Magali is a PhD at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology with a broad interest in wildlife ecology, population dynamics and nature conservation. She is currently working in the CHIRP (Cumulative Human Impact on biRd Populations) project, which aims to identify how humans impact bird populations during different stages of the life and how these accumulate. Study species is the Eurasian oystercatcher, which is a well-studied and declining species in the Netherlands.

Her focus during her PhD lies on the breeding ecology where she specifically investigates the main drivers of the reduced reproductive success in the breeding area itself as well as studying potential carry-over effects of winter condition on the performance in the breeding season.