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New impact factor and other numbers

About two weeks ago Thomson Reuters published their annual Journal Citation Report. For us editors this is a day of excited anticipation – even though most of us agree that this measure is far from perfect, it...

Regional and seasonal flight speeds of soaring migrants and the role of weather

A big challenge for migration ecologists is to resolve how environmental conditions along the migration routes of birds affect their migration timing and individual fitness. Read the authors own story behind this recent Open Access paper...

Editor´s Choice - Impressive seabird foraging studies

Rapid advances are now being made in the knowledge of the amazing foraging journeys undertaken also b y the smallest pelagic seabirds, thanks to the use of miniaturized geolocators (light loggers). Two impressive studies are published in this issue...

Density-dependent effects on nesting success of temperate-breeding Canada geese

Canada geese nesting in suburban environments are often considered a nuisance. However, their demographic expansion and ease of study offer the opportunity to examine important ecological processes. In this study, the authors conclude that both negative...

Irruptive movements and breeding dispersal of snowy owls

Tracking snowy owls has been (and still is) a great challenge. The fact that those birds are highly mobile, that they show almost no breeding site fidelity and disperse over huge distances from one year to another yet increases the challenge. The use of satellite...