“Chancing on a spectacle:” co-occurring animal migrations and interspecific interactions
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Cohen, Emily; Satterfield, Dara (2020). “Chancing on a spectacle:” co-occurring animal migrations and interspecific interactions [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.djh9w0vws
We used the keyword “migration” to identify animal migration research papers published during a 10-year period (2008-2017). We selected 23 journals to capture a diversity of animal migration studies, including two journals focused broadly on biology (Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences, Global Change Biology); nine on ecology (Ecography, Ecological Applications, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, Marine Ecology Progress Series); three on behavior (Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology); three on conservation and management (Biological Conservation, Conservation Biology, Journal of Wildlife Management); two on movement (Animal Migration, Movement Ecology); and four that are taxa-specific, for birds (The Auk: Ornithological Advances), insects (Annual Review of Entomology), mammals (Journal of Mammalogy), and fishes (Fisheries and Oceanography). We read the introductions of all papers from the keyword search to verify their focus on the migratory phases of animal annual cycles, inclusive of staging and stopover sites. Next, we read the entirety of each identified paper and recorded geographic and taxonomic focus. Publications incorporating two or more species with co-occurring migrations were classified as “co-migration studies” either if a potential interaction between species was the focus of research or if the possibility of an interaction was discussed in the paper. For the purposes of the literature review, we did not include interactions among migratory species during stationary or resident phases (e.g., breeding or overwintering seasons). Our intention was to focus on species with overlapping spatiotemporal patterns in their migratory journeys and how they interact. We excluded review papers but included meta-analysis and modeling papers. We categorized co-migrant interactions by type.