The main goal of EURODEER is to produce collaborative science, which includes scientific papers in peer review journals but also participation in congresses and workshops where themes relevant to the project are discussed. Education is also an important element of the projects, especially for PhD and master science students.
In addition to the scientific outputs that were produced completely by EURODEER, there are a number of other outputs where EURODEER contributed significantly. Below a list of the main outputs/achievements with scientific relevance is reported.

Last update: 30/03/2017

EURODEER paper series

  • Paper no. 001: Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Hewison A.J.M., Morellet N., Heurich M., Stache A., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Mysterud A., Neteler M., Delucchi L., Ossi F., Urbano F. 2011. Partial migration in roe deer: migratory and resident tactics are end points of a behavioural gradient determined by ecological factors. OIKOS 120: 1790–1802. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19441.x
  • Paper no. 002: Morellet N., Bonenfant C., Börger L., Ossi F., Cagnacci F., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Nicoloso S., Pavel S., Urbano F., Mysterud A. 2013. Seasonality, weather, and climate affect home range size in roe deer across a wide latitudinal gradient within Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1326–1339. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12105
  • Paper no. 003: Debeffe L., Focardi S., Bonenfant C., Hewison A.J.M., Morellet N., Vanpé C., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Mysterud A., Pellerin M., Sustr P., Urbano F., Cagnacci F. A one night stand? Reproductive excursions of female roe deer as a breeding dispersal tactic. Oecologia 176: 431-443. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3021-8.
  • Paper no. 004: Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Ghisla A., van Moorter B., Merril E., Gurarie E., Heurich M., Mysterud A., Linnell J., Panzacchi M., May R., Nygård T., Rolandsen C., Hebblewhite M. 2016. How many routes lead to migration? Comparison of methods to assess and characterise migratory movements. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 54-68. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12449.
  • Paper no. 005: Ossi F., Gaillard J.M., Hebblewhite M., Morellet N., Ranc N., Sandfort R., Kroechel M., Kjellander P., Mysterud A., Linnell J.D.C., Heurich M., Soennischen L., Sustr P., Berger A., Rocca M., Urbano F., Cagnacci F. 2016. Plastic response by a small cervid to ad-libitum supplemental feeding in winter across a wide environmental gradient. Ecosphere 8(1):e01629. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1629
  • Paper no. 006: Peters W., Hebblewhite,M., Mysterud A., Spitz D., Focardi S., Urbano F., Morellet N., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J. D. C., Cagnacci F. 2017. Migration in geographic and ecological space by a large herbivore. Ecological Monographs. 87(2): 297-320. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1250.
  • Paper no. 007: Couriot O., Hewison A.J.M., Said S., Cagnacci F., Chamaillé-Jammes S., Linnel J.D.C., Mysterud A., Peters W., Urbano F., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Nicoloso S., Berger A., Sustr P., Kroeschel M., Soennichsen L., Sandfort R., Gehr B., Morellet N. Truly sedentary? The multi-range tactic as a response to resource heterogeneity and unpredictability in a large herbivore. Oecologia. 187: 47-60. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4131-5.
  • Paper no. 009: De Groeve J., Cagnacci F., Ranc N., Bonnot N.C., Gehr B., Heurich M., Hewison A.J.M., Kroeschel M., Linnell J.D.C., Morellet N., Mysterud A., Sandfort R., Van de Weghe N. In press. Individual Movement - Sequence Analysis Method (IM-SAM): characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of animal habitat use across landscapes. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI: 0.1080/13658816.2019.1594822
  • Paper no. 010 Peters, W., Hebblewhite, M., Mysterud, A., Eacker, D., Hewison, M., Focardi, S., Urbano, F., Gehr, B., Heurich, M. Jarnemo, A., Kjellander, P., Kröschel, M., Linnell, J., Morellet, N., Pedrotti, L., Reinecke, H., Sandford, R., Soennichsen, L., Sunde, P., Cagnacci, F. Large herbivores migration plasticity along wide environmental gradients in Europe: life-history traits modulate forage effect. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.05588.
  • Paper no. 11 Bonnot N., Couriot O., Anne B., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., De Groeve J., Gehr B., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Kroeschel M., Morellet N., Soennischen L., Hewison M.  Fear of the dark? Contrasting impacts of humans vs lynx on diel activity of roe deer across Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13161
  • Paper no. 12 Gehr B., Bonnot N., Heurich M., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., Hewison M., Gaillard J.-M., Ranc N., Premier J., Vogt K., Hofer E., Ruser A., Vimercati E., Keller L. Stay home, stay safe - site familiarity reduces predation risk in a large herbivore in two contrasting study sites. Journal of Animal Ecology. Accepted for publication.

    Related PhD thesis

    The following PhD Thesis relied in part on the EURODEER dataset and collaborative team but, mostly, contributed excellent science out of it! Congrats for achieving such an important result!

    • Lucie De Beffe, University of Tolouse, France, 2013
    • Federico Ossi, University of Lyon, France, 2015
    • Ferdinando Urbano, University IUAV, Venice, Italy, 2015
    • Wibke Peters, University of Montana, USA, 2015
    • Benedikt Gehr, University of Zurich, CH, 2016
    • Ophelie Couriot, University of Tolouse, FR, 2018
    • Johannes de Groeve, University of Ghent, BE, 2018

