Dr. Yachang Cheng

IMPRS Alumni
Department of Migration
Research Group Flack

Main Focus

Movement ecology of waterbirds

Countless waterbirds constantly move around the world, and it is always a fascinating phenomenon for both public and researchers. However, when and where the waterbird decide to move, how they survive in an ever-changing environment, and what the fitness consequences of their movement behavior are, is still not clear. By using the rapidly developing bio-telemetry techniques, I’m currently undertaking a PhD project on determining the causes and consequences of movement in waterbirds in relation to environmental parameters, such as wind, and in relation to internal parameters such as hormones or energy state.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Sep 2015 to date: Doctoral student, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
  • Sep 2012 – Jul 2015 MSc, College of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, China
  • Sep.2008 – Jul.2012 BSc, College of Wildlife Resource, Northeast Forestry University, China
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