Reply to the comment on “Synchronizing biological cycles as key to survival under a scenario of global change: The Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) strategy” by Rodriguez-Teijeiro et al.

Nadal, Jesús; Ponz, Carolina; Margalida, Antoni (2018). Reply to the comment on “Synchronizing biological cycles as key to survival under a scenario of global change: The Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) strategy” by Rodriguez-Teijeiro et al. Science of the total environment, 635, pp. 1558-1560. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.184

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Two methodological criticisms of our paper “Synchronizing biological cycles as key to survival under a scenario of global change: The Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) strategy” (Nadal et al., 2018) were proposed in the com- ment by Rodriguez-Teijeiro et al. (2018) regarding: 1) our estimates of the mean date of arrival, duration of stay and departure stages in the different regions studied; and 2) the analyses carried out to correlate the phenol- ogy of the species with changes in the climate variables. The conceptual model that we presented relates the dy- namics of this quail population, which moves between short periods of stays, and the spatio-temporal structure of their geographic distribution data, in order to understand the ecology of these birds and to link their movement and residency patterns with geographical area and climate conditions. The probability that quail are resident in a region on any particular date is a result of their overall ecological strategy. We believe that Rodríguez-Teijeiro et al. (2018) have misunderstood our model, leading to their criticism of the statistical tests that we applied.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Conservation Biology

UniBE Contributor:

Margalida, Antoni

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)

ISSN:

0048-9697

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Olivier Roth

Date Deposited:

05 Jun 2019 13:01

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 01:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.184

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126980

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126980

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