Madagascar Fieldwork 2020

text and photos are by Sama Zefania   Despite the pandemic, which stopped many works at office and in field at many countries of the world, we’re still motivated to continue research wherever it is safe and possible. So I’d like to share you the below motivating paragraphs as an information: The first containment (quarantine)…

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Introducing UAE Fieldsite

  text and photos by Esmat Elfaki Mohammed Elhassan We are studying Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) in Almarmoom Desert Conservation in Dubai, UAE. The species is widespread and showed high tolerance to the ambient temperature of the desert ecosystem. Working in extreme  summer with 50 degrees is a challenge for the observers but we  were…

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13-19 January 2020 – Modeling Population Dynamics Workshop

by Karola Szemán, co-organiser We had a very informative workshop on demography, “Modelling population dynamics: Estimating demographic parameters for wildlife conservation” during 13-19 January 2020, in Debrecen, Hungary. The workshop was held by Prof. Brett K. Sandercock (NINA) and organized in association with the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology – University of Debrecen…

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Successful ÉLVONAL fieldwork camp in Melbourne

Vojtěch Kubelka During 20–24 November 2019 a successful ÉLVONAL Shorebird Science Fieldwork Training Camp How to study breeding shorebirds? took place in Cheetham Wetlands near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Smooth running of the course was assured by great logistical support from local team: Mike Weston, Kristal Kostoglou, Laura Tan and reserve rangers. The weather was favourable…

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Taiwan – New study site enriches ÉLVONAL Project repertoire

News from the pheasant-tailed jacana field project   by Nolwenn Fresneau & Andras Liker August 2019, Guantian, Taiwan   We started the first field season on 20th June in Taiwan. The place is wonderful: we are studying a population of pheasant-tailed jacanas Hydrophasianus chirurgus resident in the Jacana Ecological and Educational Park, in south-west Taiwan…

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9-16 May 2019 – II. ÉLVONAL Fieldwork Training Camp, Belarus

This camp was organised and lead by Dr Vojtech Kubelka and the scientific team of Turov ringing station, Belarus: Dr Natalia Karlionova, Evgenya Lunchik, Viacheslav Khursanov. With the participation of Triin Kaasiku (Estonia), Anastazia Kuzmiankova (Belarus), José Valdebenito (Chile), Emilien Genetier (France) the training camp was successful and very instructive for the whole team. Turov…

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27-29 March 2019 – II. ÉLVONAL Shorebird Workshop in Debrecen, Hungary

After our successful first workshop in Groningen, this spring we decided to meet our shorebird friends again and discuss new ideas and the clarified ÉLVONAL fieldwork protocol. This event was organised by ÉLVONAL core team and held at University of Debrecen. With the participation of twenty one researchers and students from many countries we had…

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11-13 January 2019. – II. ÉLVONAL Conference – New directions in evolutionary research of sex roles

The time arrived to hold our Project’s second annual conference, that took place in Debrecen, Hungary. During these days we had deep discussions about new directions in evolutionary research of sex roles from many perspective. Despite the harsh wintertime our invited speakers’s bright talks provided the skeleton to numerous presentations along which we came up…

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26-28 September 2018 – I. ÉLVONAL Workshop in Groningen, Netherlands

We had an informal meeting with a group of our collaborators at Groningen University. We entitled this workshop to introduce and discuss our ÉLVONAL Project’s objectives and tasks to fulfil the upcoming field season. During this fruitful event we listened to talks presenting each of our previous work and interest in science, especially in terms…

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