Simeon Lisovski


    Simeon  Lisovski

    Dr. Simeon Lisovski
    Department of Bird Migration
    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    Seerose 1
    CH - 6204 Sempach

    ++41 41 462 99 40
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    •  Animal Migration and Disease Dynamics
    • Polar ecology
    • Theoretical and quantitative ecology
      - Stochastic dynamic models
      - Individual based models
      - Spatial analyses
      - Epidemiologcal models
    • tracking migration using geolocation by light
      - Development of analythical tools (e.g. GeoLight)

    Current Projects

    • Mechanisms and cascading consequences of pathogen infection in migratory birds
    • Quantifying environmental seasonality and how it changes over time
    • Tracking small animals using light intensity records
    • Tracking long-distant migratory waders in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway


    Since 2017 Post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland
    2016 Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Davis, USA
    2015 Post-doctoral research fellow Deakin Unvierstiy, Australia
    2012 – 2015 Ph.D in Biology (Ecology), Deakin Universtiy, Australia


    For a complete list see:

    Lisovski, S., Hoye, B. and Klaassen, M. (2017) Geographic variation in seasonality and its influence on the dynamics of an infectious disease. Oikos.

    Lisovski, S., Ramenofsky, M. and Wingfield, J. C. (2017) Defining the degree of seasonality and its significance for future research. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

    Krietsch, J., Hahn, S., Kopp, M., Phillips, R.A., Peter, H.-U., and Lisovski, S. (2017) Consistent variation in individual migration strategies of brown skua. Marine Ecology Progress Series – Special Issue on Individual variability in seabird foraging and migration.

    an Gils, J.A., Lisovski, S., Lok, T., Meissner, W., Ozarowska, A., de Fouw, J., Rakhimberdiev, E., Soloviev M. Y., Piersma, T. and Klaassen M. (2016) Body shrinkage due to Arctic warming reduces red knot fitness in tropical wintering range. Science 352: 819-821.

    Bauer, S., Lisovski S., and Hahn, S. (2016) Timing is crucial for consequences of migratory connectivity. Oikos.

    Lisovsk, S., Fröhlich, A., von Tersch, M., Klaassen, M., Peter, H.-U. and Ritz M.S. (2016) Sex-specific arrival times: hybridizing skuas provide empirical support for the role of sex-ratios. American Naturalist.

    Lisovski S., Hewson C. M., Klaassen R. H. G., Korner-Nievergelt F., Kristensen M. W. & Hahn S. (2012) Geolocation by light: accuracy and precision affected by environmental factors. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:603-612