossner, Peggy Lade, Anja Rohland, Nora Sichardt, Tiemo Kahl, Jürgen Bauhus, Wolfgang W. Weisser and Jana S. Petermann

      Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12437

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      This paper focuses on the mechanisms underlying the negative effects of forest management intensity on diversity and functional composition of arthropods. This not only improves our understanding of community assembly, but also helps to improve conservation strategies aiming at reducing ongoing species loss.

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      Taxonomic and functional composition of arthropod assemblages across contrasting Amazonian forests (pages 227–239)

      Greg P. A. Lamarre, Bruno Hérault, Paul V. A. Fine, Vincent Vedel, Roland Lupoli, Italo Mesones and Christopher Baraloto

      Article first published online: 16 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12445

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      The authors conducted a comprehensive mass-sampling of arthropod communities to examine how taxonomic and functional composition differed across contrasting Amazonian forest habitats. The broad sampling approach in concert with the first attempt of arthropod functional classification reveals the importance of environmental filtering and biogeographical processes in shaping arthropod community assembly in lowland Amazonian forests.

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      Patterns and predictors of β-diversity in the fragmented Brazilian Atlantic forest: a multiscale analysis of forest specialist and generalist birds (pages 240–250)

      José Carlos Morante-Filho, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez and Deborah Faria

      Article first published online: 28 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12448

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      This study demonstrates that shifts in β-diversity in human-altered tropical landscapes depend on landscape composition, spatial scale and ecological groups. The extirpation of forest specialist birds was compensated by the proliferation of habitat generalist species in the less forested landscape, demonstrating the existence of compensation dynamics in the study system.

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      Resource specialists lead local insect community turnover associated with temperature – analysis of an 18-year full-seasonal record of moths and beetles (pages 251–261)

      Philip Francis Thomsen, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Hans Henrik Bruun, Jan Pedersen, Torben Riis-Nielsen, Krzysztof Jonko, Iwona Słowińska, Carsten Rahbek and Ole Karsholt

      Article first published online: 2 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12452

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      Long-term insect light trapping shows that temperature affinity of diet specialists increased through net gain of hot-dwelling species and net loss of cold-dwelling species. Persistence of cold-dwelling species may have been facilitated by dissimilar phenological response of hot and cold-dwelling species to an expanded growing season. Horse-chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella) and acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) are examples of gained hot-dwelling specialists. Photo credit: Jens Kirkeby (above) and Klaus Bek Nielsen.

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      Influences of sampling effort on detected patterns and structuring processes of a Neotropical plant–hummingbird network (pages 262–272)

      Jeferson Vizentin-Bugoni, Pietro K. Maruyama, Vanderlei J. Debastiani, L. da S. Duarte, Bo Dalsgaard and Marlies Sazima

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12459

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      Virtually all empirical ecological interaction networks to some extent suffer from undersampling. Here, the authors investigate a plant–hummingbird network with unprecedented sampling effort and show that quantitative metrics were less biased by sampling than binary metrics. Nevertheless, the most important processes structuring the network were apparent even with small sampling effort.

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      Community structure influences species’ abundance along environmental gradients (pages 273–282)

      Antti P. Eloranta, Ingeborg P. Helland, Odd T. Sandlund, Trygve Hesthagen, Ola Ugedal and Anders G. Finstad

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12461

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      Understanding how biotic interactions (e.g. resource competition and predation) shape the effects of abiotic variation on populations and communities is of fundamental importance for predicting ecological consequences of future environmental changes. Here, we show how the local fish community structure interacts with climate and habitat characteristics to affect brown trout (Salmo trutta) abundance in 283 Norwegian lakes located across marked biogeographical gradients.

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      Within- and trans-generational effects of herbivores and detritivores on plant performance and reproduction (pages 283–290)

      Adela González-Megías

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12453

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      This paper presents the first attempt to date to experimentally predict the joint effects of different herbivores and a detritivore on plant performance and reproduction and of the maternal biotic effects on seeds, juveniles and several transitional stages of the life cycle of the plants.

  8. Evolutionary ecology

    1. Top of page
    2. In Focus
    3. Special Feature: Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology
    4. Forum
    5. Spatial ecology
    6. Behavioural ecology
    7. Life histories
    8. Community ecology
    9. Evolutionary ecology
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      Immunosenescence and the ability to survive bacterial infection in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (pages 291–301)

      Imroze Khan, Arun Prakash and Deepa Agashe

      Article first published online: 14 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12433

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      Commonly measured innate immune traits are poor predictors of age-related changes in post-infection survival.

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      Ecological diversification associated with the pharyngeal jaw diversity of Neotropical cichlid fishes (pages 302–313)

      Edward D. Burress

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12457

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      The author demonstrates the adaptive quality of pharyngeal jaw shape and dentition within a single analytical framework using an ecologically diverse and speciose lineage of cichlid fishes.

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