The CAPS is a partnership of five organisations. It is led by a committee, in which all these organisations are represented, and supported by a coordinator. By combining the knowledge of volunteers and researchers in population models, the CAPS can explain developments in the numbers and distribution of various species and, based on this, provide practical advice.
“To develop sound bird conservation policies and to implement effective conservation and mitigation measures, it is increasingly urgent to fully understand the dynamics of bird populations, and how bird survival, reproduction and population trends are affected by anthropogenic changes.” Read moreDr. Janske van de Crommenacker – BirdLife Netherlands
“The main focus of my research is the impact of environmental drivers on spatial population dynamics. I want to understand how ecological and evolutionary processes at the individual level integrate and scale-up to population dynamics”. Read moreDr. ir. Eelke Jongejans – Radboud University
Dr. Henk P. van der Jeugd (1966) graduated from Groningen University in 1991, and obtained his PhD from Uppsala University in Sweden in 1999, working on ‘life-history decisions in a changing environment – a long-term study of the Baltic barnacle goose population’. Read moreDr. Henk P. van der Jeugd – Avian Migration Centre
“Together with researchers within CAPS I work on habitat selection, food ecology, energy management, population dynamics and migratory behavior of birds. Within CAPS there is extensive experience with inventories, ring research, radio telemetry, radar studies on migration and flight behavior, sampling of food supply, ecophysiology and energetics.” Read moreDr. Hans Schekkerman – Sovon
“In my work on movement and population ecology of waterfowl, I try to scale up from processes acting at the individual level to patterns observable at the population level. In doing so, I try to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research.” Read moreProf. dr. Bart A. Nolet – NIOO