Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Christine Beardsworth


Research Interests

As of 1st May I have started a post-doc with Allert Bijleveld working on the movement ecology of red knots using the WATLAS system. My interests are quite broad, but I am particularly interested in how individual differences influence movement and foraging behaviour.

I have recently finished my PhD which I did with Joah Madden at the University of Exeter, where I worked to understand how individual differences in spatial cognition influenced different aspects of movement ecology. My study species was the pheasant and after testing juveniles on various cognitive tests, I tracked their movements in the wild, first with RFID but later with an ATLAS system, similar to the one at NIOZ.







Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage.

You can download all my publications on ResearchGate.


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Linked blogs

Monday 13 July 2020
WATLAS fieldwork 2020 | Tracking Shorebirds in the Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea is an important and unique site for many shorebirds. By tracking shorebirds, we study how shorebirds move with the tide, on which intertidal mudflats they feed, and how long they stay in the Wadden Sea on their migratory journeys. This…