Symposium Migratory birds under pressure

Geese Colonising New Land
© Aija Lehikoinen / Kees Schreven

Symposium Migratory birds under pressure


On Thursday 7 September 2023 our Animal Ecology department is organising a symposium on migratory birds under pressure, followed by the PhD thesis defence of Kees Schreven the next day.

Migratory birds under pressure will be chaired by Prof Bart Nolet (NIOO & University of Amsterdam).


  • 14:30 – 15:15 How bleak or bright is the future of migrant birds?
    Christiaan Both (University of Groningen)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Break
  • 15:30 – 16:15 Birds of three worlds: year-round tracking of the elusive Taiga bean geese informs conservation and management
    Toni Laaksonen (University of Turku, Finland)
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Break
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Geese colonising New Land: causes and mechanisms of range expansion in an Arctic breeding migrant
    Kees Schreven (NIOO & University of Amsterdam)
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Drinks

Friday 8 October: PhD Thesis defence by Kees Schreven will start at 11:00 at the University of Amsterdam.