HUJ MPIAB White Stork E-Obs (subset for Carlson et al. 2021)

dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Ben
dc.contributor.authorRotics, Shay
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Ran
dc.contributor.authorWikelski, Martin
dc.contributor.authorJetz, Walter
dc.description.abstractIndividual variation is increasingly recognized as a central component of ecological processes, but its role in structuring environmental niche associations remains largely unknown. Species’ responses to environmental conditions are ultimately determined by the niches of single individuals, yet environmental associations are typically captured only at the level of species. Here, we develop scenarios for how individual variation may combine to define the compound environmental niche of populations, use extensive movement data to document individual environmental niche variation, test associated hypotheses of niche configuration, and examine the consistency of individual niches over time. For 45 individual white storks (Ciconia ciconia; 116 individual-year combinations), we uncover high variability in individual environmental associations, consistency of individual niches over time, and moderate to strong niche specialization. Within populations, environmental niches follow a nested pattern, with individuals arranged along a specialist-to-generalist gradient. These results reject common assumptions of individual niche equivalency among conspecifics, as well as the separation of individual niches into disparate parts of environmental space. These findings underscore the need for a more thorough consideration of individualistic environmental responses in global change research.
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universalen
dc.subjectanimal behavior
dc.subjectanimal movement
dc.subjectanimal tracking
dc.subjectCiconia ciconia
dc.subjectindividual variation
dc.subjectresource selection
dc.subjectwhite stork
dc.titleHUJ MPIAB White Stork E-Obs (subset for Carlson et al. 2021)
dspace.entity.typeData package
dwc.ScientificNameCiconia ciconia
  title = {HUJ MPIAB White Stork E-Obs (subset for Carlson et al. 2021)},
  author = {Carlson, B and Rotics, S and Nathan, R and Wikelski, M and Jetz, W},
  year = {2021},
  URL = {},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.rj21g1p1/1},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
Carlson B, Rotics S, Nathan R, Wikelski M, Jetz W. 2021. HUJ MPIAB White Stork E-Obs (subset for Carlson et al. 2021). Movebank Data Repository.
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.rj21g1p1/1
T1  - HUJ MPIAB White Stork E-Obs (subset for Carlson et al. 2021)
AU  - Carlson, Ben
AU  - Rotics, Shay
AU  - Nathan, Ran
AU  - Wikelski, Martin
AU  - Jetz, Walter
Y1  - 2021/02/19
KW  - animal behavior
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - bio-logging
KW  - Ciconia ciconia
KW  - individual variation
KW  - resource selection
KW  - white stork
KW  - Ciconia ciconia
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  -
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.rj21g1p1/1
ER  -