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2-year postdoc on colonial birds in Italy

Jacopo G. Cecere, March 7, 2019

I will soon be advertising a 2 year postdoc to work with Diego Rubolini (University of Milan) and me (Jacopo G. Cecere - ISPRA) on movement ecology of colonial birds (shearwaters and lesser kestrel). Contact me asap by email ( if you are interested in hearing more.


The postdoc will mainly work on foraging activity (i.e. movement ecology during breeding period) in relation to both environmental and individual characteristics, taking into account advantages and disadvantages of breeding in colony. There will also be the possibility to work on migratory movements of lesser kestrel (GPS data) and Scopoli’s shearwater (GLS data).

The postdoc will be based at ISPRA, in Ozzano dell’Emilia, near Bologna (Italy), but we do not exclude the possibility of working at home for some periods.


GPS-data analysis with R; Leading manuscripts; Fieldwork, mainly GPS-tagging; Coordination of master students

We are thus looking for an enthusiastic candidate able to reliably work independently as well as in a team. Collaborations with other reasearch teams or labs are very welcome.