Institution or affiliation:
A.N. Severtsov’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution Moscow 119071, Russia
What motivates you to apply?
My cooperation with European colleagues in the sphere of bird study and protection began in mid 1990s. We spent several successful projects on Corncake, ducks and waders and obtained new interesting results. I always tried to involve Russian ornithologists from different region in our activities, and inform them about new European conferences, important publications, potential projects etc. An access to foreign achievements is not too easy for some Russian colleagues, so I try to help them. In the same time, European ornithologists often have no information about new important bird studies in Russia, because they are published in Russian only. I hope my membership in the EOU council can give me more chances for cooperation in the European and Russian development of ornithology, and I'll be able to disseminate information more successfully and involve colleagues in new joint researches, publications and conferences more productively.
What ideas will you bring for the EOU?
It is a difficult question, because results of all new modern directions of ornithology are submitted on the EOU conferences. I’d like to attract more attention on studies of ecology, population trends and changes in breeding ranges and their driving factors (including climate changes) for birds in farmlands, in comparison West Europe and East Europe, with different farming methods and differences in social and economy conditions.
by Martin Muir | Nov 6, 2019