Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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Joining and being involved with the MLSG is simple. Just sign up now and prepare and post your profile detailing who you are, what you work on and any specifics of getting involved in meetings, training and mentoring. You will then be part of the MLSG network: people can find you to collaborate and share knowledge, and of course, you can also do the same. There is no membership fee: maintaining your profile annually is the only criteria for active membership, which puts you on the list for early information and reduced rates at MLSG meetings and events.

The MLSG – Migratory Landbird Study Group – is a network to connect people working on migrant landbirds, whether pure research or their conservation, to facilitate both. Collaboration and communication make a difference – particularly when the solution to understanding and conserving migrants must involve all of us on the flyways working together.

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Following up on the successful MLSG symposia at EOU conferences since 2015, we are ready for another dose of inspiring community-building preceding EOU2022 in Giessen, Germany, on March 12th -13th. The aim of the MLSG is to promote collaborative research to help advance flyway-scale understanding of and conservation actions for migrant landbirds. We believe knowledge-sharing is essential to achieve this. Thus, during our symposium we will actively engage all attendants to partake in a dynamic program of presentations, workshops, and group discussions. We will focus on data sharing and collaboration, new tracking technologies and priorities for migrant landbird research and conservation.

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In our 3th webinar, Kaan Özgencil (MLSG outreach & social media) talked about functional responses to habitat degradation in waterbirds. Kaan’s work is based at the METU in Ankara, Turkey, and includes the monitoring of breeding waterbirds and conservation aspects in wetlands. In Turkey, many wetland habitats are decreasing due to human induced degradation and climate change, e.g. in the Konya Closed Basin, where agriculture changes from wheat production to sugar beet cultivation, temperatures are rising, salinity is increasing, and lakes are drying earlier in the season. These factors caused a decline in species richness of 20 % and  functional richness of 65 % within 20 years.

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MigrantLandbird @ooitje @S_Ramellini @DavideScridel No, unfortunately due to the troubles we could not record the webinar properly this time. I am sorry!
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