I am a PhD student at Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research under the supervision of Jan van Gils and Theunis Piersma. My research is focused on trophic interactions between birds and their arthropod prey. Are red knots mismatched with their food source due to shifting synchrony and if they are, what would be the fitness consequences of such mismatch for their offspring? To answer this question we have to follow the birds up to a Northern Taimyr, the most northern continental part of Eurasia.

Misha Zhemchuzhnikov with a Little Stint chick.

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