My main research interest is in behavioural and migration ecology, and to understand the behaviour that guide birds during their migration. How do they find their way? Which factors trigger a departure or make a bird stay? How do these behaviours develop when the bird gets more experienced? I did my PhD at Lund University investigating how intrinsic and extrinsic factors affect stopover and departure behaviour in migratory passerines, and defended my thesis “Stopover behaviour in migratory songbirds: timing, orientation and departures” in 2015. During my PhD I performed most of my fieldwork in Falsterbo, Sweden, tracking stopovers and departures of passerines using automated radiotelemetry. I am still responsible for the telemetry system in Falsterbo, and I am initiator and coordinator of “Automated radiotelemetry in Europe”, a European collaboration on automated radiotelemetry with researchers from all over Europe.
At the moment I am doing a postdoc funded by the Swedish Research Council and MCSA at University of Copenhagen, and I will continue studying individual behaviour in migratory birds. My project will focus on orientation, navigation and activity patterns of migratory birds, both on a small spatial scale using automated radiotelemetry, but also on a global scale using different types of tracking technologies.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- A New View on an Old Debate: Type of Cue-Conflict Manipulation and Availability of Stars Can Explain the Discrepancies between Cue-Calibration Experiments with Migratory Songbirds.
- Activity and migratory flights of individual free-flying songbirds throughout the annual cycle : Method and first case study
- Causes and characteristics of reverse bird migration : An analysis based on radar, radio tracking and ringing at Falsterbo, Sweden
- Polarized light modulates light-dependent magnetic compass orientation in birds.
- Towards a conceptual framework for explaining variation in nocturnal departure time of songbird migrants
- Nocturnal migratory songbirds adjust their travelling direction aloft: evidence from a radiotelemetry and radar study.
- Stopover behaviour in migratory songbirds: timing, orientation and departures
- Weather and fuel reserves determine departure and flight decisions in passerines migrating across the Baltic Sea