Bird migration

    The migration research we do focuses on small birds, which make up the bulk of migratory birds. Our goal is to understand the temporal and spatial patterns of bird migration. We quantify mass migration across Europe using radar and trace the routes of individual birds with the help of geolocators. We want to know how migration routes and times are affected by variations between individuals and their physiology, and how environmental factors, both local and global, impact migration dynamics. A further point of interest is the influence of blood parasites (e.g. avian malaria) on individual migration behaviour.



    Projects

    Team bird migration

    Simon Birrer
    Simon Birrer
    Head of the department "Conservation"
    Barbara Helm
    Barbara Helm
    Head of the department "Migration research"
    Janine Aschwanden
    Janine Aschwanden
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Silke Bauer
    Silke Bauer
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Yann Rime
    Yann Rime
    PhD student in the project "Northern Wheatear population in the Alps"
    Raffaella Schmid
    Raffaella Schmid
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Steffen Hahn
    Steffen Hahn
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Joanna Kölbener
    Joanna Kölbener
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Veronique Wavre
    Veronique Wavre
    Member of Public Relations
    Marie Perennes
    Marie Perennes
    Research assistant GloBAM project
    Sanja Willimann
    Sanja Willimann
    Trainee in the IT department
    Hans-Peter Eberhart
    Hans-Peter Eberhart
    Member of the IT department
    Dieter Peter
    Dieter Peter
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Thomas Steuri
    Thomas Steuri
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Christoph Meier
    Christoph Meier
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Neringa Znakovaite
    Neringa Znakovaite
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Baptiste Schmid
    Baptiste Schmid
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Martins Briedis
    Martins Briedis
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Birgen Haest
    Birgen Haest
    Research assistant GloBAM project
    Bettina Almasi
    Bettina Almasi
    Member of the department "Ecological research"
    Erich Bächler
    Erich Bächler
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Erica Nicca
    Erica Nicca
    Member of the department "Conservation"
    Patrick Marti
    Patrick Marti
    Member of the department "Conservation"
    Irmgard Zwahlen
    Irmgard Zwahlen
    Member of the department "Ecological research"
    Jeannine Sollberger
    Jeannine Sollberger
    Receptionist at the visitor centre
    Ginny Chan
    Ginny Chan
    Member of the department "Ecological research"
    Larissa Kohler
    Larissa Kohler
    Member of the care station
    Christian Schano
    Christian Schano
    PhD student in the project "White-winged Snowfinch"
    Alicia Mabillard
    Alicia Mabillard
    Member of the ringing department
    Philipp Ineichen
    Philipp Ineichen
    Inventory management Caretaker
    Elizabeth Yohannes
    Elizabeth Yohannes
    Member of the department "Migration research"
    Astrid Trutmann
    Astrid Trutmann
    Employee Personnel
    Peter Lakerveld
    Peter Lakerveld
    Member of the department "Conservation"