MLSG Symposium August 17th-18th, EOU2017 Turku, Finland
Following up on the successful MLSG symposia at EOU2015 in Badajoz and PAOC2016 in Dakar, we are ready for another dose of inspiring community-building preceding EOU2017 in Turku from August 17th-18th.
MLSG has a President!
We are deeply honoured and very pleased to announce that Professor Ian Newton OBE FRS FRSE has agreed to take up the role as President of the MLSG. In his own words:
Latest blog entries
MLSG at the Pan-African Ornithological Congress 14 - 2016
The 14th Pan-African Ornithological Congress took place in Dakar, Senegal in October. There was inevitably a lot of scientific interest and discussion about migratory landbirds and the MLSG was involved in a lot of this.
Track changes in Pied flycatchers, a prospect beyond the breeding grounds
Each year billions of birds migrate between their breeding sites in Europe and non-breeding sites in Africa. The migratory life-style allows them to make optimal use of seasonal changes in food. But how flexible is this migratory life-style when environments are rapidly changing? Can they change their timing and movement decisions to keep track of advancements in peak-food availability during breeding as a result of climate warming?
Johan Bäckman, Arne Andersson, Lykke Pedersen, Sissel Sjöberg, Anders P. Tøttrup and Thomas Alerstam 2017. Actogram analysis of free-flying migratory birds: new perspectives based on acceleration logging Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online
Heiko Schmaljohann, Cas Eikenaar 2017. How do energy stores and changes in these affect departure decisions by migratory birds? A critical view on stopover ecology studies and some future perspectives Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online
Iben H. Sørensen, Almut E. Schlaich, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Henning Heldbjerg, Ben J. Koks 2017. Rare case of an adult male Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus over-summering in West Africa, as revealed by GPS tracking Journal of Ornithology View online