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International workshop on the movement ecology of nightjars

March 2-3 , 2016
Welcome to this 1,5 day workshop on the movement ecology of nightjars
on 2nd - 3rd March!

Day 1: start 13:15 (Seminar session in Red room, Ecology building)
Day 2: start 9:00: (Round-table discussion in Maskrosen, Ecology building)

The workshop will start with a series of talks given by three invited speakers and CAnMove scientists covering general aspects of movement ecology, flight and navigation as well as talks on nightjar movement ecology. The second day is devoted to discussions covering the different research interests and how collaborative work may improve the scientific quality of nightjar movement research. There will also be time for brainstorming and planning of future research.

The workshop is open for anyone interested in nightjars. The number of attendees is limited to 20. Please, register via the link to the right.

Invited speakers

Preliminary schedule

MARCH 2nd (Red room, Ecology building)

13:00 - 13:25      Registration

13:25 – 13:30     Gabriel Norevik – Lund University

13:30 – 13:50     Anders Hedenström – Lund University
                           "Theory of flight and migration strategies in birds"

13:50 – 14:10     Gabriel Norevik – Lund University
                           "Migration strategies and annual space-use in an Afro-
                           Palaearctic aerial insectivorous bird"

14:10 – 14:40     Greg Conway & Ian Henderson – British Trust for Ornithology
                           1. "Migration strategy and winter range of European
                           Nightjars breeding in the UK
                           2. "Determination of breeding season habitat use by
                           European Nightjars in managed landscapes in the UK"

14.40 - 15:00      Ruben Evans, Hasselt University
                           "Foraging ecology of a heathland specialist reveals the need for
                            change in conservation measurements"  

15:00 – 15:30     COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 15:50     Susanne Åkesson – Lund University
                           "Avian navigation"

15:50 – 16:20     Carlos Camacho – Estatión Biológica de Doñana – CSIC
                           "Ecological and evolutionary responses to landscape

16:20 – 16:50     Kate Durrant – the University of Nottingham
                           "Fine-scale movement and reproductive success in the face of
                           disturbance: long-term trends from nightjars in the
                           English Midlands"

16:50 – 17:10     Fabio Casale – Fondazione Lombardia per l'Ambiente
                           "Monitoring and conservation of nightjars in mountain and
                           lowland habitats in North-West Italy"

17:10 - 18:00      Mingle and cash bar

18:00                 PIZZA

MARCH 3rd  (Maskrosen, Ecology building)

9:00 – 12:00       Round-table discussions
12:00 – 13:30     LUNCH
13:30 – 15:30     Round-table discussions continue
15:30 – 16:00     Workshop closure

For any further questions, please contact Gabriel Norevik, (gabriel [dot] norevik [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se).


Practical information


Arriving by plane

The most convenient airport is Copenhagen (Kastrup) DK, which is 35 minutes by train from Lund. In Copenhagen, you find the train ticket machines at the far end of the exit/entrance hall, and you can use your card to buy tickets, which cost 135 SEK. Trains run every 20 minutes during the day, a little less often at nights, you do not need to pre-book: When you arrive in Lund, you should normally exit on the eastern side of the station, which means to the right if you face the direction of the moving train. If you choose this alternative; do not forget to bring your passport or international identification due to the refugee circumstances.

For more information on public transport from the airport and around Lund see Skånetrafiken

From Malmö Airport (Sturup) SE, you get to Lund via the "Flygbuss" bus (via Malmö) which costs around 100 SEK. Tickets can be bought on the bus.

Useful bus information on arrival from the train station (busses leave outside the train station)

Destination 'Ecology /Biology Building'

Take bus No. 6 (Green bus, not yellow - direction Östra Linero). Get off at bus stop: 'LTH'. From the bus stop walk up Sölvegatan, the Biology building is on the left hand side of the road If you have a train ticket, you can use that on the bus as well. Once in the bus, you are 6 minutes away from your destination.

You can buy bus tickets at Skånetrafiken ticket office or at the vending machines at the Central Station, not on the bus though!

Destination 'Sparta'

Bus No. 6 (direction Östra Linero) or bus No. 1 (direction Östra Torn). Get off at bus stop: 'Sparta' and walk past the ICA Tuna grocery store to find the entrance to Lund University Guest House, Tornavägen 39 A.

You can also rent a bike in Lund: see Lundahoj.

By foot it is a 20 to 25 minute walk. Taxis are also available just outside the train station. We suggest you use TAXI SKÅNE.

Parking is available at the Ecology building and costs are ~ 25 SEK per day.

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flying birds
Photo: Björn Malmhagen

More information

Workshop booklet

Registration is closed. If you are interested in joining the workshop, please contact gabriel [dot] norevik [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Gabriel Norevik).

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