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My key role is to design scientific analyses and identify the mechanisms and causes of changes in population sizes of a range of bird species.


My current work programme involves raptors and nutcrackers, but in previous roles I worked mostly on seabirds, shorebirds, and a variety of invasive species that threaten the biodiversity of islands.


Besides conducting research, I also provide training in data management and analysis, and numerous field skills for many of the partners I work with. 


Steffen Oppel teaching field assistants Alice Forrest and Angus Donaldson


2005 - 2008

University of Alaska Fairbanks

PhD, Wildlife Biology

1998 - 2003

University of Oldenburg, Germany

MSc, Landscape Ecology


Besides being outdoors and active (cycling, hiking, birdwatching, splitboarding) I also try to play some sports (floorball, ultimate frisbee), but mostly at a casual rather than a competitive level. 


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