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CLIOTOP WG2 workshop at the 5th Bio-logging Science Symposium (27 September 2014, Strasbourg, France)

27
Sep
2014
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WS5. Variability in the movement patterns of marine predator populations: physiological, behavioural and environmental drivers: A CLIOTOP WG2 workshop 

Conveners: Karen Evans, Rory Wilson, Elliott Hazen

Registrations are now open!

To register, please send an email to Karen Evans: karen.evans@csiro.au

 

Variability in the movement patterns of marine predator populations: physiological, behavioural and environmental drivers. A CLIOTOP WG2 workshop. Saturday 27 September 2014, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg, France.
Many marine predator species demonstrate spatial and temporal variability in their movement behaviours. Recent examples of variability in the extent and timing of migration, for example, have been observed in southern bluefin tuna (Evans et al. 2012), swordfish (Evans et al. 2013), sea turtles (Hays and Scott 2013), tunas, sharks and marine mammals (Block et al. 2011). Variation in life history strategies can result in some species/populations undertaking larger movements in comparison to other species/populations and utilising what can be quite different habitats. Movement patterns have evolved to maximize prey resources and top predators respond to temporal and spatial variability in environmental conditions, including potentially long-term change (Hazen et al. 2013). When movement patterns and breeding timing are misaligned with critical food resources, populations can have reproductive failure - the match/mismatch effect (Cushing 1969). This workshop will bring together researchers with datasets from species/populations demonstrating variability in movements and develop a synthesis/review paper exploring some of the physiological, behavioural and environmental drivers that may be associated with variability in observed movements.
The objectives of the workshop are to:

  1. Identify species/populations that demonstrate variability in movement and migratory behaviours over a range of spatial and temporal scales.
  2. Explore potential differences in the physiology and behaviour of species/populations and differences in their environment that might be associated with movement decisions over a range of scales.
  3. Develop and produce an outline for a synthesis/review paper and a work program for the authors that might be involved in producing the paper.
  4. Produce a full synthesis/review paper for the Symposium proceedings that would provide the workshop results to the broader bio-logging community.
 

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