Scientific ‘WoeMiBo’ VII: Natsja Zijlstra & Wouter Vansteelant


The Scientific Sessions are bi-weekly scientific get-togethers. An open stage to discuss scientific topics and to ask for feedback from a dedicated audience.

Feb 21 2024 (15:00-17:00)

BirdEyes (Zaailand 110 Leeuwarden)

During this BirdEyes Scientific Session MSc student Natsja Zijlstra (University of Groningen) will present the results of her work with Rienk Fokkema in the Godwit Landscapes Project. The title of her talk is: ‘Temporal and spatial variation in the distribution of avian and mammalian predators of the Black-tailed Godwit in South-West Friesland’.

Wouter Vansteelant (BirdEyes) will practice a talk for the Dutch ‘Weidevogelkennisdag’, hence his talk will be in Dutch. The topic will be: ‘Van weidevogel tot rijstvogel: wat zenderonderzoek ons leert over de overlevingsstrijd van Grutto’s langs de hele flyway’.


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 Fryslân.

Centre for global ecological change at the University of Groningen

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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