Publications

Published

Davidson, A., … E.C.Knight et al. In press. New ecological insights from the Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA). Science.

Nebel, S., J. Casey, M.-A. Cyr, K.J. Kardynal, E.A. Krebs, E.F. Purves, M. Bélisle, R.M. Brigham, E.C. Knight, C. Morrissey, and R.G. Clark. 2020. Falling through the policy cracks implementing a roadmap to conserve aerial insectivores in North America. Avian Conservation and Ecology 15(1):23.

Knight, E.C., P. Solymos, C. Scott, and E.M. Bayne. 2020. Validation prediction: A protocol for increasing the efficiency of automated acoustic recognition. Ecological Applications.

Yip*, Knight, E.C*., H. Audete, S. Wilson, C. Charchuk, P. Solymos, and E.M. Bayne. 2020. Sound level measurements from audio recordings provide objective distance estimates for distance sampling wildlife populations. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Evolution 6(3):301-315. *Equal contributions
-Special Issue: Ecoacoustics and biodiversity monitoring

Lostanlen, V., K. Palmer, E.C. Knight, C. Clark, H. Klinck, A. Farnsworth, T. Wong, J. Cramer, and J.P. Bello. 2019Long-distance Detection of Bioacoustic Events with Per-Channel Energy Normalization. In Michael Mandel, Justin Salamon and Daniel P.W. Ellis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events 2019 Workshop (DCASE2019), New York University, NY, USA.

Knight, E.C., S. P. Hernandez, V. Bulitko, E.M. Bayne, and B. Tucker. 2019. Pre-processing spectrogram parameters improve the accuracy of birdsong classification using convolutional neural networks. Bioacoustics.

Knight, E.C., and E.M. Bayne. 2018. Classification threshold and training data affect the quality and utility of focal species data processed with automated audio recognition software. Bioacoustics.

Ng, J.W., E.C. Knight, A.L. Scarpignato, A. Harrison, E.M. Bayne, and P.P. Marra. 2018. Full annual-cycle tracking identifies long distance migration route, nonbreeding habitat, and breeding site fidelity of a declining aerial insectivorous bird. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96(8):869-875.
-Editor’s Choice

Knight, E.C., J.W. Ng, C. Mader, R.M. Brigham, and E.M. Bayne. 2018. An inordinate fondness for beetles: first description of Common Nighthawk diet for the boreal biome. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(2):525-531.

Knight, E.C., K. Hannah, G. Foley, C. Scott., M. Brigham, and E.M. Bayne. 2017. Recommendations for acoustic recognizer performance assessment with application to five common automated signal recognition programs. Avian Conservation and Ecology 12(2):14.
-Special Issue: Advancing bird population monitoring with acoustic recording technologies

Knight, E.C., R.G. Vennesland, and N.N. Winchester. 2016. Importance of proximity to foraging areas for the Pacific Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini) nesting in a developed landscape. Waterbirds 39(2).

Knight, E.C., N.A. Mahony, and D.J. Green. 2016. Effects of agricultural fragmentation on the bird community in sagebrush shrubsteppe. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 223:278-288.

Knight, E.C., N.A. Mahony, and D.J. Green. 2014. Crop type influences edge effects on the reproduction of songbirds in sagebrush habitat near agriculture. Avian Conservation and Ecology 9(1): 8.

In Review

Knight, E.C., A.-L. Harrison, A.L. Scarpignato, S.L. Van Wilgenburg, E.M. Bayne, J.W. Ng, E. Angell, R.Bowman, R.M. Brigham, B. Drolet, W.E. Easton, T.R. Forrester, J.T. Foster, S. Haché, K.C. Hannah, K.G. Hick, J. Ibarzabal, T.L. Imlay, S.A. Mackenzie, A. Marsh, L.P. McGuire, G.N. Newberry, D. Newstead, A. Sidler, P.H. Sinclair, J.L. Stephens, D.L. Swanson, J.A. Tremblay, P.P. Marra. In review. A comprehensive approach to estimating migratory connectivity across the annual cycle reveals peaks in spatial and temporal connectivity that can direct conservation efforts. Submitted to Ecography ECOG-05111.

Knight, E.C., A.C. Smith, R.M. Brigham, E.M. Bayne. In review. Better together: Evaluating the contribution of targeted monitoring for conservation management with a nightjar case study. Submitted to Condor S-19-00217.

Hannah, K.G., L.L. Leston, E.C. Knight, R. Weeber. In the twilight zone: patterns in Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) acoustic signals during the breeding season and recommendations for surveys. Submitted to Avian Conservation and Ecology ACE-ECO-2020-1698.

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