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From avian tracking to population process: British Ornithologists' Union 2017 Annual Conference

This year’s British Ornithologist’s Union (BOU) conference was based around the theme “From avian tracking to population process” and took place in late March 2017 at the University of Warwick, with HiDef’s colleagues at BioConsult SH presenting results from the DIVER project.

The well-established BOU conference covered a range of topics, which included movement ecology and consequences for a suite of population processes. The objective of the conference was to bring together ornithologists and ecologists from a wide-range of academic and conservation organisations, to explore how the tracking of individual birds can help to address key questions about population processes and their implications for conservation and management.

The two posters presented by BioConsult SH displayed tracking data from the DIVER project, with one focusing on site fidelity and temporal consistency during migration, moult and wintering, while the other had its’ focus on mobility and space utilisation during the annual cycle.

Visit the DIVER project site on the BioConsult SH webpage.

More information about the project as well as daily updated tracks of tagged divers can be found on the dedicated DIVER project webpage.

Abstracts:

Kleinschmidt, B., Dorsch, M., Žydelis, R., Heinänen, S., Morkūnas, J., Burger, C., Nehls, G. & Quillfeldt, P. Site fidelity and temporal consistency of Red-throated Divers (Gavia stellata) during migration, moult and wintering

Žydelis, R., Dorsch, M., Heinänen, S., Kleinschmidt, B., Morkūnas, J., Quillfeldt, P. & Nehls, G. High mobility of Red-throated Divers revealed by satellite telemetry

Poster:

Kleinschmidt, B., Dorsch, M., Žydelis, R., Heinänen, S., Morkūnas, J., Burger, C., Nehls, G. & Quillfeldt, P. Site fidelity and temporal consistency of red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) during migration, moult & wintering British Ornithologists' Union 2017 Annual Conference, University of Warwick, UK (2017)

Žydelis, R., Dorsch, M., Heinänen, S., Kleinschmidt, B., Morkūnas, J., Quillfeldt, P. & Nehls, G. High mobility of Red-throated Divers revealed by satellite telemetry British Ornithologists' Union 2017 Annual Conference, University of Warwick, UK (2017)

Abstract book:

British Ornithologists’ Union Abstract book - BOU 2017