On 1 April 2022, Dr. Wouter Vansteelant started a three year MAVA-Doñana-Spoonbill fellowship at the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES). He will work together with Prof. Theunis Piersma, holder of the Rudi Drent Chair in Global Flyway Ecology. Vansteelant will assess how the protected yet threatened wetlands of Doñana, the delta of the Guidalquivir near Seville in Spain, are linked to the rest of the world by way of the migrations of spoonbills and black-tailed godwits. Those two species are intensely studied at the University of Groningen, NIOZ and the University of Amsterdam for a long time already.
Tracked spoonbills and godwits will inform us about the change in use of the various parts of the Doñana by such water birds, now that this World Heritage site is drying up. The drying up doesn’t happen because of climate change, but from the overuse of groundwater by an intensive agricultural industry.
Bayu Jayawardhana has been appointed scientific director of DISC, the interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. The...
Researchers Clemens Mayer and Danny Incarnato of the University of Groningen have been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant.
Commissioned by the UG, photographer Eddo Hartmann made the series Collective Landscape about Laura Govers’ research.
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