MIGRATE

Where do the birds go? Multi-isotopic tracing of European-breeding migratory birds

 Coordinatore VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG 

 Organization address address: De Boelelaan 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Hetty
Cognome: De Wilde
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 598 7250
Fax: +31 20 598 9950

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 158˙300 €
 EC contributo 158˙300 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-1-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-02-15   -   2010-02-14

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

 Organization address address: De Boelelaan 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Hetty
Cognome: De Wilde
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 598 7250
Fax: +31 20 598 9950

NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 0.00

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environment    africa    climate    breeding    wintering    isotopic    isotope    birds    locations    bird    delta    collected    migration    sr    pb    feathers    monitor    routes    migratory   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'In order to quantify the effects of climate change and habitat destruction on bird migration routes, we require a reliable and non-fatal method of locating the end-points of migratory birds. There is also a vital need to accurately establish the origins of migratory birds to better monitor and control the dispersion of zoonotic diseases, such as avian flu. Traditional bird ringing methods have very low recovery rates and radio-satellite transmitters are only suitable for large-size bird species. This multi-disciplinary project is designed to test the veracity of combined state-of-the-art radiogenic (Sr-Pb) and stable (δD-δ18O- δ13C-δ15N) isotope analysis of bird feathers to monitor migration. Feathers are keratine-based tissues that are inert after growth and their isotopic signature will record a signal indicative of the environment of their production. We will study European-breeding Pied and Collared Flycatchers that migrate to Africa in winter. Feathers have been collected from 23 different sites across Europe during the breeding season and by sampling different parts of the plumage, feathers produced on both breeding and wintering grounds are collected simultaneously. To ground-truth the multi-isotope approach, we will undertake a detailed study of feathers from the island of Gotland (Sweden), which has a varied but well mapped geology. The isotopic signatures of feathers will be compared to environment indicators such as rainwater, soils, bird prey and vegetation. This will determine which environmental proxies best correlate with the bird feathers and the spatial/geographical resolution of Sr-Pb isotope ratios. Subsequently, studies of feathers from Europe will establish if the technique can distinguish breeding European locations and constrain the wintering locations in Africa. This will allow future study of the extent of climate change induced variation in migration routes by comparing the isotopic composition of new and existing feather collections.'

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