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Mediterranean Gulls in Sivash, Ukraine. This wetland is used by over 4 million migratory birds each year
Mediterranean Gulls in Sivash, Ukraine. This wetland is used by over 4 million migratory birds each year

Internal News - 11 July 2006

Researcher wins prestigious Fellowship at Harvard

Dr Tamás Székely from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry has been awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University, USA.

Dr Székely will begin the Sarah & Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in October, for one year.

His duties as part of the Fellowship will include teaching one course and giving lectures in conservation biology, as well as research and collaboration with members of the Harvard community.

“The idea of Fellowship is to work on wetland bird conservation,” said Dr Székely.

“Wetlands are globally endangered and I hope to reveal what are the factors that lead to this. The Fellowships gives an excellent opportunity to visit major wetlands and carry out research in situ.

“I also plan to research how social behaviour may predispose some birds to higher endangerment than others. This is not only an academically challenging issue, but also essential given the major biodiversity loss we are currently witnessing.”

To find out more about the University's BioDiversity Lab visit its web page in the related links section.

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