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Mikkel Willemoes

Postdoctoral fellow | PhD

I did my PhD and first postdoc at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. My previous work was primarily within migration ecology, orientation and navigation in long-distance migrating passerines and the common cuckoo. I have used an array of different techniques for tracking the behaviour of free-flying birds. The aim has been to describe previously unknown migration routes as well as how the movements of birds relates to the seasonal changes in environment throughout the year. I have also performed displacement experiments, where I tracked the response of free flying cuckoos after being experimentally displaced outside their normal migration route.

My current postdoc project is financed by the Danish Council of Independent Research and it is to study the genetics of migratory divides in birds. I will be comparing full genomes from individuals of different populations showing differential migratory behaviour. By combining this with tracking data of the same individuals, I hope to elucidate, what genes are involved in which processes of the migration. This could potentially move us one step closer to solving the mystery of what information is inherited how in the innate migratory programme of songbirds.

Common cuckoo
Common cuckoo

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E-mail: mikkel [dot] willemoes [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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