LifeTrack White Stork Bavaria_2014-2019-gps

dc.contributor.authorFiedler, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.authorLeppelsack, Elke
dc.contributor.authorLeppelsack, Hans
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWieding, Oda
dc.contributor.authorWikelski, Martin
dc.description.abstractHuman-induced changes in climate and environment are challenging the existence of migratory species. Species with diverse and flexible migratory behaviour suffer less from population decline, as they are more capable to respond by altering migratory behaviour. At the individual-level, variations in migratory behaviour may lead to differences in fitness and subsequently influence demographic dynamics. Using lifetime GPS bio-logging data from 169 white storks (Ciconia ciconia), we answer whether their recently shortened migration has survival benefit during the juvenile stage, the riskiest life period for many migrants. We also explore how other variations in migratory decisions (i.e. time, destination), movement activity (measured by the overall body dynamic acceleration), and early life conditions influence juveniles’ survival. We observed that first autumn migration was the riskiest period for juvenile white storks. Individuals that migrated shorter distances and fledged earlier experienced lower mortality risk. In addition, higher movement activity and overwintering “closer-to-home” in Europe and North Africa (84.21% of tracked individuals adopted this new strategy) were associated with higher survival. Our study shows how avian migrants can change life history decisions linked to fitness over few decades and thus helps us to understand and predict how migrants respond to the changing world.
dc.subjectanimal migration
dc.subjectanimal movement
dc.subjectanimal tracking
dc.subjectavian migration
dc.subjectCiconia ciconia
dc.subjectGPS logger
dc.subjectGSM telemetry
dc.subjectwhite stork
dc.titleLifeTrack White Stork Bavaria_2014-2019-gps
dspace.entity.typeData package
dwc.ScientificNameCiconia ciconia
  title = {LifeTrack White Stork Bavaria_2014-2019-gps},
  author = {Fiedler, W and Leppelsack, E and Leppelsack, H and Stahl, T and Wieding, O and Wikelski, M},
  URL = {},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.v1cs4nn0/1},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
Fiedler W, Leppelsack E, Leppelsack H, Stahl T, Wieding O, Wikelski M. LifeTrack White Stork Bavaria_2014-2019-gps. Movebank Data Repository.
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.v1cs4nn0/1
T1  - LifeTrack White Stork Bavaria_2014-2019-gps
AU  - Fiedler, Wolfgang
AU  - Leppelsack, Elke
AU  - Leppelsack, Hans
AU  - Stahl, Thomas
AU  - Wieding, Oda
AU  - Wikelski, Martin
KW  - accelerometer
KW  - animal migration
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - avian migration
KW  - bio-logging
KW  - Ciconia ciconia
KW  - GPS logger
KW  - GSM telemetry
KW  - migration
KW  - white stork
KW  - Ciconia ciconia
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  -
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.v1cs4nn0/1
ER  -