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  1. Vik O., Orchan Y, Charter M., Ganot N., Toledo S., Nathan R. and M. Assaf 2022.  Ergodicity breaking and lack of a typical waiting time in area-restricted search of avian predators. Physical Review X. https://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.12.031005
  2. Chen A., Jacob M., Shoshani G. and M. Charter. Automatic segmentation and counting of roosting common cranes (Grus grus) using UAV thermal images, computer vision, and machine learning in the Hula Valley, Israel. Journal of Environmental Management
  3. Charter M. and G. Rozman. The importance of nest box placement for Barn Owls (Tyto alba) nesting in Israel. Animals. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/12/20/2815/pdf
  4. Cumer T., Machado A.P., Siverio F., Cherkaoui S.I., Roque I., Charter M., Roulin A., and J. Goudet.  Genomic bases of insularity and ecological divergence in barn owls (Tyto alba) of the Canary Island. Heredity. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36175501/
  5. Hadad E., Malkinson D, Yosef R, Weil G, and M Charter. Importance of mesohabitat for nest-site selection in breeding Eagle Owls (Bubo bubo): a multi-scale model. Diversity. https://www.mdpi.com/1424-2818/14/6/438
  6. Hadad E., Charter M., Kosicki J.Z., R. Yosef 2022. Prey-Base Does Not Influence Breeding Success in Eagle Owls (Bubo bubo) in Judea, Israel. Animals. 2022; 12(10):1280. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12101280IF 2.752
  7. Delauna M.G., Charter M., R.A. Grant 2022. Anatomy of bristles on the nares and rictus in Barn owls (Tyto alba). 

    Journal of Anatomy. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.13655

  8. Cumer, T. ….. Charter M. et. al. Landscape and climatic variations of the Quaternary shaped multiple secondary contacts among barn owls (Tyto alba) of the Western Palearctic 2022. Molecular Biology and Evolution. https://academic.oup.com/mbe/advance-article/doi/10.1093/molbev/msab343/6454100

  9. Marchado, A.P….. Charter M. et. al. 2022 Genomic consequences of colonisation, migration and genetic drift in barn owl insular populations of the eastern Mediterranean. Molecular Ecology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mec.16324

