I work at the CanMove technical innovation lab with database solutions, prototype electronics design and application programming. I am responsible for planning and reporting of the CAnMove tech./IT lab. I completed my PhD thesis "Bird Orientation: External Cues and Ecological Factors" in 2002.
Research topics that I have explored focus on orientation in migratory birds; with special attention to body condition, magnetic orientation and orientation in free flight. My work has been carried out using funnel cages for measurement of the direction of activity and tracking radar for observation of free flying birds.
Before CanMove I have been working for 7 years (2003-2010) with IT systems at The Nordic Genebank/NordGen (web, databases, programming), first as a database developer and later as IT manager. One system I developed was the storage logistics system at Svalbard Global Seedvault. Concurrently, I worked part time with radar ornithology projects at Lund University. Since 1991 I've also been part owner of and active in a small company developing electronics for animal behaviour & physiology studies and low voltage power systems for vehicles.My main professional interests are bird migration biology, sensory electronics, low power microcontroller systems, energy harvesting, data modelling, data analysis, programming and data sharing solutions using internet. I'm currently assistant supervisor of Cecilia Nilsson, PhD student at our department.
(fetched from Lund University's publications database)
- Are flight paths of nocturnal songbird migrants influenced by local coastlines at a peninsula?
- Interspecific comparison of the flight performance between sparrowhawks and common buzzards migrating at the Falsterbo peninsula: A radar study
- Seasonal modulation of flight speed among nocturnal passerine migrants: differences between short- and long-distance migrants
- Compensation for wind drift by migrating swifts
- Exaggerated orientation scatter of nocturnal passerine migrants close to breeding grounds: comparisons between seasons and latitudes
- Migratory and resident blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus differ in their reaction to a novel object
- Tracking the small with the smallest--using nanotechnology in tracking zooplankton.
- Bird orientation: external cues and ecological factors
- Harmonic oscillatory orientation relative to the wind in nocturnal roosting flights of the swift Apus apus.
- Magnetic compass orientation in European robins is dependent on both wavelength and intensity of light
- Orientation of nocturnally migrating Swainson's thrush at dawn and dusk: Importance of energetic condition and geomagnetic cues