publications


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research articles

 in prep

  • Kölzsch, A., Flack, A., Müskens, G.,  Kruckenberg, H., Glazov, P., Wikelski, M.:Goose parents lead migration at low costs
  • Flack, A., Fiedler, W., Mueller, I.,Wikelski, M., Schaeffer, P.: Heart rates during different life stages
  • Cheng, Y., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M., Flack, A.: Migratory decisionsaffect juvenile survival in white storks
  • Pokrovsky, I., Flack, A., Kölzsch, A., Sherub, Fiedler, W., Glazov, P., Kulikova, O., Wikelski, M.: Day length is the fundamental determinant of energy turnover in avian migrants

published

  • Scacco, M., Flack, A., Duriez, O., Wikelski, M., Safi, K.: Static landscape features predict uplift locations for soaring birds across Europe (in press). Royal Society Open Science
  • Flack, A.*, Nagy, M.*, Fiedler, W., Couzin, I. & Wikelski, M.: From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks. Science (2018). Link
  • Nagy, M., Couzin, I., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M. & Flack, A.: Synchronization, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely-migrating white storks. ‎Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences (2018). Link
  • Berdahl, A.*, Kao, A.*, Flack, A., Westley, P., Codling, E., Couzin I., Dell, A. & Biro, D.: Collective animal navigation and migratory culture: from theoretical models to empirical evidence. ‎Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences (2018). Link
  • Rotics, S., Turjeman, S., Kaatz, M., Resheff, Y. Zurell, D., Sapir, N., Eggers, U., Fiedler, W., Flack, A., Jeltsch, F., Wikelski, M. &  Nathan, R.: Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant. Animal Behaviour (2017). Link
  • Weinzierl, R., Bohrer, G., Kranstauber, B., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M. & Flack, A.: Wind estimation based on thermal soaring of birds. Ecology and Evolution (2016). PDF
  • Rotics, S., Kaatz, K., Resheff, Y. S., Feldman Turjeman, S., Zurell, D., Sapir, N., Eggers, U., Flack, A., Fiedler, W., Jeltsch, F., Wikelski, M. & Nathan, R.: The challenges of the first migration: movement and behavior of juvenile versus adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality. Journal of Animal Ecology (2016). Link
  • Flack, A., Fiedler, W., Blas J., Pokrovsky, I., Kaatz, M., Mitropolsky, M., Aghababyan, K., Fakriadis, I., Makrigianni, E., Jerzak, L., Azafzaf, H., Feltrup-Azafzaf, C., Rotics, S., Mokotjomela, T. M., Nathan, R. & Wikelski, M.: Costs of migratory decisions: A comparison across eight white stork populations. Science Advances 2, e1500931 (2016). PDF
  • Flack, A., Biro, D., Guilford, T., Freeman, R.: Modelling group navigation: transitive social structures improve navigational performance. Interface: Journal of the Royal Society 12 (2015). PDF
  • Nesterova, A. P.; Flack, A.; Emiel van Loon, E.; Bonadonna, F.; Biro, D.: The effect of experienced individuals on navigation by king penguin chick pairs. Animal Behaviour 104, S. 69-78 (2015). PDF
  • Flack, A.; Guilford, T.; Biro, D.: Learning multiple routes in homing pigeons. Biology Letters 10 (4) (2014). PDF
  • Nesterova, A. P.; Flack, A.; Emiel van Loon, E.; Marescot, Y.; Bonadonna, F.; Biro, D.: Resolution of navigational conflict in king penguin chicks. Animal Behaviour 93, S. 221-228 (2014). PDF, audioslides
  • Flack, A.; Ákos, Z.; Nagy, M.; Vicsek, T.; Biro, D.: Robustness of flight leadership relations in pigeons. Animal Behaviour 86, S. 723-732 (2013). PDF
  • Flack, A.; Biro, D.: Collective learning in route navigation. Communicative & integrative biology 6 (6) (2013). PDF
  • Flack, A.; Freeman, R.; Guilford, T.; Biro, D.: Pairs of pigeons act as behavioural units during route learning and co-navigational leadership conflicts. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, S. 1434-1438 (2013) PDF
  • Pettit, B.; Flack, A.; Freeman, R.; Guilford, T.; Biro, D.: Not just passengers: pigeons, Columba livia, can learn homing routes while flying with a more experienced conspecific. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1750) (2013). PDF
  • Flack, A.; Pettit, B.; Freeman, R.; Guilford, T.; Biro, D.: What are leaders made of? The role of individual experience in determining leaderefollower relations in homing pigeons. Animal Behaviour 83, S. 703-709 (2012). PDF

data

  1. Flack A., Fiedler W., Wikelski M., Data from: Wind estimation based on thermal soaring of birds. Movebank Data Repository. doi:10.5441/001/1.bj96m274
  2. Flack A, Fiedler W, Blas J, Pokrovski I, Mitropolsky B, Kaatz M, Aghababyan K, Khachatryan A, Fakriadis Y, Makrigianni E, Jerzak L, Shamin M, Shamina C, Azafzaf H, Feltrup-Azafzaf C, Mokotjomela T, Wikelski M (2015) Data from: Migration costs of eight Eurasian white stork populations. Movebank Data Repository. doi:10.5441/001/1.78152p3q
  3. Flack, A., Guilford T, Biro D Data from: Learning multiple routes in homing pigeons. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.j444n

theses

  1. “Spatial knowledge and dance communication in honeybees”, Diploma Thesis, Free University, Berlin, Germany. PDF
  2. “Collective decision-making in homing pigeon navigation”, PhD Thesis, Oxford University, UK. PDF