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From avian tracking to population processes | #BOU2017

Godwit imageBOU 2017 Annual Conference
University of Warwick, UK
28 – 30 March 2017
 
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supported by
University of East Anglia, UK
University of Aveiro, Portugal
University of Iceland
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
 
and Biotrack | NHBS | PathTrack | Wildlife Acoustics
 
Conference and venue information

Programme

Programme and abstracts (oral and posters)
 
Doors open 1700h, Tuesday 28 March and the conference closes 1600h on Thursday, 30 March.
 

Plenary and keynote speakers

Prof Ken Norris (Institute of Zoology, UK)
Avian dispersal and migration – from individuals to populations

Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Individual consequences of movement behaviour

Prof Stuart Bearhop (University of Exeter, UK)
Carry-over effects and fitness in migratory species

Dr Tómas Gunnarsson (University of Iceland)
Settlement decisions and migratory strategies
 

Sessions

DISPERSAL, SETTLEMENT AND FITNESS CONSEQUENCES

Carlos Camacho (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)
Evolutionary consequences of nonrandom dispersal in a spatially structured population

Olivia Hicks (University of Liverpool, UK)
Linking parasitism and life-history: an energetics approach

Jude Lane (University of Leeds, UK)
Sex-specific three-dimensional foraging behaviour of northern gannets

Matthias Loretto (University of Vienna, Austria)
Movement strategies of non-breeding ravens

Alice Trevail (University of Liverpool, UK)
The influence of environmental predictability on individual foraging behaviour

James Grecian (University of Leeds, UK)
Age-related differences in the foraging behaviour of a long-lived marine predator

DEMOGRAPHY AND CARRY-OVER EFFECTS

Verónica Méndez (University of East Anglia, UK)
Do residents outperform migrants in a warming world? Implications of migratory strategy for individual fitness

Sarah Burthe (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
Overwinter migration strategy influences individual level survival of seabirds during severe winter weather

Kévin Le Rest (Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, France)
Effect of weather conditions on spring migration of Eurasian woodcock and carry-over effects on breeding

Cosme López-Calderón (University of Seville, Spain)
Isotopic signatures from winter areas predict age- and sex-specific differences in the reproductive success of a migratory passerine bird

Camilo Carneiro (CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Individual temporal flexibility and potential effects on breeding performance in an arctic migrant

MIGRATORY CONNECTIVITY AND POPULATION DYNAMICS

Will Cresswell (University of St Andrews, UK)
Low connectivity in long-distance migrants and its possible implications for population dynamics under environmental change

Michael Hallworth (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute – Migratory Bird Center, USA)
The strength of migratory connectivity affects demography of two Neotropical migratory songbirds

Frédéric Jiguet (Sorbonne Universités, France)
Unravelling migration connectivity in Ortolan Buntings to inform policy in a context of a long lasting hunting/protection conflict

Caz Taylor (Tulane University, US)
Effects of breeding versus non-breeding habitat loss and fragmentation on the population dynamics of a migratory songbird

Chris Jones (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, New Zealand)
Local dynamics in a genetic metapopulation of a harvested New Zealand seabird

INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT AND SOURCE-SINK DYNAMICS

Rascha Nuijten (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Netherlands)
Unravelling population dynamics and flyway delineations of the Bewick’s swan

Samantha Hauser (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
Elucidating source-sink dynamics of the endangered Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) using molecular markers

Gavin Jones (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Movement, population impacts, and emerging mega-disturbances: burning questions about spotted owls and fire

EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MOVEMENT AND MIGRATION STUDIES

Bernd Meyburg (BirdLife Germany)
Survival and migratory development of Lesser Spotted Eagles (Aquila pomarina): insights from translocation and lifelong tracking

Elham Nourani (Nagasaki University, Japan)
Migratory birds’ response to climate change: reshaping of migratory routes and flyways

Bart Kempenaers (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany)
Panarctic polygyny: nomadic movements and large-scale breeding site sampling by male pectoral sandpipers

Mo Verhoeven (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Variation in migratory strategy within a population cannot be attributed to year, sex, or wintering location: consistency in individual routines points to ontogenetic source?

LOCAL TO GLOBAL SCALE DEPENDANCY OF MOVEMENT AND MIGRATION

Ying-Chi Chan (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Individual and population responses of long-distance migrating shorebirds to deteriorating staging habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Thomas Lameris (Netherlands Institute of Ecology)
Arctic-nesting geese can speed up spring migration by benefitting from man-made habitats

Virginia Morera (Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Spain)
The big picture for pelagic shearwaters: global distribution of Calonectris shearwaters across the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Indian Oceans

Jesse Conklin (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Habitat degradation over-rides compensation for climate change in migration timing of Bar-tailed Godwits

CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS OF MOVEMENT BEHAVIOUR

Paul Dolman (University of East Anglia, UK)
Evidence-based evaluation of in situ and ex situ management for the sustainable management of hunted Asian Houbara

Teresa Militão (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Consistency in the migratory behaviour of great shearwaters: implications for conservation

Yaara Aharon-Rotman (Deakin University, Australia)
Assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird

Kevin Wood (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK)
Long-term changes in the demography and conservation status of an Arctic-breeding migrant: insights from monitoring, marking, and modelling
 

Organisers

The scientific programme is being organised by:
Jenny Gill (University of East Anglia (UEA), UK)
José Alves (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Tómas Gunnarsson (University of Iceland)
Aldina Franco (University of East Anglia (UEA), UK)
Francis Daunt (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), UK).
 
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Image Credit
Black-tailed Godwit © Andreas Trepte | via Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 2.5

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