Publications 2016

Abrego, N., Dunson, D., Halme, P., Salcedo, I. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Wood-inhabiting fungi with tight associations with other species have declined as a response to forest management. Oikos, in press. 

Abrego, N., Halme, P., Purhonen, J. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Fruit body based inventories in wood-inhabiting fungi: Should we replicate in space or time? Fungal Ecology 20, 225–232. 

Abrego, N., Norberg, A. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Measuring and predicting the influence of traits on the assembly processes of wood-inhabiting fungi. Journal of Ecology, In press. 

Abrego, N., Oivanen, P., Viner, I., Nordén, J., Penttilä, R., Dahlberg, A., Heilmann-Clausen, J., Somervuo, P., Ovaskainen, O. and Schigel, D. 2016. Reintroduction of threatened fungal species via inoculation. Biological Conservation 203, 120–124. 

Allegue, H., Araya-Ajoy, Y.G., Dingemanse, N.J., Dochtermann, N.A., Garamszegi, L.Z., Nakagawa, S., Réale, D., Schielzeth, H. and Westneat, D.F. 2016. Statistical Quantification of Individual Differences (SQuID): an educational and statistical tool for understanding multilevel phenotypic data in linear mixed models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 

Araya-Ajoy, Y.G., Kuhn, S., Mathot, K.J., Mouchet, A., Mutzel, A., Nicolaus, M., Wijmenga, J.J., Kempenaers, B. and Dingemanse, N.J. 2016. Sources of (co)variation in alternative siring routes available to male great tits (Parus major). Evolution 70, 2308–2321. 

Balotari-Chiebao, F., Villers, A., Ijäs, A., Ovaskainen, O., Repka, S. and Laaksonen, T. 2016. Post-fledging movements of white-tailed eagles: Conservation implications for wind-energy development. Ambio 45, 831–840. 

Beumer, L.T., Varpe, Ø. and Hansen, B.B. 2016. Cratering behaviour and faecal C:N ratio in relation to seasonal snow-pack characteristics in a high-Arctic ungulate. Polar Research, in press

Beyer, H.L., Gurarie, E., Börger, L., Panzacchi, M., Basille, M., Herfindal, I., van Moorter, B., Lele, S.R. and Matthiopoulos, J. 2016. 'You shall not pass!': quantifying barrier permeability and proximity avoidance by animals. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 43–53. 

Bjørkvoll, E.M., Lee, A.M., Grøtan, V., Sæther, B.-E., Stien, A., Engen, S., Albon, S.D., Loe, L.E. and Hansen, B.B. 2016. Demographic buffering of life histories? Implications of the choice of measurement scale. Ecology 97, 40–47. 

Bleu, J., Gamelon, M. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Reproductive costs in terrestrial male vertebrates: insights from bird studies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283, 20152600. 

Bourguignon, L., Crochet, J.-Y., Capdevila, R., Ivorra, J., Antoine, P.-O., Agusti, J., Barsky, D., Blain, H.-A., Boulbes, N., Bruxelles, L., Claude, J., Cochard, D., Filoux, A., Firmat, C., Lozano-Fernandez, I., Magniez, P., Pelletier, M., Rios-Garaizar, J., Testu, A., Valensi, P. and Weyer, L. de 2016. Bois-de-Riquet (Lezignan-la-Cebe, Herault): A late Early Pleistocene archeological occurrence in southern France. Quaternary International 393, 24–40. 

Boyce, M.S., Johnson, C.J., Merrill, E.H., Nielsen, S.E., Solberg, E.J. and van Moorter, B. 2016. Can habitat selection predict abundance? Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 11–20. 

Burton, T., Robertsen, G., Stewart, D.C., McKelvey, S., Armstrong, J.D. and Metcalfe, N.B. 2016. Maternal age at maturation underpins contrasting behavior in offspring. Behavioral Ecology 27, 1280–1287. 

Chaves, J.A., Cooper, E.A., Hendry, A.P., Podos, J., De León, L.F., Raeymaekers, J.A.M., MacMillan, W.O. and Uy, J.A.C. 2016. Genomic variation at the tips of the adaptive radiation of Darwin's finches. Molecular Ecology 25, 5282–5295. 

