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Jan van Gils appointed as professor at RUG
29 October 2020Jan van Gils, with a particular focus on the red knot, is appointed as honorary professor Global Change Ecology of Migrant Shorebirds at University of Groningen.
Oil leakage in Siberia. Are the red knots in danger?
8 June 2020The research team is very concerned about the red knots flying to Siberia. There, 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked from a tank into a river. Jan van Gils on RTL Nieuws
Fieldwork in times of Corona: social distance
3 June 2020Social distancing is easy on the wide and open tidal flats of the Wadden Sea. Tim Oortwijn and Tini Katz following the satellite-tagged knots. Photo: Tim
Satellite-tagged red knots will cross borders this Spring
2 June 2020The birds have been caught by the VICI-team of Jan van Gils in collaboration with Jutta Leyrer (NABU), in order to study the effects of Arctic warming on red knots.
Individual bird found by same researcher three times
30 April 2020What are the odds: same individual bird ‘Yellow-Green’ found by same researcher three times, 8,500 kilometres apart. 'A perfect example of a future knot'.
Incredible connections on day 1 of Banc d'Arguin expedition
21 November 2019De Vries,Loos and De Monte discover Red Knot Y2YGYG, a male captured (with one chick) by Ten Horn and Van Gils at Knipovich Bay, Taymir, Russia, 18 July 2019!
Migratory birds are worse off in West Africa
29 October 2019New article by Jeroen Reneerkens on migratory sandpipers breeding in Greenland who choose te spend the winter in West Africa have a lower change of survival.
Jan van Gils receives NWO-Vici grant for bird research
26 February 2019With this Vici grant, Jan van Gils' research team focuses on the ecological consequences of a warming North Pole on long-distance migratory birds.
Global warming Russian tundra hits red knot chicks
13 August 2018At the end of May 2018, researchers left for the Russian peninsula Taimyr, the breeding ground of migratory birds. Last collected data in this area: 25 years ago.