Marlee Tucker 

Movement Ecology Group


Dr. Marlee Tucker

PostDoc (Alumni)

Research interests

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 have worked on macroecological patterns in mammals related to spatial behaviour, predator-prey relationships and trophic level relationships. Here, I examined the changes that have occurred with the colonisation of novel environments, such as the land-to-sea transition. I am currently working with Thomas Müller on projects examining animal movement patterns and behaviours from a macroecological perspective.

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Publication list

Tucker, M.A., Böhning-Gaese, K., Fagan, W.F., Fryxell, J.M., Van Moorter, B., Alberts, S.C., Ali, A.H., Allen, A.M., Attias, N., Avgar, T., Bartlam-Brooks, H., Bayarbaatar, B., Belant, J.L., Bertassoni, A., Beyer, D., Bidner, L., van Beest, F.M., Blake, S., Blaum, N., Bracis, C., Brown, D., de Bruyn, P.J.N., Cagnacci, F., Calabrese, J.M., Camilo-Alves, C., Chamaillé-Jammes, S., Chiaradia, A., Davidson, S.C., Dennis, T., DeStefano, S., Diefenbach, D., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Fennessy, J., Fichtel, C., Fiedler, W., Fischer, C., Fischhoff, I., Fleming, C.H., Ford, A.T., Fritz, S.A., Gehr, B., Goheen, J.R., Gurarie, E., Hebblewhite, M., Heurich, M., Hewison, A.J.M., Hof, C., Hurme, E., Isbell, L.A., Janssen, R., Jeltsch, F., Kaczensky, P., Kane, A., Kappeler, P.M., Kauffman, M., Kays, R., Kimuyu, D., Koch, F., Kranstauber, B., LaPoint, S., Leimgruber, P., Linnell, J.D.C., López-López, P., Markham, A.C., Mattisson, J., Medici, E.P., Mellone, U., Merrill, E., de Miranda Mourão, G., Morato, R.G., Morellet, N., Morrison, T.A., Díaz-Muñoz, S.L., Mysterud, A., Nandintsetseg, D.,Nathan, R., Niamir, A., Odden, J., O’Hara, R.B., Oliveira-Santos, L.G.R., Olson, K.A., Patterson, B.D., Cunha de Paula, R., Pedrotti, L., Reineking, B., Rimmler, M., Rogers, T.L., Rolandsen, C.M., Rosenberry, C.S., Rubenstein, D.I., Safi, K., Saïd, S., Sapir, N., Sawyer, H., Schmidt, N.M., Selva, N., Sergiel, A., Shiilegdamba, E., Silva, J.P., Singh, N., Solberg, E.J., Spiegel, O., Strand, O., Sundaresan, S., Ullmann, W., Voigt, U., Wall, J., Wattles, D., Wikelski, M., Wilmers, C.C., Wilson, J.W., Wittemyer, G., Ziÿba, F., Zwijacz-Kozica, T. & 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.13128ÿ

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).


Contact details and additional Information

+49 (0)69 7542 1846
Twitter: @MarleeTucker