Eloranta, A.P., Helland, I.P., Sandlund, O.T., Hesthagen, T., Ugedal, O. and Finstad, A.G. 2016. Community structure influences species' abundance along environmental gradients. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 273–282. 

Elst, E.M., Acharya, K.P., Dar, P.A., Reshi, Z.A., Tufto, J., Nijs, I. and Graae, B.J. 2016. Pre-adaptation or genetic shift after introduction in the invasive species Impatiens glandulifera? Acta Oecologica 70, 60–66. 

Engeland, K., Steinsland, I., Johansen, S.S., Petersen-Overleir, A. and Kolberg, S. 2016. Effects of uncertainties in hydrological modelling. A case study of a mountainous catchment in Southern Norway. Journal of Hydrology 536, 147–160.

Engen, S. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Spatial synchrony in population dynamics: The effects of demographic stochasticity and density regulation with a spatial scale. Mathematical Biosciences 274, 17–24. 

Engen, S. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Phenotypic evolution by distance in fluctuating environments: The contribution of dispersal, selection and random genetic drift. Theoretical Population Biology 109, 16–27. 

Engen, S. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Optimal age of maturity in fluctuating environments under r- and K-selection. Oikos 125, 1577–1585. 

Falahati-Anbaran, M., Stenøien, H.K., Bolstad, G.H., Hansen, T.F., Pérez-Barrales, R., Armbruster, W.S. and Pélabon, C. 2016. Novel microsatellite markers for Dalechampia scandens (Euphorbiaceae) and closely related taxa: application to studying a species complex. Plant Species Biology. 

Finstad, A.G., Andersen, T., Larsen, S., Tominaga, K., Blumentrath, S., de Wit, H.A., Tømmervik, H. and Hessen, D.O. 2016. From greening to browning: Catchment vegetation development and reduced S-deposition promote organic carbon load on decadal time scales in Nordic lakes. Scientific Reports 6, 31944. 

Firmat, C., Alibert, P., Mutin, G., Losseau, M., Pariselle, A. and Sasal, P. 2016. A case of complete loss of gill parasites in the invasive cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus. Parasitology Research 115, 3657–3661. 

Florø-Larsen, B., Finstad, A.G., Berg, O.K. and Olsen, P.H. 2016. Otolith size differences during early life of dwarf and cannibal Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25, 203–210. 

Foldvik, A., Einum, S., Finstad, A.G. and Ugedal, O. 2016. Linking watershed and microhabitat characteristics: effects on production of Atlantic salmonids (Salmo salar and Salmo trutta). Ecology of Freshwater Fish, in press. 

Gaillard, J.-M., Lemaître, J.-F., Berger, V., Bonenfant, C., Devillard, S., Douhard, M., Gamelon, M., Plard, F. and Lebreton, J.-D. 2016. Axes of variation in life histories. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (ed R.M. Kliman), pp. 312–323. Oxford, Academic Press

Gamelon, M., Gaillard, J.-M., Gimenez, O., Coulson, T., Tuljapurkar, S. and Baubet, E. 2016. Linking demographic responses and life history tactics from longitudinal data in mammals. Oikos 125, 395–404. 

Gamelon, M., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Bjørkvoll, E.M., Visser, M.E. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Density dependence in an age-structured population of great tits: identifying the critical age classes. Ecology 97, 2479–2490. 

Gayet, T., Devillard, S., Gamelon, M., Brandt, S., Say, L. and Baubet, E. 2016. On the evolutionary consequences of increasing litter size with multiple paternity in wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa). Evolution 70, 1386–1397. 

Gjuvsland, A.B., Zörgö, E., Samy, J.K., Stenberg, S., Demirsoy, I.H., Roque, F., Maciaszczyk-Dziubinska, E., Migocka, M., Alonso-Perez, E., Zackrisson, M., Wysocki, R., Tamás, M.J., Jonassen, I., Omholt, S.W. and Warringer, J. 2016. Disentangling genetic and epigenetic determinants of ultrafast adaptation. Molecular Systems Biology 12, 892. 

Gohli, J. and Voje, K.L. 2016. An interspecific assessment of Bergmann's rule in 22 mammalian families. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16, 222. 

