TEAM

Bird Ecology and Migration group

Evolutionary Ecology

In the Bird Ecology and Migration group we study a range of ecological topics aimed primarily at birds. Our main current research questions centre on avian migration, space use and demography of migratory populations. We link breeding and non-breeding areas, investigate patterns of migratory connectivity and assess the effects of climate and habitat use to understand seasonal interactions across annual cycles. To this end, we use individual-based tracking, stable isotopes and remote sensing data. Ultimately, by combining these findings with long-term reproduction and survival data, we model underlying demographic processes to understand the key drivers of population change. In addition, we undertake meta-analyses summarising essential ecological topics, promote the use of previously collected biological samples from researchers in different fields and develop new continental isotopic maps for animal tissue origin assignments.

group leader

+420 543422550, prochazka@ivb.cz, behavioural ecology and migration of birds

grant funded researcher

+420 543422550, pozgayova@ivb.cz, behavioural ecology

PhD student

brlik@ivb.cz, bird migration, bird communities
+420 543422545, katka.minda@seznam.cz, population ecology, bird migration