Thomas Alerstam

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  1. 2019
  2. Optimal central place foraging flights in relation to wind

    Thomas Alerstam, Johan Bäckman & Evans, T. J., 2019 Jun 3, In : Journal of Ornithology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Faster fuelling is the key to faster migration

    Åke Lindström, Thomas Alerstam & Anders Hedenström, 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 4, p. 288-289 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  4. 2018
  5. Ecology of animal migration

    Thomas Alerstam & Johan Bäckman, 2018 Sep 10, In : Current Biology. 28, 17, p. R968-R972

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  6. Barometer logging reveals new dimensions of individual songbird migration

    Sissel Sjöberg, Pedersen, L., Gintaras Malmiga, Thomas Alerstam, Bengt Hansson, Dennis Hasselquist, Thorup, K., Tøttrup, A. P., Arne Andersson & Johan Bäckman, 2018 Jun 29, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 49, 9, 9 p., e01821.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Feasibility of sun and magnetic compass mechanisms in avian long-distance migration

    Rachel Muheim, Schmaljohann, H. & Thomas Alerstam, 2018 Jun 6, In : Movement Ecology. 6, 1, 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  8. Migration distance affects stopover use but not travel speed: contrasting patterns between long- and short-distance migrating ospreys

    Monti, F., Grémillet, D., Sforzi, A., Dominici, J. M., Bagur, R. T., Navarro, A. M., Fusani, L., Klaassen, R. H. G., Thomas Alerstam & Duriez, O., 2018, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 49, 10, e01839.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. 2017
  10. Actogram analysis of free-flying migratory birds: new perspectives based on acceleration logging

    Johan Bäckman, Arne Andersson, Pedersen, L., Sissel Sjöberg, Tøttrup, A. P. & Thomas Alerstam, 2017 Jul, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 203, 6-7, p. 543-564

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. 2016
  12. Consistency in long-distance bird migration: Contrasting patterns in time and space for two raptors

    Vardanis, Y., Jan-Åke Nilsson, Klaassen, R. H. G., Roine Strandberg & Thomas Alerstam, 2016 Feb 4, In : Animal Behaviour. 113, p. 177-187

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Adaptive strategies in nocturnally migrating insects and songbirds: contrasting responses to wind.

    Chapman, J. W., Cecilia Nilsson, Lim, K. S., Johan Bäckman, Reynolds, D. R. & Thomas Alerstam, 2016, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 85, 1, p. 115-124

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. 2015
  15. The migration of the great snipe Gallinago media: Intriguing variations on a grand theme

    Åke Lindström, Thomas Alerstam, Bahlenberg, P., Ekblom, R., Fox, J. W., Råghall, J. & Klaassen, R. H. G., 2015 Oct 28, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 47, 3, p. 321-334

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Detection of flow direction in high-flying insect and songbird migrants

    Chapman, J. W., Cecilia Nilsson, Lim, K. S., Johan Bäckman, Reynolds, D. R., Thomas Alerstam & Reynolds, A. M., 2015, In : Current Biology. 25, 17, p. R751-R752

    Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

  17. Timing of nocturnal passerine migration in Arctic light conditions

    Cecilia Nilsson, Johan Bäckman, Karlsson, H. & Thomas Alerstam, 2015, In : Polar Biology. 38, 9, p. 1453-1459

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. 2014
  19. Narrow-Front Loop Migration in a Population of the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus, as Revealed by Satellite Telemetry.

    Mikkel Willemoes, Roine Strandberg, Klaassen, R., Tøttrup, A. P., Vardanis, Y., Howey, P. W., Thorup, K., Wikelski, M. & Thomas Alerstam, 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 1, e83515.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. When and where does mortality occur in migratory birds? Direct evidence from long-term satellite tracking of raptors.

    Klaassen, R., Hake, M., Roine Strandberg, Koks, B. J., Trierweiler, C., Exo, K-M., Bairlein, F. & Thomas Alerstam, 2014, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 83, 1, p. 176-184

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. 2013
  22. Differences in Speed and Duration of Bird Migration between Spring and Autumn.