Hablützel, P.I., Grégoir, A.F., Vanhove, M.P.M., Volckaert, F.A.M. and Raeymaekers, J.A.M. 2016. Weak link between dispersal and parasite community differentiation or immunogenetic divergence in two sympatric cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 25, 5451–5466.

Hasselquist, D., Montras-Janer, T., Tarka, M. and Hansson, B. 2016. Individual consistency of long-distance migration in a songbird: significant repeatability of autumn route, stopovers and wintering sites but not in timing of migration. Journal of Avian Biology, In press. 

Herfindal, I., Melis, C., Åhlén, P.-A. and Dahl, F. 2016. Lack of sex-specific movement patterns in an alien species at its invasion front - consequences for invasion speed. Ecology and Evolution 6, 5570–5584. 

Hilde, C.H., Pelabon, C., Guery, L., Gabrielsen, G.W. and Descamps, S. 2016. Mind the wind: microclimate effects on incubation effort of an arctic seabird. Ecology and Evolution 6, 1914–1921. 

Holand, A.M. and Steinsland, I. 2016. Is my study system good enough? A case study for identifying maternal effects. Ecology and Evolution 6, 3486–3495. 

Holand, H., Kvalnes, T., Gamelon, M., Tufto, J., Jensen, H., Pärn, H., Ringsby, T.H. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Spatial variation in senescence rates in a bird metapopulation. Oecologia 181, 865–871. 

Holmern, T., Setsaas, T.H., Melis, C., Tufto, J. and Røskaft, E. 2016. Effects of experimental human approaches on escape behavior in Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii). Behavioral Ecology 27, 1432–1440. 

Hu, X. and Steinsland, I. 2016. Spatial modeling with system of stochastic partial differential equations. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews - Computational Statistics 8, 112–125. 

Immonen, E. and Husby, A. 2016. Norway wolf cull will hit genetic diversity. Nature 539, 31

Jousimo, J. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. A spatio-temporally explicit random encounter model for large-scale population surveys. PLoS One 11, e0162447. 

Järnegren, J., Brooke, S. and Jensen, H. 2016. Effects of drill cuttings on larvae of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, in press. 

Kardos, M., Husby, A., McFarlane, S.E., Qvarnstrom, A. and Ellegren, H. 2016. Whole-genome resequencing of extreme phenotypes in collared flycatchers highlights the difficulty of detecting quantitative trait loci in natural populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 16, 727–741. 

Kemppainen, P., Rønning, B., Kvalnes, T., Hagen, I.J., Ringsby, T.H., Billing, A.M., Pärn, H., Lien, S., Husby, A., Sæther, B.-E. and Jensen, H. 2016. Controlling for p-value inflation in allele frequency change in experimental evolution and artificial selection experiments. Molecular Ecology Resources, in press. 

Kielland, Ø.N., Bech, C. and Einum, S. 2016. No evidence for thermal transgenerational plasticity in metabolism when minimizing the potential for confounding effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, In press. 

Koleček, J., Procházka, P., El-Arabany, N., Tarka, M., Ilieva, M., Hahn, S., Honza, M., de la Puente, J., Bermejo, A., Gürsoy, A., Bensch, S., Zehtindjiev, P., Hasselquist, D. and Hansson, B. 2016. Cross-continental migratory connectivity and spatiotemporal migratory patterns in the great reed warbler. Journal of Avian Biology 47, 756–767. 

Kort, H. de, Vander Mijnsbrugge, K., Vandepitte, K., Mergeay, J., Ovaskainen, O. and Honnay, O. 2016. Evolution, plasticity and evolving plasticity of phenology in the tree species Alnus glutinosa. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29, 253–264. 

Kvalnes, T., Sæther, B.-E., Haanes, H., Røed, K.H., Engen, S. and Solberg, E.J. 2016. Harvest-induced phenotypic selection in an island population of moose, Alces alces. Evolution 70, 1486–1500. 

Kyrkjeeide, M.O., Hassel, K., Flatberg, K.I., Shaw, A.J., Brochmann, C. and Stenøien, H.K. 2016. Long-distance dispersal and barriers shape genetic structure of peatmosses (Sphagnum) across the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Biogeography 43, 1215–1226. 