    Related publications

    Presentations at conferences and workshops

    • Morelle K., Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Urbano F. 2018. 'A collaborative scientific project for studying ungulates movement ecology at the European scale'. BioMove Symposium, 26-28 September, Potsdam, Germany.
    • De Groeve J. 2017. 'Studying a species at the distribution range scale: spatio-temporal habitat use patterns in roe deer'. Open Science Tools, Data and Technologies for efficient ecological and evolutionary research Symposium, 7-8 December, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Cagnacci F., Morelle K., Focardi S., Urbano F. & EUROUNGULATES 2017. 'Collaborative science for studying ungulates movement ecology at the European scale', Biologging 6, 24-29 September, Konstanz, Germany.
    • Cagnacci F. 2017. 'Migration plasticity in ungulates: will it translate in resilience to Global Change?' INTECOL, 25-29 August, Beijing, China.
    • Cagnacci F., Peters W. 2017. Studying locally ranging species across scales. International Conference ‘Migration plasticity in ungulates: facts and consequences in a changing European landscape’, 26-28 April, Grafenau, Germany.
    • Cagnacci F. on behalf of EURODEER 2016. Studying locally ranging species across scales. International Conference ‘Ungulates in a changing world: consequences for population dynamics, migration and management’, 19-22 September, Krasny Bor, Belarus.
    • Cagnacci F., Peters W., Hebblewhite M., Gurarie E., Damiani M., Mysterud A. & EURODEER 2016. Migration plasticity in ungulates: will it translate into increased resilience to global change? International Conference ‘Ungulates in a changing world: consequences for population dynamics, migration and management’, 19-22 September, Krasny Bor, Belarus.
    • Peters W., Hebblewhite M., Mysterud A., Cagnacci F. 2016. Plasticity in migratory behaviour of large herbivores with contrasting species-specific traits. International Conference ‘Ungulates in a changing world: consequences for population dynamics, migration and management’, 19-22 September, Krasny Bor, Belorus.
    • Cagnacci F. on behalf of EURODEER group. 2016. Landscape of fear in a human-dominated environment: An approach to incorporate spatio-temporal components in diel cycles. Canadian Society For Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), 7-17 July, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
    • Cagnacci F., Peters W. et al. (EURODEER). 2016. The migratory continuum in ungulates. Workshop ‘Large herbivore migration in the era of the Anthropocene’, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 18-19 April, Oslo, Norway.
    • Cagnacci F. on behalf of EURODEER group. 2015. Habitat selection across scales: insights and opportunities by studying a species at the distribution range scale. Canadian Society For Ecology and Evolution (CSEE), 21-24 April, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    • Cagnacci F. on behalf of EURODEER group. 2014. Biologging across space and time: studying a terrestrial species at its distribution range scale. The 5th Bio-logging Science Symposium (BLS5), 22-27 September, Strasbourg, France.
    • Debeffe, L., Focardi, S., Bonenfant, C., Hewison, A.J.M., Morellet, N., Linnell, J.D.C. & Cagnacci, F. 2013. Evidence for a breeding dispersal tactic in a large herbivore. MAD 2013, Aberdeen, UK.
    • Cagnacci F., Hebblewhite M. 2013. Large-scale animal ecology and management: Integrating large GPS-telemetry datasets across multiple animal populations. IUGB 2013, Brussels, Belgium.
    • Cagnacci F. 2013. Movement ecology perspectives on Global Change: insights from studies at a species’ distribution range scale. INTECOL 2013, London, UK.
    • Cagnacci F. et al. (EURODEER). 2012 EURODEER: good practice data management and data sharing can lead to better science. Measuring Behaviour MB2012, workshop “Tracking Movement using GPS”, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
    • Ossi, F., Stefano F., Cagnacci F. 2012. Partial migration in ungulates: the case of roe deer. VIII Italian Congress of Mammalogy, Piacenza, Italy.
    • Cagnacci F. et al. (EURODEER). 2011. Animal ecology data management and sharing: a new era. Workshop European Wildlife Research: common future priorities and potential collaboration, Stockolm, Sweden.
    • Cagnacci F. et al. (EURODEER). 2011. Hi-tech animal ecology: from animal movement, to social interactions, to disease transmission. MOVE, COST Action meeting, Mons, Belgium.
    • Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Heurich M., Stache A., Hewison A.J.M., Morellet N., Kjellander P., Linnell J., Mysterud A., Neteler M., Delucchi L., Ossi F., Urbano F. 2011. Partial migration in roe deer. 10th European roe deer meeting, Srni, Czech Republic & IRSAE 2nd Summer school, Evenstad, Norway.
    • Cagnacci F. 2010. Partial migration in roe deer: intra-specific patterns and snow-cover modulation. Symposium The Ecology and Evolution of Partial Migration, Lund, Sweden.
    • Urbano F., Cagnacci F., Basille M., Benesch A., Berger A., Bonenfant C., Caesar J., Dettki H., Focardi S., Fonseca C., Gaillard J.M., Heurich M., Hewison M., Kjellander P., Linnell J., Morellet N., Nicoloso S., Orlandi L., Pokorny B., Ramanzin M., Stache A., Sustr P. 2009. European roe deer information system (EURODEER): a GFOSS collaborative platform for roe deer movement data sharing. II GFOSS day, Bolzano, Italy
    • Cagnacci F., Urbano F., Basille M., Benesch A., Berger A., Bonenfant C., Dettki H., Focardi S., Gaillard J.M., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J., Nicoloso S., Orlandi L., Stache A., Sustr P. 2009. EURODEER: a tool for integrating roe deer data at the biogeographic scale. 9th European roe deer meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland


    Training is key in the EURODEER project because only with appropriate tools and knowledge of advanced management and analysis technical is possible to exploit the golden mine embedded in the huge mass of data provided by biotelemetry sensors and to link them with all the other information available on animals, their interactions and environment. Workshops, summer schools, publications, seminars are the main way for EURODEER partner to train and get trained on these topics. In addition to the publications and the PhD students who are developing their research completely or partially in the framework of EURODEER the main achievement in this sense are the two summers schools that were organized on data management:

    Most of the material (lessons, data, examples) used for the second summer school are available here, and for the third summer school are available on the GitHub page here.