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I have been interested in animal behaviour since my early childhood and started my academic studies in Natural Sciences to explore a number of disciplines and approaches. During my studies, I developed a special interest in bird physiology and especially in the internal mechanisms underlying avian migratory behaviour. In 2016, I completed my PhD on the physiological and hormonal factors regulating decision-making during stopover in European migratory passerines at the University of Ferrara in Italy, followed by a work as a researcher at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Vienna, in Austria to further develop this project. Recently, I have conducted a pilot project on the stopover physiology of migrating light-bellied brent geese at a main stopover site in Iceland, in collaboration with the University of Exeter.
by Martin Muir | Jan 30, 2018