Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
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  • Behavioural ecology of birds
  • Annual schedules of wild animals
  • Environmentally mediated life-history adjustments
  • Movement ecology, FLightR package for analysis of solar geolocation data
  • Social information use in colonial geese

Dr. Julia Karagicheva


Research interests

I am a quantitative ecologist with a broad fieldwork experience. I have received a rather classical broad biological education at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. However, my bachelors, masters and PhD projects were dedicated to behavioural ecology of barnacle geese Branta leucopsis in the Russian Arctic. Thanks to my not very straightforward post-graduate career, I am experienced in switching between research areas and species.

I am curious about processes at any level, from an organism to ecosystem. And I particularly wonder, how animals use all kinds of information to keep up with ever changing environments. What happens when usually predictable seasonal cycles suddenly change their patterns? Which life-history strategies allow faster adaptations to these changes? How can life histories be adjusted? These are not just theoretical questions. Answering them is essential also for applied ecologists. And I find it important that fundamental research eventually facilitates efficient conservation.






Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage or on Google Scholar

You can download all my publications on ResearchGate



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Tuesday 17 December 2019
Catching birds at the Bijagós Archipelo in Guinea-Bissau
This story describes the first of several bird catches made by researchers from the NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Roeland Bom) and the University of Aveiro (José Alves and Afonso Rocha) in the Bijagós Archipelago between 11 and 28…
Monday 15 October 2018
Waddenzee sleutel tot succes rosse grutto
De hoeveelheid voedsel in de Waddenzee bepaalt of rosse grutto's met succes op en neer kunnen vliegen naar hun broedgebied in Siberië. Tot die conclusie komen NIOZ-onderzoeker dr. Eldar Rakhimberdiev en collega’s in het jongste nummer van het…

NIOZ publications