Gabriel Norevik

affiliated with the university


Research interests

Being a keen bird ringer, I have joined several projects that have given me the opportunity to meet migratory birds in various parts of their annual cycle. This has stimulated my fascination in migratory birds´ ability to perform the often continent-wide movements. I am further interested in how the birds time these movements with other important parts of their annual cycle such as reproduction and feather moult.

My PhD project focuses on the movement ecology of aerial insectivorous birds such as swifts Apodidae and nightjars Caprimulgidae. Being specialized in catching their main prey in the air, swifts and nightjars would have the ability to continually exploit the surroundings for food availability while flying. This opportunistic way of living may enhance the use of a fly-and-forage strategy during migration as an alternative to the flight-stopover strategy commonly used among migratory birds. Aerial food resources are on the other hand likely fluctuating with environmental factors such as temperature and precipitation in the areas the birds visit. By using data from individually tracked swifts and nightjars, the annual movement in space and time will be described on an individual and population level. Further, I will analyse the spatiotemporal variation in the annual movement within and between individuals and evaluate the relative importance of environmental factors. On this project I work with Susanne Åkesson and Anders Hedenström.

Recent research outputs

Susanne Åkesson, Phil W. Atkinson, Ana Bermejo, Javier de la Puente, Mauro Ferri, Chris M. Hewson, Jan Holmgren, Erich Kaiser, Lyndon Kearsley, Raymond H.G. Klaassen, Heikki Kolunen, Gittan Matsson, Fausto Minelli, Gabriel Norevik, Hannu Pietiäinen, Navinder J. Singh, Fernando Spina, Lukas Viktora & Anders Hedenström, 2020 Oct, In : Evolution. 74, 10, p. 2377-2391 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ruben Evens, Céline Kowalczyk, Gabriel Norevik, Eddy Ulenaers, Batmunkh Davaasuren, Soddelgerekh Bayargur, Tom Artois, Susanne Åkesson, Anders Hedenström, Felix Liechti, Mihai Valcu & Bart Kempenaers, 2020 Jul, In : Ecology and Evolution. 10, 14, p. 7106-7116 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Åkesson, Tom Artois, Natalie Beenaerts, Greg Conway, Brian Cresswell, Ruben Evens, Ian Henderson, Frédéric Jiguet & Anders Hedenström, 2020 Feb, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 89, 2, p. 635-646 12 p.

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