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Research Article

Large-Range Movements of Neotropical Orchid Bees Observed via Radio Telemetry

  • Martin Wikelski,

    Affiliations: Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama

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  • Jerry Moxley,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Alexander Eaton-Mordas,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Margarita M. López-Uribe,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard Holland,

    Affiliation: Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany

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  • David Moskowitz,

    Affiliation: EcolSciences, Inc., Rockaway, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • David W. Roubik,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama

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  • Roland Kays mail

    rkays@mail.nysed.gov

    Affiliations: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama, New York State Museum, Albany, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010738

About the Authors

Martin Wikelski, Richard Holland
Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
Martin Wikelski, Jerry Moxley
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Alexander Eaton-Mordas
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Margarita M. López-Uribe
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
David Moskowitz
EcolSciences, Inc., Rockaway, New Jersey, United States of America
Martin Wikelski, David W. Roubik, Roland Kays
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama
Roland Kays
New York State Museum, Albany, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rkays@mail.nysed.gov

Competing Interests

David Moskowitz is employed by EcolSciences, who is a funder of this research. The employment of this author in a commercial company does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AEM MMLU RAH DM DWR. Performed the experiments: MW JM AEM MMLU RAH DM RK. Analyzed the data: MW JM RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MW RK. Wrote the paper: MW RAH DM DWR RK.