About the Authors

Laure Pelletier

laure.pelletier@iphc.cnrs.fr

Affiliations Université de Strasbourg, IPHC, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, UMR7178, Strasbourg, France

Akiko Kato

Affiliations Université de Strasbourg, IPHC, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, UMR7178, Strasbourg, France

André Chiaradia

Affiliation Research Department, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Cowes, Victoria, Australia

Yan Ropert-Coudert

Affiliations Université de Strasbourg, IPHC, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, UMR7178, Strasbourg, France

Competing Interests

The authors received funding from BHP-Billiton in the form of donations to support their research. The company did not participate in or interfere with the design, data collection and analysis, or output of this research. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. All data are available at the National Ecological Meta Database (Australia) http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/bmrc/NEMDSearch/NemdSearch?lookup_id=81&submit=Submit. YRC is one of approximately 1,000 academic editors for PLoS ONE and as such had no access to the peer review or acceptance process for this manuscript (which was conducted with no regard to his position on the board). PLoS ONE academic editors are volunteers and receive no compensation for their services.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LP AK AC YRC. Performed the experiments: AK AC YRC. Analyzed the data: LP AK. Wrote the paper: LP AK AC YRC.