Institute of Avian Research (Vogelwarte Helgoland)
An der Vogelwarte 21
26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
I am an Ornithologist and Behavioural Ecologist with a special interest for migratory behaviour. My research is focused on the spatio-temporal organisation of migration in songbirds, with a special emphasis on navigation and the timing of migratory activity. I am interested in birds’ endogenous migratory behaviour, and how they integrate a variety of cues to find the way to their migratory destinations and to time the departures for their migratory flights.
For my research I apply and combine different methods to record migratory orientation and activity in captive birds, or track the individual migratory behaviour (e.g. timing and direction of departures from stopover) in free-flying birds by means of radio-telemetry.