Shay Rotics

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PhD Student
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

I am a PhD student in the Movement Ecology Lab, working on relating movement and behavior parameters to fitness in GPS tracked white storks (Ciconia ciconia). My main general scientific interests are behavioral ecology, conservation biology and the flora and fauna of Israel.
In my MSc research, I studied the impact of artificial night lightening on the activity patterns of rodents (Acomys) in the Judea dessert in Israel.


Shay Rotics, , Sondra Turjeman, , Yehezkel Resheff, , Nir Sapir, , Ran Nathan, M. Kaatz, , D. Zurell, , U. Eggers, W. Fiedler, A. Flack, F. Jeltsch, M. Wikelski, (2017) Overwintering closer to European natal areas enhances survival in juvenile White Storks | Animal Behaviour 79-88 : 126
Sondra Turjeman, , Alejandro Centeno-Cuadros, , Shay Rotics, , Ran Nathan, U. Eggers, , J. Blas, , W. Fiedler, , M. Kaatz, , F. Jeltsch, , M. Wikelski, (2016) Extra-pair paternity in the socially monogamous white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is fairly common and independent of local density | Scientific Reports 27976
Shay Rotics, , Yehezkel Resheff, , Sondra Turjeman, , Nir Sapir, , Ran Nathan, M. Kaatz, , D. Zurell, , U. Eggers, , A. Flack, W. Fiedler, F. Jeltsch, M. Wikelski, (2016) The challenges of the first migration: movement and behavior of juvenile versus adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality. | Journal of Animal Ecology 938–947 : 85
Yehezkel Resheff, , Shay Rotics, , Ran Nathan, D. Weinshall, (2016) Topic modeling of behavioral modes using sensor data | International Journal of Data Science and Analytics 51-60 : 1
Shay Rotics, , Ran Nathan, Flack, A., W. Fiedler, J. Blas, I. Pokrovski, M. Kaatz, M. Mitropolsky, K. Aghababyan, A. Khachatryan, Y. Fakriadis, E. Makrigianni, L. Jerzak, M. Shamin, C. Shamina, H. Azafzaf, F.-A. C., T. M. Mokotjomela, , M. Wikelski, (2016) Costs of migratory decisions: a comparison across eight White stork populations | Science Advances e1500931 : 2