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Ecology of Animal Migration 2019

International PhD Course, November 4 - 15th
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?
Please note that the course is biased towards the study of movements in birds.

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

At the beginning of the course the participant will give short presentation of their own research (more information and instructions will follow after you have been accepted to the course).

There will also be 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:  SEK 4000 + VAT (approximately Euro 390 + VAT)

Payment:  You can only pay through your university by invoice. Payment instructions will follow after your registration has been accepted.

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.

Important: for any questions regarding the course please contact Linus Hedh linus [dot] hedh [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


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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


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