april, 2019

02apr1:00 pm2:00 pmMovement ecology on mudflats: From patterns to processesDR ALLERT BIJLEVELD


Event Details

Movement of individuals is one of the most fundamental features of life and crucial to many ecological processes such as reproduction and resource acquisition. Recently there has been an increase in the availability and accuracy of animal movement data, in part caused by the miniaturization of tracking technology. This has led to an enormous increase in descriptive tracking studies. Now, a key challenge is identifying the key processes that shape movement decisions and distributional patterns. At the NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, we have developed a novel tracking method allowing us to follow small shorebirds at small spatiotemporal scales. By linking movement to actual food availability, we have moved beyond descriptive studies. In this presentation, I will highlight novel insights into the distribution of predators on resource landscapes, and show that to understand movement it is important to measure resource availability and individual characteristics of both predators and prey.

Link to Dr Allert Bijleveld’s webpage

If you like to meet with Allert please contact Christian Rutz.



(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dyer's Brae Seminar Room

Dyers Brae, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Greenside Place, Fife, KY16 9TH, UK


Maria Tello Ramos, Niki Khan, Nick Jones, Carolin Kosiol