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: 30/12/2021

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. 2018. 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. 008: Hewison A. J. M., Gaillard, J-M Morellet N., Cagnacci F., Debeffe L., Cargnelutti B., Gehr B., Kröschel M., Heurich M., Coulon A., Kjellander P., Börger L., Focardi S. 2021. Sex differences in condition-dependence of natal dispersal in a large herbivore: dispersal propensity and distance are decoupled. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2947
  • 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. 2020. 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. 2019. 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., Berger A., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., De Groeve J., Gehr B., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Kroeschel M., Morellet N., Soennischen L., Hewison M. 2020.  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. 2020. Stay home, stay safe - site familiarity reduces predation risk in a large herbivore in two contrasting study sites. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13202
  • Paper no. 13 Bright-Ross J., Peters W., Ossi F., Moorcroft P., Cordano E., Eccel E., Bianchini F., Ramanzin M., Cagnacci F. 2021 Climate change and anthropogenic food manipulation interact in shifting the distribution of a large herbivore at its altitudinal range limit. Scientific Report. 10.1038/s41598-021-86720-2
  • Paper no. 14 Bergvall U.A., Morellet N., Kjellander P., Rauset G.R., De Groeve J., Borowik T., Brieger F., Gehr B., Heurich M., Hewison A.J.M., Kroeschel M., Pellerin M., Said S., Soennischen L., Sunde P., Cagnacci F. Settle down! Ranging behaviour Responses of roe deer to different capture and release methods. 2021 Animals 11(11), 3299 10.3390/ani11113299
  • Paper no. 15 Passoni G., Coulson T., Ranc N., Corradini A., Hewison A.J.M., Ciuti S., Gehr B., Heurich M., Brieger F., Sandfort R.,  Mysterud A., Balkenhol N., Cagnacci F. 2021 Roads constrain movement across behavioural processes in a partially migratory ungulate. Movement ecology 9:57. doi: 10.1186/s40462-021-00292-4
  • Paper no. 16  Salvatori ·M., De Groeve J., van Loon E., De Baets B., Morellet N., Focardi S., Bonnot N.C.,  Gehr B., Griggio M., Heurich M., Kroeschel M., Licoppe A., Moorcroft P.R.M., · Pedrotti L., Signer J., Van de Weghe N., Cagnacci F. 2022 Day versus night use of forest by red and roe deer as determined by Corine Land Cover and Copernicus Tree Cover Density: assessing use of geographic layers in movement ecology. Landscape ecology doi: 10.1007/s10980-022-01416-w

    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, Switzerland, 2016
    • Ophelie Couriot, University of Tolouse, France, 2018
    • Johannes de Groeve, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2018
    • Nathan Ranc, Harvard University, USA, 2020
    • Steffen Mumme, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, 2021

