Using Isotopes to Assess Movement

Photo of Golden Eagle in flightKnowledge of the distribution of migratory animals throughout their annual cycle is critical to identifying the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape their population dynamics, as well as to developing effective conservation measures. However, such information is lacking for many species. The lab, along with colleagues at several federal agencies and academic institutions, is using stable hydrogen isotope data to assess the distribution and movement of various species of birds in North America.

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