Research Fields

My research covers wildlife and wetland ecology and management.

I have particularly focused my research on game species with special emphasis on Anatidae. I have studied their ecology (from foraging ecology to habitat use) on their wintering, staging and breeding ground in Europe.

I am studying the mechanisms that drive their population dynamic, their habitat choice and their habitat quality in order to provide management and monitoring tools to managers and decision makers.

My current projects focus on the impact of anthropogenic and natural changes on the population dynamic of  waterbirds, their food chain and water quality.

Looking for a post doc opportunity? Would you like to join the DISRUPT team to work on endocrine disrupting chemicals in waterbirds?

Apply to Turku Collegium for Science, Medicine and Technology – Call for Applications Autumn 2022

deadline the 15th of January!!


Looking for an internship or Master thesis ? 

Contact me for more information.


As part of the DISRUPT project, I am gathering sightings of female waterbirds with male plumage, but also broken bills. Contact me if you made such observation, please provide the location, date, and if possible a picture of the bird.



(c) Alain Caizergues