Kiran Dhanjal-Adams


    Dr. Kiran Dhanjal-AdamsKiran Dhanjal-Adams

    Department of Bird Migration

    Swiss Ornithological Institute

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    CH - 6204 Sempach



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    Post-doctoral researcher


    • Animal Migration
    • Consevation Decision Making
        • Optimal management strategies
        • Linear Programming
        • Return on Investment
    • Theoretical and quantitative ecology
        • Graph theory
        • Stochastic population modelling
        • Demographic population modelling
        • Cellular automata
    • Remote sensing
    • Muli-sensor loggers for monitoring migration

    Current Projects

    • Migratory behaviour
    • Quantifying the impact of environmental seasonality on migration patterns
    • Developping methodologies for interpreting multi-sensor logger data
    • Tracking small animals using light intensity
    • Tracking long-distant migratory waders in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway


    Year Activity
    2017 - present Post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland
    2016 Post-doctoral research associate at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
    2012 – 2015 Ph.D in Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, Australia


    For a complete list see:   

    Murray, N.J., Marra, P.P., Fuller, R.A., Clemens, R.S., Dhanjal-Adams, K., Gosbell, K.B., Hassell, C.J., Iwamura, T., Melville, D., Minton, C.D.T., Riegen, A.C. , Rogers, D.I., Woehler, E.J. & Studds C.E. (2017) The large‐scale drivers of population declines in a long‐distance migratory shorebird. Ecography, in press.

    Bullock, J.M., Dhanjal-Adams, K.L., Milne, A., Oliver, T.H., Todman, L.C., Whitmore, A.P., & Pywell, R.F. (2017) Resilience and food security: rethinking an ecological concept. Journal of Ecology, 105, 880–884.

    DhanjalAdams, K.L., Klaassen, M., Nicol, S., Possingham, H.P., Chadès, I., & Fuller, R.A. (2017) Setting conservation priorities for migratory networks under uncertainty. Conservation Biology, 31, 646–656.

    Clemens, R.S., Rogers, D.I., Hansen, B.D., Gosbell, K., Minton, C.D., Straw, P., Bamford, M., Woehler, E.J., Milton, D.A., Weston, M.A., Venables, B., Weller, D., Hassell, C., Rutherford, B., Onton, K., Herrod, A., Studds, C.E., Choi, C.-Y., Dhanjal-Adams, K.L., Murray, N.J., Skilleter, G.A., & Fuller, R.A. (2016) Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia. Emu, 116, 119–135.

    Dhanjal-Adams, K.L., Hanson, J.O., Murray, N.J., Phinn, S.R., Wingate, V.R., Mustin, K., Lee, J.R., Allan, J.R., Cappadonna, J.L., Studds, C.E., Clemens, R.S., Roelfsema, C.M. & Fuller,  R.A.(2016) The distribution and protection of intertidal habitats in Australia. Emu, 116, 208–214.

    DhanjalAdams, K.L., Mustin, K., Possingham, H.P., & Fuller, R.A. (2016) Optimizing disturbance management for wildlife protection: the enforcement allocation problem. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53, 1215–1224.

    Wingate, V.R., Phinn, S.R., Kuhn, N., Bloemertz, L., & Dhanjal-Adams, K.L. (2016) Mapping decadal land cover changes in the woodlands of north eastern Namibia from 1975 to 2014 using the Landsat satellite archived data. Remote Sensing, 8, 681.