Required Reading & Course Preparation

Prior to the course

  • Participants unfamiliar with SQL (simple query language), please complete this SQL tutorial to learn the basics. Review at least the following subsections:
    • in SQL Basic complete ‘SQL home’ through ‘SQL order by’
    • do SQL Try It
    • in SQL Advanced complete ‘SQL Alias’ through ‘SQL full joins’ ; also do ‘SQL dates’ and ‘SQL nulls’
    • in SQL functions complete ‘SQL functions’ through ‘SQL having’

Tuesday

Lecture: The role of timing in migratory animals linking communities world-wide. Silke Bauer

Recommended Reading:

Bauer, S. & Hoye, B. J. (2014) Migratory Animals Couple Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Worldwide. Science, 344. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6179/1242552.abstract

Holdo, R. M., Holt, R. D., Sinclair, A. R. E., Godley, B. J. & Thirgood, S. (2011) Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems: empirical evidence and theoretical insights. Animal Migration (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland, J. M. Fryxell & A. R. E. Sinclair), pp. 131-143. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

For those with a deeper interest in modelling (migratory) behaviour, the textbooks by Clark & Mangel “Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology” and Houston & McNamara “Models of adaptive behaviour”, the introductory chapters.

Wednesday

Lecture: Tracking animal movements across the aerosphere by radar, Felix Liechti

Recommended reading:

Chilson, P. B., Bridge, E., Frick, W. F., Chapman, J. W. & Kelly, J. F. (2012) Radar aeroecology: exploring the movements of aerial fauna through radio-wave remote sensing. Biology Letters. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/05/21/rsbl.2012.0384.abstract

Thursday

Lecture: Foraging behaviour of lesser black backed gulls, Judy Shamoun-Baranes

Recommended reading: Camphuysen, C. J., Shamoun-Baranes, J., van Loon, E. E. & Bouten, W. (2015) Sexually distinct foraging strategies in an omnivorous seabird. Marine Biology, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-015-2678-9

Tyson, C., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Van Loon, E. E., Camphuysen, K. & Hintzen, N. T. (2015) Individual specialization on fishery discards by lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus). ICES Journal of Marine Science. http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/02/21/icesjms.fsv021.abstract

Friday

Please check out the recommended reading with the detailed workshop descriptions for Friday.

Other

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