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Geringde scholeksters met GPS-zenders

Tens of thousands of animals around the world are monitored using GPS trackers to protect wildlife and study animal behaviour. The collected data are also useful for biodiversity research, but are seldom available on platforms..


Continue reading 21 January 2023   2 wkn oud

The Wadden Sea is changing due to human influences such as mining for gas, tourism and sea level rise. Researcher Selin Ersoy, ecologist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) studied how ‘personalities’ of..


Continue reading 25 November 2022   2 mnd oud

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, barnacle geese are increasingly at risk of arriving in their breeding areas too late. The good news is that they can speed up their 3,000 kilometre migration to the Arctic, by making fewer..


Continue reading 19 July 2018   4 jaar oud
Sturnus vulgaris. Spreeuw

Many fish species swim in schools and birds fly in flocks. Such collective behaviour must arise from the interactions between the animals. How it works was largely unclear. Wageningen-researchers now provide insight into the..


Continue reading 20 June 2018   4 jaar oud
A few week-old young storks in their nest, which were equipped with transmitters. The transmitters, weighing less than 60 grams, record the GPS coordinates and the acceleration of the birds. The latter piece of information tells the researchers whether an animal is flapping its wings or whether it is gliding.

Scientists can predict which storks will migrate to Africa in autumn and which will remain in Europe...


Continue reading 12 June 2018   4 jaar oud
Vliegende brandganzen

The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with the changes unless they can somehow anticipate..


Continue reading 02 May 2017   5 jaar oud

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