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Sissel Sjöberg

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.


Sissel Sjöberg
E-mail: sissel.sjoberg [at]

Postdoctoral fellow

Evolutionary ecology

+46 70 781 14 68



Centre for Animal Movement Research
Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology
Ecology building S-223 62 Lund Sweden