Birds freely cross political boundaries and so international cooperation is vital for research and conservation. EURING promotes international collaboration on all aspects of scientific bird ringing, particularly in Europe and along the Eurasian African flyway. Our work includes collaborative research, data sharing and scientific meetings.
Advances in modelling demographic processes
The proceedings of the EURING 2017 Analytical Meeting and Workshop have been published as a special issue of Methods in Ecology and Evolution and Ecology and Evolution. Edited by Rob Robinson and Beth Gardner these proceedings bring together a series of 16 papers demonstrating cutting edge statistical methods and their application to a range of issues relevant to data from bird ringing and related ecological fields. Topics covered include mark-recapture and mark-recovery analysis, integrated population modelling, movement analyses and occupancy modelling. More information on this highly productive series of conferences is available here.
Flyway-scale migration Atlas started
EURING is delighted to announce the start of work on the Eurasian African Bird Migration Atlas which is being developed and compiled by EURING on behalf of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The atlas will combine EURING data on ring recoveries with tracking data from Movebank and other sources. The main outputs will be presented on-line and the project is also expected to lead to a number of high profile scientific papers. Work started in September 2018 and we plan to complete the project in 2021. Find out more on the Migration Atlas web pages.
The EURING Data Bank – a critical tool for continental-scale studies of marked birds
This review paper, published in the July 2016 issue of the journal Ringing & Migration, provides a comprehensive overview of the services provided by the EDB and of its research achievements and potential. International collaborative research supported by the EDB has covered a wide range of topics including migration and movements, hunting, mortality causes, disease transmission, population dynamics and dispersal. Read the paper here. EURING welcomes applications to use EDB data. Visit the EDB pages to find out more.