    Related publications

    • Kauffman M.J., Cagnacci F., Chamaillé-Jammes S., Hebblewhite M., Hopcraft J.G.C., Merkle J.A., Mueller T., Mysterud A., Peters W., Roettger C., Steingisser A., Meacham J.E., Abera K., Adamczewski J., Aikens E.O., Bartlam-Brooks H., Bennitt E., Berger J., Boyd C., Côté S.D., Debeffe L., Dekrout A.S., Dejid N., Donadio E., Dziba L., Fagan W.F., Fischer C., Focardi S., Fryxell J.M., Fynn R.W.S., Geremia C., González B.A., Gunn A., Gurarie E., Heurich M., Hilty J., Hurley M., Johnson A., Joly K., Kaczensky P., Kendall C.J., Kochkarev P., Kolpaschikov L., Kowalczyk R., van Langevelde F., Li B.V., Lobora A.L., Loison A., Madiri T.H., Mallon D., Marchand P., Medellin R.A., Meisingset E., Merrill E., Middleton A.D., Monteith K.L., Morjan M., Morrison T.A., Mumme S., Naidoo R., Novaro A., Ogutu J.O., Olson K.A., Oteng-Yeboah A., Ovejero R.J.A., Owen-Smith N., Paasivaara A., Packer C., Panchenko D., Pedrotti L., Plumptre A.J., Rolandsen C.M., Said S., Salemgareyev A., Savchenko A., Savchenko P., Sawyer H., Selebatso M., Skroch M., Solberg E., Stabach J.A., Strand O., Suitor M.J., Tachiki Y., Trainor A., Tshipa A., Virani M.Z., Vynne C., Ward S., Wittemyer G., Xu W., Zuther S. 2021 Mapping out a future for ungulate migrations. Science 375(6542): 566-569. DOI: 10.1126/science.abf0998
    • Esmaeili S., Jesmer B.R., Albeke S.E., Aikens E.O., King S.R.B., Schoenecker K.A., Abrahms B., Buuveibaatar B., Beck J.L., Boone R.B., Cagnacci F., Chamaillé-Jammes S., Chimeddorj B., Cross P.C., Dejid N., Enkhbyar J., Fischhoff I.R., Ford A.T., Jenks K., Hemami M.-R., Hennig J.D., Ito T.Y., Kaczensky P., Kauffman M.J., Linnell J.D.C., Lkhagvasuren B., McEvoy J.F., Melzheimer J., Merkle J.A., Mueller T., Muntifering J., Mysterud A., Olson K.A., Panzacchi M., Payne J.C., Pedrotti L., Rauset G.R., Rubenstein D.I., Sawyer H., Scasta J.D., Signer J., Songer M., Stabach J.A., Stapleton S., Strand O., Sundaresan S.R., Usukhjargal D., Uuganbayar G., Fryxell J.M., and Goheen J.T. 2021. Ecology Letters 24(10): 2178-2191. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13848
    • Aikens E., Mysterud A., Merkle J., Cagnacci F., Rivrud I.,  Hebblewhite M., Hurley M., Peters W., Bergen S., De Groeve J., Dwinnell S., Gehr B., Heurich M., Hewison M., Jarnemo A., Kjellander P., Kröschel M., Licoppe A., Linnell J., Merrill E., Middleton A., Morellet N., Neufeld L., Ortega A., Parker K., Pedrotti L., Proffitt K., Saïd S., Sawyer H., Scurlock B., Signer J., Stent P., Šustr P., Szkorupa T., Monteith K., Kauffman M. 2020. Wave-like Patterns of Plant Phenology  Determine Ungulate Movement Tactics. Current Biology. 30, 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.032
    • Hofman M.P.G., Hayward M W., Heim M., Marchand P., Rolandsen C. M., Mattisson J., Urbano F., Heurich M., Mysterud A., Melzheimer J., Morellet N., Voigt U., Allen B.L., Gehr B., Rouco C., Ullmann W., Holand Ø., Jørgensen N.H., Steinheim G., Cagnacci F., Balkenhol N. et al. 2019. Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research. PloS one. 14(5): e0216223. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216223.
    • Tucker, MA., Mueller, T. et al. 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359, 466-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712
    • Valdes, F., Hartmut Gueting, R., Ossi, F. 2016. Efficient Trajectory Analysis for Several Time-Dependent Attributes: A Case Study for Roe Deer. Mobile Data Management (MDM), 2016 17th IEEE.
    • Van Moorter, B., Panzacchi, M., Cagnacci, F., Boyce, M.S. (eds.) 2016. Stuck in motion? Reconnecting questions and tools in movement ecology. Special Feature, Journal of Animal Ecology 85(1): 5-84
    • Hamish, A.C., Urbano, F., Davidson, S., Dettki, H., and Cagnacci, F. 2016. A plea for standards in reporting data collected by animal-borne electronic devices. Animal Biotelemetry.
    • Urbano , F., and Cagnacci, F. (Eds.) 2014. Spatial database for GPS Widlife Tracking data. A Practical Guide to Creating a Data Management System with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R. Springer, Berlin.
    • Cagnacci, F., Boitani, L., Powell, R.A., and Boyce, M.S. (eds) 2010. Challenges and opportunities of using GPS-based location data in animal ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365 (1550): 2155-2312.
      This Theme Issue offers solutions to practical and theoretical challenges posed by GPS telemetry.
    • Urbano, F., Cagnacci, F., Calenge, C., Dettki, H., Cameron, A., and Neteler M. 2010. Wildlife tracking data management: a new vision. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365 (1550): 2177-2185.
      In this review of advanced methods for wildlife tracking data management, EURODEER study case is referred to as an example of spatial object-relational database management system, based on data sharing.
    • Cagnacci, F., and Urbano, F.  2008. Managing wildlife: A spatial information system for GPS collars data. Environmental Modelling & Software 23: 967- 959.
      The ISAMUD data model and platform was the technical basis of the EURODEER information system development.

    Presentations at conferences and workshops

    • Cagnacci F. On the move: lesson learned from 15 years of movement ecology on European mammals. ECM8- European Conference of Mammalogy 8, Warsaw, Poland, 23-27/9/2019.
    • Mumme S., Middleton A.D., Bidder O.R, De Groeve J., Ciucci P., Cagnacci F. Migration across scales – characterizing individual and population movement patterns comparing elk and red deer migration across Europe and the Greater Yellowstone 2nd Gordon Research Conference ‘Movement Ecology of Animals’, Barga, Italy, 3-8/3/2019.
    • Peters W., Hebblewhite M., Mysterud A., Cagnacci F. Run to the hills – partial migration in ungulates with a novel application of the niche concept. 2nd Gordon Research Conference ‘Movement Ecology of Animals’, Barga, Italy, 3-8/3/2019.
    • Cagnacci. F., Peters, W., Hebblewhite, M., & the Eurodeer Consortium. Movement, Migration and Ecological Plasticity in Deer Species: Facts and Consequences in a Changing European Landscape. International Deer Biology Conference, Estes Park, USA, 5-10/08/2018
    • 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.