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BOU2019 | Programme

Tracking migration: drivers, challenges and consequences of seasonal movements
26 – 28 March 2019

supported by
University of Iceland
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Timed programme and abstracts to follow.
Doors open for registration at 1700h, Tuesday 26 March and the conference closes 1600h on Thursday, 28 March.



Prof Lei Cao
Regional Ecology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Using waterbird telemetry data to support freshwater wetland conservation in China


Session 1

Continental and flyway scale tracking

Kyle Horton @Kyle__Horton
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, US @CornellBirds
Bright lights in the big cities: migratory birds’ exposure to artificial light
Raphaël Nussbaumer
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Space-time interpolation of nocturnal bird migration at continental scale using weather radar
Annika Aurbach
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Consistent patterns despite different environmental conditions? How environment affects bird migration patterns over Europe
Cristian Pérez-Granados
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
ARUs: an effective technique for monitoring the European Bee-eater migration
Benjamin M. Van Doren
University of Oxford, UK @egioxford
Forecasting bird migration at continental scales

Session 2

Connectivity and range shifts

James Gilroy @j_gilroy1
University of East Anglia, UK @uniofeastanglia
Range-scale responses of migratory birds to climate change
Yann Kolbeinsson
Northeast Iceland Nature Research Centre, Iceland
Contrasting migration and wintering movement strategies of two distinct populations of Red-necked Phalarope breeding in the Western Palearctic
Yves Hingrat
Reneco International Wildlife Consultants, United Arab Emirates
Migration of wild and captive bred Asian Houbara
Maria Dias
BirdLife International @BirdLife_news
Tracking seabird migration to identify priority areas for their conservation

Session 3

Energetics, flight behaviour, navigation and social learning

Andrea Flack @anflack
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
From local collective behaviour to global migratory patterns in White Storks
Sissel Sjöberg @SisselSjoberg
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Flight behaviour in individual songbirds throughout the migration
Flavio Monti
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France
Thermal soaring by raptors over temperate seas: the Osprey exception?
Alexandra M. Anderson @aande763
Trent University, Canada @TrentUniversity
Migration distance and body condition drive shorebird migration strategies and stopover decisions during southbound migration
Tamara Emmenegger @tavimalara
Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland @Vogelwarte_scie
The influence of haemosporidian infections on flight bout durations, resting times and flight height in long-distance migratory Great Reed Warblers

Session 4

Migration, life-histories and population dynamics

Andrea Soriano-Redondo @SorianoRedondo
University of Exeter, UK @UniExeCornwall
Life-history variation shapes migratory behaviour in bird
Francesc Sardà-Palomera
CTFC – Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Spain
European Turtle Doves migrating over sea and desert: links with population trends
Louis Phipps @louis_phipps
Vulture Conservation Foundation, the Netherlands @4Vultures
Migration routes and winter ranges of Egyptian Vultures tracked from the Douro Valley, Spain-Portugal: the challenge of insecurity

A.H. Jelle Loonstra
University of Groningen, the Netherlands @univgroningen
Strong head-winds during Sahara crossings increase in-flight mortality rates of Black-tailed Godwits
Jude Lane @heyjooode
University of Leeds, UK @UniversityLeeds
Testing times: post-fledging movements, behaviour and survival in a long-lived migratory seabird


Session 5

Partial migration, migratory strategies, fitness trade-off

Jane Reid
University of Aberdeen, UK @aberdeenuni
Partial migration and population dynamics in a seasonally inhospitable world
Jeroen Reneerkens @J_Reneerkens
University of Groningen, the Netherlands @univgroningen
Favourable energy balance, but poor fitness, in Sanderlings wintering in tropical rather than temperate zones
Sarah Saldanha @SarahSaldanha1
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain @UniBarcelona
Are tropicbirds resident or migrant? Migratory patterns of Red-billed Tropicbird in multiple Atlantic colonies
Camilo Carneiro @Camilo_Carneiro
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Do timing delays and winter site quality carry-over to influence productivity in Icelandic Whimbrel?
Kate Rogerson @Katiebee1991
University of East Anglia, UK @uniofeastanglia
Does landfill use influence the speed and efficiency of first-year migration in a partially migratory species?

Session 6

Dispersal, settlement and ontogeny

Tamar Lok @TamarLok
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Tracking Spoonbill migration in a changing world: from patterns to mechanisms
Wouter M.G. Vansteelant @WMGVs
Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Spain
An ontogenetic perspective on migration learning and critical life-history traits in raptors
Mo A. Verhoeven @VerhoevenMo
University of Groningen, the Netherlands @univgroningen
Understanding individual differences in migratory behaviour: an ontogenetic approach
Koosje Lamers @KoosjeLamers
University of Groningen, the Netherlands @univgroningen
The role of dispersal in adaptation to climate change: an experimental approach
Ivan Literák
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
Wintering grounds and summer vagrancy of young Red Kites from central Europe on a continental scale

Session 7

Migratory schedules, responses to environmental change

James Grecian @JamesGrecian
University of St Andrews, UK @univofstandrews
Seabird migration in the anthropocene
Sjoerd Duijns @SjoerdDuijns
Carleton University, Canada @Carleton_U
Long-distance migratory shorebirds travel faster in spring, but fly faster in autumn
Martins Briedis @biobriedis
Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland @Vogelwarte_scie
The protandry paradigm revisited: is migration timing sex-specific throughout the annual cycle?
Thomas K. Lameris @thomaslameris
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands
Does migration timing hamper the advancement of laying dates in Arctic migratory birds?
Barbara Helm @BBirdClocks
University of Groningen, the Netherlands @univgroningen
Evidence for evolution in the advancing phenology of a migratory bird

Scientific Programme Organisers

Verónica Méndez (University of Iceland)
Wouter Vansteelant (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)
Maria Bogdanova (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK)
José Alves (University of Aveiro, Portugal)


Image Credits
Storks © KlausHausmann CC0 via Pixabay

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