Data from: Accelerometry predicts daily energy expenditure in a bird with high activity levels

Kyle H. Elliott, Maryline LeVaillant, Akiko Kato, John Speakman, Yan Ropert-Coudert, M. Le Vaillant & J. R. Speakman
Animal ecology is shaped by energy costs, yet it is difficult to measure fine-scale energy expenditure in the wild. Because metabolism is often closely correlated with mechanical work, accelerometers have the potential to provide detailed information on energy expenditure of wild animals over fine temporal scales. Nonetheless, accelerometry needs to be validated on wild animals, especially across different locomotory modes. We merged data collected on 20 thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia) from miniature accelerometers with measurements...

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  • University of Aberdeen
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  • Hubert Curien Multi-disciplinary Institute
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  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
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  • University of Manitoba
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