Sanderling mini-symposium


Mar 18 2024 (13:30-17:00)

BirdEyes (Zaailand 110 Leeuwarden)

On Monday 18 March professor Christy Morissey (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) will visit BirdEyes. For this special occasion, a symposium will be organized in the afternoon with four talks and discussions on Sanderlings.

The speakers: Christy Morissey (University of Saskatchewan), Jeroen Reneerkens (Sovon), Tom Versluijs (NIOZ) and Emma Penning (BirdEyes).

The theme of the afternoon will be the annual cycle of sanderlings. Christy Morissey will discuss spring migration using various data for the sanderling population in North America. Tom Versluijs will tell about sanderlings on the breeding grounds. Emma will talk about autumn migration, and Jeroen Reneerkens will discuss knowledge gaps on sanderlings in the East Atlantic Flyway.


13:30 – 14:10 Christy Morissey
14:15 – 15:00 Tom Versluijs
15:00 – 15:15 short break
15:15 – 15:55 Emma Penning
16:00 – 16:40 Jeroen Reneerkens

You’re very welcome to join this symposium, please register HERE.


In addition, we are currently organizing targeted work meetings, building on the traditions that we have developed during the Wadvogelwerk (Metawad-Waddenfonds), Kening fan ‘e Greide for many years, and the black-tailed godwit research in southwest Frysl├ón.

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Birdeyes is a science and creative centre that views the world - almost literally - through the eyes of birds. More and more birds are flying around with tiny transmitters, loggers and other high technology on their backs and legs. This generates an unimaginable amount of information. By cleverly combining such data with other sources of information, and by using new ways to tell stories and share the insights with, BirdEyes strives to open up a new knowledge network. The centre aims to be an innovative part of the University of Groningen and is linked to the Rudolph Agricola School for Sustainable Development. BirdEyes, with empirical and inspirational roots in the farthest corners of the world.

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