Kyrkjeeide, M.O., Hassel, K., Flatberg, K.I., Shaw, A.J., Yousefi, N., Stenøien, H.K. and Lumbsch, H.T. 2016. Spatial genetic structure of the abundant and widespread peatmoss Sphagnum magellanicum Brid. PLoS One 11, e0148447. 

Langhamer, O., Holand, H. and Rosenqvist, G. 2016. Effects of an offshore wind farm (OWF) on the common shore crab Carcinus maenas: Tagging pilot experiments in the Lillgrund offshore wind farm (Sweden). PLoS One 11, e0165096. 

Lien, S., Koop, B.F., Sandve, S.R., Miller, J.R., Kent, M.P., Nome, T., Hvidsten, T.R., Leong, J.S., Minkley, D.R., Zimin, A., Grammes, F., Grove, H., Gjuvsland, A., Walenz, B., Hermansen, R.A., von Schalburg, K., Rondeau, E.B., Di Genova, A., Samy, J.K.A., Vik, J.O., Vigeland, M.D., Caler, L., Grimholt, U., Jentoft, S., Våge, D.I., de Jong, P., Moen, T., Baranski, M., Palti, Y., Smith, D.R., Yorke, J.A., Nederbragt, A.J., Tooming-Klunderud, A., Jakobsen, K.S., Jiang, X., Fan, D., Hu, Y., Liberles, D.A., Vidal, R., Iturra, P., Jones, Steven J M, Jonassen, I., Maass, A., Omholt, S.W. and Davidson, W.S. 2016. The Atlantic salmon genome provides insights into rediploidization. Nature 533, 200–205. 

Loe, L.E., Hansen, B.B., Stien, A., Albon, S.D., Bischof, R., Carlsson, A., Irvine, R.J., Meland, M., Rivrud, I.M., Ropstad, E., Veiberg, V. and Mysterud, A. 2016. Behavioral buffering of extreme weather events in a high-Arctic herbivore. Ecosphere 7. 

Loison, A., Paye, S., Schermann, A., Bry, C., Gaillard, J.-M., Pelabon, C. and Braathen, K.A. 2016. The domestic basis of the scientific career: gender inequalities in ecology in France and Norway. European Educational Research Journal, In press

Lumley, A.J., Diamond, S.E., Einum, S., Yeates, S.E., Peruffo, D., Emerson, B.C. and Gage, M.J.G. 2016. y Post-copulatory opportunities for sperm competition and cryptic female choice provide no offspring fitness benefits in externally fertilizing salmon. Royal Society Open Science 3, UNSP 150709. 

Milner, J.M., Varpe, Ø., van der Wal, R. and Hansen, B.B. 2016. Experimental icing affects growth, mortality, and flowering in a high Arctic dwarf shrub. Ecology and Evolution 6, 2139–2148. 

Myhre, A.M., Engen, S. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Effective size of density-dependent populations in fluctuating environments. Evolution 70, 2431–2446. 

Mäkeläinen, S., de Knegt, H.J., Ovaskainen, O. and Hanski, I.K. 2016. Home-range use patterns and movements of the Siberian flying squirrel in urban forests: Effects of habitat composition and connectivity. Movement Ecology 4, 5. 

Niedzialkowska, M., Hundertmark, K.J., Jedrzejewska, B., Sidorovich, V.E., Zalewska, H., Veeroja, R., Solberg, E.J., Laaksonen, S., Sand, H., Solovyev, V.A., Sagaydak, A., Tiainen, J., Juskaitis, R., Done, G., Borodulin, V.A., Tulandin, E.A. and Niedzialkowski, K. 2016. The contemporary genetic pattern of European moose is shaped by postglacial recolonization, bottlenecks, and the geographical barrier of the Baltic Sea. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117, 879–894. 

Niskanen, A.K., Kennedy, L.J., Lohi, H., Aspi, J. and Pyhäjärvi, T. 2016. No evidence of prenatal diversifying selection at locus or supertype levels in the dog MHC class II loci. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 3, 9. 

