Quantification of farmland birds in diversified Dutch, arable cropping systems and monocultural arable cropping systems

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Quantification of farmland birds in diversified Dutch, arable cropping systems and monocultural arable cropping systems

In this project you will contribute to research on arable birds, in agricultural landscapes by quantifying birds’ preferences.

WUR has started several experiments (field scale) across the Netherlands on cropping systems diversification, one located at the Field Lab for Agroecology and technology in Lelystad. In this project we intend to quantify birds’ in diversified cropping systems across the Netherlands using standard bird census protocols from the Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology SOVON. During the breeding season, you will visit fields of a diverse range of arable farmers, in the provinces of Gelderland, Utrecht, Flevoland and Groningen and map breeding farmland birds in low diversity arable fields and high diversity arable fields.

Requirements: knowledge on system analysis, system thinking, agroecology and knowledge of farmland bird monitoring

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Student level MSc (thesis)
Start date January 2019
Duration 6 months
Location Lelystad, Wageningen, Almere
Compensation Ridesharing from/to Wageningen is possible

For additional information about the main project continue to beterbodembeheer.nl.