About the Authors

Scott H. Newman
EMPRES Wildlife Unit, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Nichola J. Hill, Kyle A. Spragens, John Y. Takekawa
United States Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, California, United States of America

Nichola J. Hill
Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Daniel Janies, Igor O. Voronkin
Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Diann J. Prosser
United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Beltsville Lab, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

Baoping Yan
Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Fumin Lei
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Nyambayar Batbayar
Wildlife Science and Conservation Center, Bayanzurkh District Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tseveenmyadag Natsagdorj
Ornithological Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Charles M. Bishop
Bangor University, School of Biological Sciences, Brambell Laboratories, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Patrick J. Butler
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Martin Wikelski
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany

Sivananinthaperumal Balachandran
Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Mumbai, India

Taej Mundkur
Wetlands International, 471, 6700 AL, Wageningen, The Netherlands

David C. Douglas
United States Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SHN JYT NJH. Performed the experiments: SHN JYT NJH KAS DJP BPY FML NB TN CMB PJB MW SB TM. Analyzed the data: NJH KAS DJ IOV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JYT DJ DCD. Wrote the paper: SHN NJH JYT.