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Ecology of Animal Migration 2017

International PhD Course, October 16th - 27th
Animals move across different spatial and temporal scales either as part of their daily life or as part of seasonal migrations to exploit resources in the environment. Well known examples are the global scale seasonal migrations in birds, sea turtles, fish and mammals, such as whales and wildebeests. Also movements at smaller scales occur, such as the vertical movements in plankton, the dispersal in soil collembolans and movements of pollinating insects. But what are the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of animal movements?

During this two-week course you will get insight in a number of different methods and approaches to study the migration of birds, insects, fish, amphibians and mammals, ranging from experimental studies in the laboratory to tracking long-distance migration in wild animals. Lectures will be given by international authorities in the field as well as by researchers in the CAnMove Group at Lund University covering the following areas:

  • Locomotion
  • Bird Ringing
  • Migration & Dispersal
  • Orientation & Navigation
  • Ecophysiology
  • Genetics of Migration
  • Migration & Population Ecology
  • Evolution & Patterns of Migration
  • Migration & Conservation
  • Ecophysiology
  • Modelling Migration

In addition to lectures, there will be time for own projects, an excursion to the bird migration station at Falsterbo, demonstrations of bird ringing and orientation experiments as well as tracking and radar techniques and a tour to the wind tunnel. During the time of the course we will also have literature seminars, and you will have ample opportunities for discussion and further gain experience in presenting your research to fellow students.

The course corresponds to 3 credits (three weeks of full time studies) at Lund University and 4.5 ECTS credits.
Course fee: 5000 Swedish kronor (VAT 25% included)  See details below under Registration & Payment for more information. 

Number of places is limited, first come first served principle is applied. Registration will close when the number of participants of 40 has been reached.

Registration is now closed.



Registration is now closed.


The cost of the course 2017 is 4000 Swedish Kronor plus VAT 25% = 5000 Swedish Kronor.

VAT on participation fees
Swedish participants, except public sector empolyees (Swedish universities):
VAT 25 %

Invoiced EU clients with a VAT account:

All other international clients:
VAT 25%

Participants from the EU can request reimbursement of the VAT charge via their local tax authority
Right to deduct input VAT and VAT refunds:

You can pay in different ways (from 20 February):

  1. Online payment with credit card:
    You must fill in the following information:
    Event: Migration Course 2017 (very important)
    Remittance information: 156408
  1. We can also send you an invoice
    Please send invoice address, VAT number and your reference to Christina [dot] Rengefors [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
  1. By bank transfer:
    Lund University bank information:

If you choose bank transfer you must send us a copy of the receipt!


The Migration Course has special accomodation rates for two hotels, see more information to the right.


Page Manager:

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Rachel Muheim
Course coordinator
Rachel [dot] Muheim [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 2223193

Anders Hedenström
Course coordinator
anders [dot] hedenstrom [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 2224142

Christina Rengefors
Travel & Accommodation
christina [dot] rengefors [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 2229614

Linus Hedh
Student contact
linus [dot] hedh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 222 37 68


Special university accomodation rates are offered at:

Transport information

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