Migration ecology of aerial insectivorous birds
Adapting to long-distance migration
In this project we study adaptations to long-distance migration and winter ecology in this group of birds, in which we compare the behavior between species and populations of nightjars, swallows and swifts. We use miniature tracking technology to record different types of sensory data, important to understand migration behavior, flight activity and movement patterns. We also use stable isotopes and genetic tools to investigate food preferences as well as population differentiation.
Two PhD students work on nightjars and swifts (Gabriel Norevik), and swallows (Himma Bakam), respectively.