Dr. Marlee Tucker
Department of Environmental Science
Faculty of Science
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010 (mailbox 89)
6500 GL Nijmegen
Heyendaalseweg 135 (room HG02.616)
6525 ED Nijmegen
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7535-3431
My research is focused upon macroecological patterns in animals and examining the underlying mechanisms that have shaped the patterns we see. I am interested in large scale patterns in ecology, biogeography and evolution that can aid our understanding of species vulnerability to changing environments that can be utilised for conservation. This includes global patterns in animal movement, species richness, species extinction risk, energetics and allometric scaling. Previously, I was a Postdoc at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) and Goethe University in Frankfurt from 2014 – 2018, where I examined human impacts on animal movements using tracking data across multiple species and continents. I completed my PhD within the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. My PhD work encompassed macroecological patterns in mammals, more specifically changes in spatial behaviour, predator-prey relationships and trophic level relationships that have occurred with the colonisation of novel environments, such as the land-to-sea transition.
My current research will continue to examine animal movements from a macroecological perspective as well as examining the consequences of altered movement patterns related to anthropogenic impacts.
Tucker, M.A., Alexandrou, O, Bierregaard Jr, R.O., ... & Mueller, T. (2019) Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 00:1–12. doi: 10.1111/geb.12875
Noonan, M.J., Tucker, M.A., Fleming, C.H., ...& Calabrese, J.M. (2019) A comprehensive analysis of autocorrelation and bias in home range estimation. Ecological Monographs 00(00):e01344. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1344
Tucker, M.A., Böhning-Gaese, K., Fagan, W.F., … & Mueller, T. (2018) Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science, 359, 466 – 469. doi: 10.1126/science.aam9712
Martin, K., Tucker, M.A. & Rogers, T.L. (2017) Does size matter? Examining the drivers of mammalian vocalisations. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.13128
Tucker, M. A., Ord, T. J., & Rogers, T. L. (2016). Revisiting the cost of carnivory in mammals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(11), 2181–2190. doi:10.1111/jeb.12936
Tucker, M.A., Ord, T.J. & Rogers, T.L. (2014) Evolutionary predictors of mammalian home range size: body mass, diet and the environment. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 1105-1114.
Tucker, M.A. & Rogers, T.L. (2014) Examining the Prey Mass of Terrestrial and Aquatic Carnivorous Mammals: Minimum, Maximum and Range. PLos One, 9, e106402.
Tucker, M.A. & Rogers, T.L. (2014) Examining predator–prey body size, trophic level and body mass across marine and terrestrial mammals. Proceedings of Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1797).
Last update: 5 April 2019