We are indebted to a range of magnificent collaborators. Here we list our national and international colleagues with whom we work.
Researcher and technician at the University of Extremadura as part of different research projects led by Jose Antonio Masero. The main focus of my work as a researcher is ecophysiology, migration and the role of anthropogenic habitats in the life cycle of shorebirds. Black-tailed Godwit has been the main focal species, for this work, a species that is using the rice fields of our study area in Extremadura as a stopover site.
Black-tailed godwits gave me the chance to meet Theunis and part of his team in the mid 2000’s and since them we have been collaborating in different research projects. The collaboration was especially closely during the King of the Meadows initiative in which we satellite-tagged some tenths of Black-tailed Godwits in Extremadura. This was an enriching experience as catching birds with research purposes, especially to deploy sensors, is also one of my passions as technician. I am also proud of the opportunity to enjoy and collaborate with Juan Navedo’s projects in Chiloe (Chile) with the Hudsonian Godwits.
Profile photo: Manolo Parejo.
I am an Assistant Professor at Lisbon University, working in the Department of Animal Biology. My research interests focus on understanding ecological constraints, demography and spatial ecology of coastal and marine birds in different tropical and subtropical ecosystems. I started studying shorebirds in 2000, and soon after I met Theunis during a field trip to Banc d’Arguin and we have kept in contact ever since, in joint projects and supervisions. My research with shorebirds involves assessing the role of wintering and migratory shorebirds in estuarine food webs and understanding migratory connectivity within the East Atlantic Flyway.
You can find more information on my publications and research in my webpage or track recent developments at @JosePGranadeiro.
Impression of King of the Meadows. Photos: Daphne van der VeldeIn combination with Koning van het Grasland Pier21 organized Ontwakend Landschap (Awakening Landscape): a 12h experience that starts right after the play. A select audience is brought by a local guide to an encampment in the middle of a nature reserve. Here they stay the night, and see the landscape awake in the early morning. Accompanied by a poem or the sounds of the landscape, they start the day there with breakfast consisting of local ingredients. (Here you can watch a trailer of Awakening Landscape). [gallery ids="2436,2437,2438" type="rectangular"]
Impression of Awakening Landscape. Photos: Jeroen BootsmaIn 2018, Pier21 will create an educational performance for children, also about migratory birds, called Kanoet, again in collaboration with Theunis.