Bart Kranstauber joins our team

• Bart Kranstauber

This summer I joined the GloBAM team as post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics of the University of Amsterdam. Here I will investigate how the environment influences the migration of birds using weather radar.

I am a movement ecologist interested in the distributions and movements of animals and how these are influenced by the environment. To investigate this I use and develop computational tools, for example the R package “move”. During my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology I have both investigated bird migrations and developed models for space use. Before starting in Amsterdam I have investigated the movements of meerkats at the University of Zurich. Most of my work has focused on individually tracked animals. Now I am excited by the possibilities of using weather radar to investigate movements across the airspace.

More information on my research can be found on this Google Scholar page.