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Johan Bäckman

Technical Coordinator

I work at the Biology Department electronics lab with database solutions, prototype electronics design and application programming. Together with my colleague Arne Andersson we support the Biology department researchers with technical solutions.

I completed my PhD thesis "Bird Orientation: External Cues and Ecological Factors" in 2002. Research topics that I have explored focus on orientation in migratory birds; with special attention to body condition, magnetic orientation and orientation in free flight. My work has been carried out using funnel cages for measurement of the direction of activity, tracking radar for observation of free flying birds and small dataloggers to record behaviour of migratory birds.

Until 2018 I worked within the CAnMove programme as a technical coordinator and 2003-2010 with IT systems at The Nordic Genebank/NordGen (web, databases, programming), first as a  database developer and later as IT manager. One system I developed was the storage logistics system at Svalbard Global Seedvault.  Concurrently, I worked part time with radar ornithology projects at Lund University. From 1991 until 2010 I was  part owner of and active in a small company developing electronics for animal behaviour & physiology studies and low voltage power systems for vehicles. My main professional interests are bird migration biology, sensory electronics, low power microcontroller systems, energy harvesting, data modelling, data analysis, programming.

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Johan Bäckman
E-mail: johan [dot] backman [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Evolutionary ecology

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