Institution or affiliation:
Swiss Ornitholgical Institute, Sempach
I recently completed my PhD at the University of Glasgow where I studied bird communities in African cocoa agroforestry. My aim was to investigate how to manage these agricultural habitats to achieve a desirable balance between biodiversity conservation and agricultural productivity. Prior to my PhD I worked on a breeding bird project in Scotland, assessing the effect of land-use change on populations.
Overall, my interests lie in community ecology, conservation science, and in the application of robust statistical methods to field data (e.g., observation modelling, community modelling). Over the past 5 years I have conducted extensive fieldwork in the Afrotropics and I have a strong interest in connecting African and European ornithology, as well as improving the representation of African ornithology in the global arena.
I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, studying the effect of land-use change in Africa on Afro-Palearctic migrants.
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 24, 2022