Institution or affiliation:
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26, 35392 Giessen
I studied biology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and University of Sheffield (UK) 1991-1998, followed by a PhD at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Both my MSc and PhD theses were in animal ecology, and focussed on the ecology and behaviour of Wilson’s storm-petrels in the Antarctic. This was followed by post-doctoral work at Glasgow University (2003; with Bob Furness), and Cardiff (2004-05; with Kate Buchanan). I set up my first research group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Ornithology in Radolfzell (2006-2011), and since March 2012, I work as Professor for Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology at the Department of Biology, Justus Liebig University, Germany.
I am a broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of birds, particularly polar species. My work includes ecological studies in the wild and data analyses, genetic analyses and stable isotope analyses. I work mostly on small petrels and several species of penguins and wild columbids. Current research is largely split between understanding variation in movements, diet and breeding success, and genetic analyses in ecological and evolutionary contexts.
The EOU conferences have always been a highlight for me, any I enjoyed interacting with a wide range of European bird researchers in these friendly and interactive meetings. I have actively contributed to the EOU meetings as a keynote speaker and in the organisation of the EUO 2022 (planned in Giessen, finally held online).
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 25, 2022