  10. Haitham E, Charter M, Bonfante A and A Brook. How the Small Object Detection via Machine Learning based on UAS-based Remote Sensing Imagery can support the achievement of SDG2: A Case Study of Vole Burrow 2021. Remote Sensing 13(16) https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163191.
  11. Rozman G, Izhaki I, Roulin A, and M Charter(2021. Movement ecology, breeding, diet and roosting behavior of barn owls (Tyto alba) in a transboundary conflict region. Regional Environmental Change. Regional Environmental Change 21: 1-13.
  12. Møller, A.P.… Charter M. et al. . 2020. Interaction of climate change with effects of conspecific and heterospecific density on reproduction. Oikos 129: 1807-1819.
  13. Corl A*, Charter M*, Rozman G, Toledo S, Turjeman S, Kamath P, Getz WM, Nathan R, and RCK Bowie 2020. Movement ecology and sex are linked to barn owl microbial community composition. Molecular Ecology: 1358-1371. *equal contribution. 
  14. Peleg O., Nir S. , Roulin A., Leshem Y, Meyrom K, Shaul A, Izhaki I , and. M. Charter. 2019. Three decades of satisfied Israeli farmers: Barn owls (Tyto alba) as biological pest control of rodents.  Vertebrate Pest Conference 28: 198-207.
  15. Charter M., Izhaki I., Meyrom K., and A Roulin 2018. The relationship between intra–guild diet overlap and breeding in barn owls. Population Ecology. 64: 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10144-018-0633-6. Click here to view article.
  16. Sivan Toledo, Yotam Orchan, David Shohami, Motti Charter, Ran Nathan. 2018. Physical-Layer Protocols for Lightweight Wildlife Tags with Internet-of-Things Transceivers. In Proc. IEEE WoWMoM The 19th IEEE International Symposium on a Wolrd of Wireless, Mobile, and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM)
  17. Charter M., Izhaki I., and A Roulin 2018. The presence of kleptoparasitic fledglings is associated with a reduced breeding success in the host family in the barn owl. Journal of Avian Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01770
  18. Goldshtein A., Markman S., Lhttps://rdcu.be/9lDyeshem Y., Puchinsky M., and M. Charter. 2018. Nest Site Interference Competition with House Sparrows Affects Breeding Success and Parental Care in Great Tits. Journal of Ornithology https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-018-1541-4
  19. Charter M., Izhaki I., Leshem, Y., Meyrom K., and A Roulin 2017. The relationship between weather and reproduction of the barn owl Tyto alba in a semi-arid agricultural landscape in Israel. Avian Biology Research 10: 253-258.
  20. Roulin A., Mansour AR, Spiegel B., Charter M., Dreiss A., and Y Leshem. 2017. “Nature Knows No Boundaries”: The role of nature conservation in peacebuilding. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32: 305-310.
  21. Vaugoyeau, M...… Charter M. et al.  2016. Interspecific variation in the relationship between clutch size, laying date and intensity of urbanization in four species of hole-nesting birds. Ecology and Evolution 6:5907-2920.
  22. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Ben Mocha and S. Kark 2016. Nest-site competition between invasive and native cavity nesting birds and its implication for conservation. Journal of Environmental Management 181:129–134
  23. Weller, A., Orchan, Y., Nathan, R., Charter, M., Weiss, A.J. and Toledo, S. 2016.  Characterizing the Accuracy of a Self-Synchronized Reverse-GPS Wildlife Localization System. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks.
  24. Burri, R., Antoniazza, S., Gaigher, A., Ducrest, A. L., Simon, The European Barn Owl Network*, C., Fumagalli, L., Goudet, L., and Roulin, A. 2015. The genetic basis of color‐related local adaptation in a ring‐like colonization around the Mediterranean. Evolution 70: 140–153*Listed within article as part of the barn owl network
  25. Hadad E., Weil G., and M. Charter 2015. The importance of natural habitats as Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) breeding sites. Avian Bird Research. 8: 160–166
  26. Charter M., Izhaki I., Leshem, Y., Meyrom K., and A Roulin 2015. Relationship between barn owl diet and reproductive success in the Middle East. Journal of Arid Environments. 122: 59–63
  27. Charter M., Leshem Y, Izhaki I., Peleg O. and A Roulin 2015. Pheomelanin-based colouration is correlated with indices of flying strategies in the barn owl. Journal of Ornithology. 156:309–312
  28. Hadad E., Roulin A. and M. Charter 2015. A record of communal nesting in the Barn Owl (Tyto alba). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127: 114–119
  29. Møller, A.P.… Charter M. et al. . 2014. Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3583–3595
  30. Peleg O*. Charter M.*, Leshem Y, Izhaki I., Peleg O. and A Roulin 2014.  Conditional association between melanism and personality in Israeli barn owls. Bird Study.*equal contribution. Bird Study 61:572–577
  31. Møller, A.P.… Charter M. et al.  2014. Clutch size variation in Western Palearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5:353–362
  32. Charter M., Izhaki, I.,  Leshem Y. 2013. Asymmetric seasonal nest site competition between Great Tit and House Sparrows. Journal of Ornithology 154:173–181