Nossen, I., Ciesielski, T.M., Dimmen, M.V., Jensen, H., Ringsby, T.H., Polder, A., Rønning, B., Jenssen, B.M. and Styrishave, B. 2016. Steroids in house sparrows (Passer domesticus): Effects of POPs and male quality signalling. Science of the Total Environment 547, 295–304. 

Ofstad, E.G., Herfindal, I., Solberg, E.J. and Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Home ranges, habitat and body mass: simple correlates of home range size in ungulates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283, 20161234. 

Opedal, Ø.H., Albertsen, E., Armbruster, W.S., Pérez-Barrales, R., Falahati-Anbaran, M. and Pélabon, C. 2016. Evolutionary consequences of ecological factors: pollinator reliability predicts mating-system traits of a perennial plant. Ecology Letters 19, 1486–1495. 

Opedal, Ø.H., Listemann, J., Albertsen, E., Armbruster, W.S. and Pelabon, C. 2016. Multiple effects of drought on pollination and mating-system traits in Dalechampia Scandens. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177, 682–693. 

Orchan, Y., Ovaskainen, O., Bouten, W. and Nathan, R. 2016. Novel insights into the map stage of true navigation in nonmigratory wild birds (Stone Curlews, Burhinus oedicnemus). The American Naturalist 187, E152-65.

Ovaskainen, O., Abrego, N., Halme, P. and Dunson, D. 2016. Using latent variable models to identify large networks of species-to-species associations at different spatial scales. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 549–555. 

Ovaskainen, O., de Knegt, H.J. and del Mar Delgado, M. 2016. Quantitative ecology and evolutionary biology: Integrating models with data, Oxford University Press

Ovaskainen, O., Roy, D.B., Fox, R. and Anderson, B.J. 2016. Uncovering hidden spatial structure in species communities with spatially explicit joint species distribution models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 428–436. 

Panzacchi, M., van Moorter, B., Strand, O., Saerens, M., Ki, I.K., St Clair, C.C., Herfindal, I. and Boitani, L. 2016. Predicting the continuum between corridors and barriers to animal movements using Step Selection Functions and Randomized Shortest Paths. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 32–42. 

Pelabon, C., Hennet, L., Bolstad, G.H., Albertsen, E., Opedal, Ø.H., Ekrem, R.K. and Armbruster, W.S. 2016. Does stronger pollen competition improve off spring fitness when pollen load does not vary? American Journal of Botany 103, 522–531. 

Rolandsen, C.M., Solberg, E.J., Sæther, B.-E., van Moorter, B., Herfindal, I. and Bjørneraas, K. 2016. On fitness and partial migration in a large herbivore – migrant females have higher reproductive performance than resident females. Oikos, in press. 

Ruse, M.G., Hasselquist, D., Hansson, B., Tarka, M. and Sandsten, M. 2016. Automated analysis of song structure in complex birdsongs. Animal Behaviour 112, 39–51. 

Rönnegård, L., McFarlane, S.E., Husby, A., Kawakami, T., Ellegren, H. and Qvarnstrom, A. 2016. Increasing the power of genome wide association studies in natural populations using repeated measures - evaluation and implementation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 792–799.

Rønning, B., Broggi, J., Bech, C., Moe, B., Ringsby, T.H., Pärn, H., Hagen, I.J., Sæther, B.-E. and Jensen, H. 2016. Is basal metabolic rate associated with recruit production and survival in free-living house sparrows? Functional Ecology 30, 1140–1148. 

Sandvik, H. 2016. Book review: Karl Popper and the Two New Secrets of Life: Including Karl Popper's Medawar Lecture 1986 and Three Related Texts. Zeitschrift fur Philosophische Forschung 70, 141–144

Sandvik, H., Barrett, R.T., Erikstad, K.E., Myksvoll, M.S., Vikebø, F., Yoccoz, N.G., Anker-Nilssen, T., Lorentsen, S.-H., Reiertsen, T.K., Skarðhamar, J., Skern-Mauritzen, M. and Systad, G.H. 2016. Modelled drift patterns of fish larvae link coastal morphology to seabird colony distribution. Nature Communications 7, 11599. 

