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Combining citizen science species distribution models and stable isotopes reveals migratory connectivity in the secretive Virginia rail

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Auriel M. V. Fournier, Alexis R. Sullivan, Joseph K. Bump, Marie Perkins, Mark C. Shieldcastle, and Sammy L. King, 2017, Combining citizen science species distribution models and stable isotopes reveals migratory connectivity in the secretive Virginia rail: Journal of Applied Ecology, v. 54, iss. 2.

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Stable hydrogen isotope (δD) methods for tracking animal movement are widely used yet often produce low resolution assignments. Incorporating prior knowledge of abundance, distribution or movement patterns can ameliorate this limitation, but data are lacking for most species. We demonstrate how observations reported by citizen scientists can be used to develop robust estimates of species distributions and to constrain δD assignments.We developed a Bayesian framework to refine isotopic estimates of migrant animal origins conditional on species distribution models constructed from citizen scientist observations. To illustrate this approach, we analysed the migratory connectivity of the Virginia rail Rallus limicola, a secretive and declining [...]

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