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Science  16 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6219, pp. 250-254
DOI: 10.1126/science.1258732

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vol. 347 no. 6219 250-254

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  • Received for publication July 14, 2014
  • Accepted for publication December 16, 2014
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  1. C. M. Bishop1,*,,
  2. R. J. Spivey1,*,
  3. L. A. Hawkes1,,,
  4. N. Batbayar2,
  5. B. Chua3,
  6. P. B. Frappell4,
  7. W. K. Milsom3,
  8. T. Natsagdorj5,
  9. S. H. Newman6,
  10. G. R. Scott7,
  11. J. Y. Takekawa8,
  12. M. Wikelski9,10,
  13. P. J. Butler11
  1. 1School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK.
  2. 2Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.
  3. 3Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  4. 4Office of the Dean of Graduate Research, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia.
  5. 5Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.
  6. 6Emergency Prevention System(EMPRES) Wildlife and Ecology Unit, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.
  7. 7Department of Biology, McMaster University, Ontario, Ontario, Canada.
  8. 8San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Vallejo, CA 94592 USA.
  9. 9Max Planck Institüt für Ornithologie, Radolfzell, Germany.
  10. 10Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
  11. 11School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
  1. Corresponding author. E-mail: c.bishop{at}bangor.ac.uk (C.M.B.); l.hawkes{at}exeter.ac.uk (L.A.H.)
  1. * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Present address: Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, UK.

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