Santostefano, F., Wilson, A.J., Araya-Ajoy, Y.G. and Dingemanse, N.J. 2016. Interacting with the enemy: indirect effects of personality on conspecific aggression in crickets. Behavioral Ecology 27, 1235–1246. 

Signer, J. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Detecting the influence of environmental covariates on animal movement: a semivariance approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 

Solbu, E.B., Engen, S. and Diserud, O.H. 2016. Characteristics of temporal changes in communities where dynamics differ between species. Theoretical Population Biology 111, 65–74. 

Somervuo, P., Koskela, S., Pennanen, J., Henrik Nilsson, R. and Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Unbiased probabilistic taxonomic classification for DNA barcoding. Bioinformatics 32, 2920–2927. 

Sundin, J., Rosenqvist, G., Myhren, S. and Berglund, A. 2016. Algal turbidity hampers ornament perception, but not expression, in a sex-role-reversed pipefish. Ethology 122, 215–225. 

Sæther, B.-E., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Coulson, T., Grant, P.R., Visser, M.E., Brommer, J.E., Grant, B.R., Gustafsson, L., Hatchwell, B.J., Jerstad, K., Karell, P., Pietiainen, H., Roulin, A., Rostad, O.W. and Weimerskirch, H. 2016. Demographic routes to variability and regulation in bird populations. Nature Communications 7, 12001. 

Sæther, B.-E., Visser, M.E., Grøtan, V. and Engen, S. 2016. Evidence for r- and K-selection in a wild bird population: a reciprocal link between ecology and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283, 20152411. 

The Cichlid Science 2015 Meeting and Concerned Scientists 2016. Oil extraction imperils Africa's Great Lakes. Science 354, 561–562. 

Vanhove, M.P.M., Hablützel, P.I., Pariselle, A., Šimková, A., Huyse, T. and Raeymaekers, J.A.M. 2016. Cichlids: A host of opportunities for evolutionary parasitology. Trends in Parasitology 32, 820–832. 

Vickers, H., Høgda, K.A., Solbø, S., Karlsen, S.R., Tømmervik, H., Aanes, R. and Hansen, B.B. 2016. Changes in greening in the high Arctic: insights from a 30 year AVHRR max NDVI dataset for Svalbard. Environmental Research Letters 11, 105004. 

Wam, H.K., Histøl, T., Nybakken, L., Solberg, E.J. and Hjeljord, O. 2016. Transient nutritional peak in browse foliage after forest clearing advocates cohort management of ungulates. Basic and Applied Ecology 17, 252–261. 

Warton, D.I., Blanchet, F.G., O'Hara, R.B., Ovaskainen, O., Taskinen, S., Walker, S.C. and Hui, F.K.C. 2016. Extending joint models in community ecology: A response to Beissinger et al. Trends in Ecology & Evoluton 31, 737–738.

Wright, J. and McDonald, P.G. 2016. Kin selected helping decisions of the bell miner. Cooperative breeding in vertebrates: Studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior (eds W.D. Koenig & J.L. Dickinson)

Yashchenko, V., Fossen, E.I., Kielland, Ø.N. and Einum, S. 2016. Negative relationships between population density and metabolic rates are not general. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 1070–1077. 

Featured publications

Sandvik, H., et al. 2016. Modelled drift patterns of fish larvae link coastal morphology to seabird colony distribution. Nature Communications, 7, art.nr. 11599
This paper provide evidence for that the distribution of seabird colonies along the Norwegian coast is explained by variations in the availability and predictability of fish larvae. The findings illustrate how animals cope with environmental stochasticity by choosing breeding sites that maximise the long-term predictability of resources, and shows how small-scale spatio-temporal variation is translated into a macroecological pattern.

Sæther, B.-E. et al. 2016. Demographic routes to variability and regulation in bird populations. Nature Communications 7, art.nr 12001. 
This paper provides strong support for Lack's hypothesis for regulation and limitation of the size of populations. Regulation of population size towards the carrying capacity occurs by increased density-dependent mortality mainly during the non-breeding season. Thus, at small population sizes avian population fluctuations are caused mainly by environmentally-driven variation in fecundity whereas differences in survival are the key demographic driver of population variability around the carrying capacity. 

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