Dr. Elham Nourani

Abteilung für Tierwanderungen
Forschungsgruppe Safi
Konstanz - Bücklestraße


My research focuses on how species interact with their environment when moving for different purposes and how responding to environmental conditions has shaped optimal movement strategies. I am particularly interested in approaching these questions with a focus on ontogeny and age differences. My study systems mostly include migratory soaring birds. 

I am also interested in macro-ecology and global change, particularly understanding how global change will influence movement patterns and predicting how species will respond to such changes at various scales.


  • Feb 2021~ : DAAD PRIME fellow, University of Konstanz (Germany), Swansea University (UK), and Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany)
  • Oct 2018-Jan 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell, Germany
  • Jan-Aug 2018: Director of research and monitoring, Tarlan Ornithological Society, Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 2014-Sep 2017: PhD in Environmental Science, Evaluating the future impacts of climate change on the movement of migratory birds, with Noriyuki Yamaguchi, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Apr-Sep 2014: Research student, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • 2011-2014: MSc Environmental Science, University of Tehran, Iran
  • 2007-2011: BSc Environmental Science, University of Tehran, Iran
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