Institution or affiliation:
Institute of Ornithology, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb
I was interested in nature and animals for as long as I can remember. My focus narrowed to ornithology as I was finishing my undergraduate studies. I earned my PhD by exploring ecological and behavioural aspects of the Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) biology. I found the species fascinating and continued to work with it until today, realising that my main interest is longitudinal in-depth studies of a particular species. I found this approach to be quite rare but extremely beneficial as some aspects of species biology can be unveiled only if we are looking long enough. My work also focuses on nature conservation as I am actively working on bringing back the European Roller (Coracias garrulus) from the brink of extinction in Croatia. I am also involved in studying the breeding biology of the Ural owl (Strix uralensis).
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 26, 2022