  33. Charter M., Leshem Y, Meyrom K., Peleg O. and A Roulin 2012. The importance of micro-habitat in the breeding of Barn Owls Tyto alba. Bird Study 59: 368–371
  34. Charter M., Izhaki, I., Leshem Y, and A Roulin 2012. Diet and breeding success of long-eared owls in a semi-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments 85:142–144
  35. Charter M., Peleg O., Leshem Y. and A Roulin 2012. Similar patterns of local barn owl adaptation in the Middle East and Europe with respect to melanic coloration. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106:447–454
  36. Lambrechts M.M., …. Charter M. et al. 2012. Nest-box design for the study of diurnal raptors and owls is still an overlooked point in ecological, evolutionary and conservation studies: a review. Journal of Ornithology 153:23–34
  37. Charter M., Izhaki, I. and Y. Leshem 2011. Predation or facilitation? An experimental assessment of whether generalist predators affect the breeding success of passerines. Journal of Ornithology 153:533–539
  38. Charter M., Leshem, Y., and I. Izhaki 2010.  Does nest basket size affect Long-eared Owl and Eurasian Kestrel breeding performance? Journal of Raptor Research 44:314–317
  39. Charter M., Izhaki, I. and Y. Leshem. 2010.  Effects of the risk of competition and predation in large secondary cavity breeders. Journal of Ornithology 151:791–795
  40. Charter M., Leshem Y., Halevi, S., M. and I. Izhaki. 2010. Nest box use by Great Tits in semi–arid rural residential gardens. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(3): 604–608
  41. Charter M., Meyrom K., Leshem Y., Aviel S., Izhaki I., and Y. Motro 2010. Does nest box location and orientation affect occupation rate and breeding success of Barn Owls Tyto alba in a semi-arid environment? Acta Ornithologgy 44:115–119
  42. Meyrom K., Motro Y., Leshem Y., Aviel S., Izhaki I., Argyle F. and M. Charter 2009. Nest-box use by the Barn Owl Tyto alba in a biological pest control program in the Beit She'an valley, Israel. Ardea 97(4): 463–467
  43. Charter M., Leshem Y. and S. Halevi. 2009. Use of nest baskets by Long- eared Owls Asio otus in Israel. Sandgrouse. 31:36–37
  44. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Meyrom, K., Motro, Y. and Y. Leshem 2009. Diets of Barn Owls differ in the same agricultural region. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 378–383
  45. Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Ezer, A., Aviel S. and V. Chikatunov 2008. The first record of use of a nest box by Hoopoe Upupa epops in Israel. Acrocephalus 29 (137):105–107
  46. Meyrom, K., Leshem, Y. and M. Charter. 2008. Barn Owl Tyto alba breeding success in man- made structures in the Jordan Rift valley, Israel. Sandgrouse 30: 134–137
  47. Charter M., Leshem Y., Izhaki I. and S. Halevi. 2008. A case of polygamy or co-operative breeding in the Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in Israel. Sandgrouse 30: 164–165
  48. Kiat, Y., Perlman, G., Balaban, A.., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I. and M. Charter (2008). Feeding specialization of urban Long-eared Owls, Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Jerusalem, Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 43:49–54
  49. Charter M., Izhaki I., Bouskila, A. and Y. Leshem. 2007. The effect of different nest types on the breeding success of Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) in a rural ecosystem. J. Raptor Res. 41(2):143–149
  50. Charter M., Izhaki I., Bouskila, A., and Y. Leshem. 2007. Breeding success of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) nesting on buildings in Israel. J. Raptor Res. 41(2):139–143
  51. Charter M., Izhaki I., Shapira L. and Y. Leshem. 2007. Diets of Urban Breeding Barn Owls (Tyto Alba) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:484–485
  52. Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I., Guershon, M. and Y. Kiat. 2006. The diet of the Little Owl, Athene noctua, in Israel. Zoology in the Middle East. 39:31–40
  53. Charter, M. and Y. Leshem. 2006. First documented case of Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding in an open nest in Israel. Sandgrouse 28:77–78
  54. Charter, M. and H. K. Mienis. 2005. Snails in pellets and prey remains of kestrels Falco tinnunculus in Israel. Triton 12:31–32
  55. Charter, M. Bouskila, A, and Y. Leshem 2005. Second clutches by Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus breeding on buildings in Israel. Sandgrouse 27:165–167
  56. Charter, M., Bouskila, A, Aviel, S., and Y. Leshem 2005. First Record of Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) Parasitism by the Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) in Israel. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 117(2):201–204



Technical Report

Huysman A., St. George D, Johnson M, Baldwin R, Charter M, Hindmarch S, Wendt S, Kross S, Rozman G, Rivadeneira P, and E Phillips (2018). A review of research methods for barn owls in integrated pest management. Technical Report of the BARD Conference on the Use of Barn Owls for Agricultural Pest Control, 5-7 March 2018 at University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources. Published by Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA.Click here