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:
Satellite Telemetry Forum
Satellite telemetry in ornithology is a forum which started in October 2001 and has 518 members now (August 2015). There have been up to 93 messages in a month.
Latest blog entries
Transcending borders: conclusions from the MLSG Round-table discussion at EOU2015
Last summer the 10th Conference of the European Ornithologist’s´ Union in Badajoz (Spain) attracted the biggest gathering of ornithologists ever in Europe. EOU2015 was the first large ornithological meeting since the inception of the MLSG, and thus the first opportunity to start building our community of migrant landbird researchers.
Work in progress: The Nigerian Bird Atlas
Knowledge about the distribution of bird species in Nigeria has historically been presented in detailed checklists such as “The Birds of Nigeria” by Elgood et al. (1993), "Birds of Africa" etc. However, over the last 50 and especially during the last 20-30 years, the environment in Nigeria has gone through great changes mainly due to increase in the human population. This has increased the pressure on birds and other biodiversity and has certainly also impacted the distribution of the country's avifauna. A more recent and updated assessment of the distribution of the country's biodiversity is thus not only important but also very urgently needed.
Almut Ellinor Schlaich, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Willem Bouten, Vincent Bretagnolle, Ben Johannes Koks, Alexandre Villers & Christiaan Both 2016. How individual Montagu's Harriers cope with Moreau's Paradox during the Sahelian winter Journal of Animal Ecology View online
Jeffrey F. Kelly, Kyle G. Horton, Phillip M. Stepanian, Kirsten M. de Beurs, Todd Fagin, Eli S. Bridge & Phillip B. Chilson 2016. Novel measures of continental-scale avian migration phenology related to proximate environmental cues Ecosphere View online