    Cecilia Nilsson, Klaassen, R. & Thomas Alerstam, 2013, In : American Naturalist. 181, 6, p. 837-845

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Orientation of shorebirds in relation to wind: both drift and compensation in the same region

    Grönroos, J., Martin Green & Thomas Alerstam, 2013, In : Journal für Ornithologie. 154, 2, p. 385-392

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Timing of songbird migration: individual consistency within and between seasons

    Thorup, K., Vardanis, Y., Tottrup, A. P., Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen & Thomas Alerstam, 2013, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 44, 5, p. 486-494

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. 2012
  26. Drought in Africa Caused Delayed Arrival of European Songbirds

    Tottrup, A. P., Klaassen, R., Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen, Roine Strandberg, Vardanis, Y., Åke Lindström, Rahbek, C., Thomas Alerstam & Thorup, K., 2012, In : Science. 338, 6112, p. 1307-1307

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Fine-scaled orientation changes in migrating shorebirds

    Grönroos, J., Martin Green & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : Ardea. 100, 1, p. 45-53

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Interspecific Comparison of the Performance of Soaring Migrants in Relation to Morphology, Meteorological Conditions and Migration Strategies

    Mellone, U., Klaassen, R., Garcia-Ripolles, C., Liminana, R., Lopez-Lopez, P., Pavon, D., Roine Strandberg, Urios, V., Vardakis, M. & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Movements of immature European Honey Buzzards Pernis apivorus in tropical Africa

    Roine Strandberg, Hake, M., Klaassen, R. H. G. & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : Ardea. 100, 2, p. 157-162

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. The annual cycle of a trans-equatorial Eurasian-African passerine migrant: different spatio-temporal strategies for autumn and spring migration

    Tottrup, A. P., Klaassen, R., Roine Strandberg, Thorup, K., Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen, Jorgensen, P. S., Fox, J., Afanasyev, V., Rahbek, C. & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences. 279, 1730, p. 1008-1016

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. To fly or not to fly depending on winds: shorebird migration in different seasonal wind regimes

    Grönroos, J., Martin Green & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, 6, p. 1449-1457

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Where on earth can animals use a geomagnetic bi-coordinate map for navigation?

    Boström, J., Susanne Åkesson & Thomas Alerstam, 2012, In : Ecography. 35, 11, p. 1039-1047

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. 2011
  34. Animal Orientation Strategies for Movement in Flows

    Chapman, J. W., Klaassen, R., Drake, V. A., Fossette, S., Hays, G. C., Metcalfe, J. D., Reynolds, A. M., Reynolds, D. R. & Thomas Alerstam, 2011, In : Current Biology. 21, 20, p. R861-R870

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  35. Basal metabolic rate and energetic cost of thermoregulation among migratory and resident blue tits

    Nilsson, A., Jan-Åke Nilsson & Thomas Alerstam, 2011, In : Oikos. 120, 12, p. 1784-1789

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Convergent patterns of long-distance nocturnal migration in noctuid moths and passerine birds.

    Thomas Alerstam, Chapman, J. W., Johan Bäckman, Smith, A. D., Karlsson, H., Cecilia Nilsson, Reynolds, D. R., Klaassen, R. & Hill, J. K., 2011, In : Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences. 278, p. 3074-3080

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Great flights by great snipes: long and fast non-stop migration over benign habitats.

    Klaassen, R., Thomas Alerstam, Carlsson, P., Fox, J. W. & Åke Lindström, 2011, In : Biology letters. 7, p. 833-835

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Individuality in bird migration: routes and timing

    Vardanis, Y., Klaassen, R., Roine Strandberg & Thomas Alerstam, 2011, In : Biology letters. 7, p. 502-505

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Nocturnal passerine migration without tailwind assistance

    Karlsson, H., Cecilia Nilsson, Johan Bäckman & Thomas Alerstam, 2011, In : Ibis. 153, 3, p. 485-493

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Optimal bird migration revisited

    Thomas Alerstam, 2011, In : Journal für Ornithologie. 152, p. 5-23

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  41. 2010
  42. Compensation for wind drift by migrating swifts

    Karlsson, H., Per Henningsson, Johan Bäckman, Anders Hedenström & Thomas Alerstam, 2010, In : Animal Behaviour. 80, 3, p. 399-404

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. How hazardous is the Sahara Desert crossing for migratory birds? Indications from satellite tracking of raptors.

    Roine Strandberg, Klaassen, R., Hake, M. & Thomas Alerstam, 2010, In : Biology letters. 6, p. 297-300

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Loop migration in adult marsh harriers Circus aeruginosus, as revealed by satellite telemetry

    Klaassen, R., Roine Strandberg, Hake, M., Olofsson, P., Tottrup, A. P. & Thomas Alerstam, 2010, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 41, 2, p. 200-207

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Migratory and resident blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus differ in their reaction to a novel object

    Nilsson, A. L. K., Jan-Åke Nilsson, Thomas Alerstam & Johan Bäckman, 2010, In : Naturwissenschaften. 97, 11, p. 981-985

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. 2009
  47. Daily travel schedules of adult Eurasian Hobbies Falco subbuteo - variability in flight hours and migration speed along the route

    Roine Strandberg, Klaassen, R., Olofsson, P. & Thomas Alerstam, 2009, In : Ardea. 97, 3, p. 287-295

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Flight by night or day? Optimal daily timing of bird migration.

    Thomas Alerstam, 2009, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 258, 4, p. 530-536

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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