Recently it has been discovered that Black Larks, living on the Eurasian steppes in Kazakhstan, transport dung to their nests to build large 'pavements' . Weird and almost dirty behaviour, but what is the use of it? This spring a team of researchers from the Universities of Wageningen and M√ľnster and the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK) will try to answer this question, doing fieldwork in the Korgalzhyn area in Kazakhstan. On this blog we will post on our findings and adventures.

Friday, 12 April 2013

More funding received and publicising our project

We recently heard that the Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V. (DO-G) has provided us with funding for our fieldwork, for which we are very grateful. We now have enough funding for two months of fieldwork and analysis afterwards! A summary of the study will appear in the next issue of Vogelwarte, the German journal of DO-G.

See also here for a well-received recent report about the project on Birdguides. Feel free to comment!

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