Migratory Birds as Global Dispersal Vectors


After many years of work in the elusive process of long-distance dispersal by migratory birds, we feel ready to make the huge leap that separates the phenomenological description of an essentially unpredictable process, to modeling and forecasting a challenging but predictable one.

Can we suceed? This paper synthesizes our view of the state of the art and our proposal for future research. We believe in its importance, and will be happy to hear your opinion.

Viana, D., Santamaría, L., Figuerola, J. (2016) Migratory birds as global dispersal vectors. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 763-75.