Wetlands Lake IJsselmeer
Common terns in the IJsselmeer area
The IJsselmeer region is internationally important for fish-eating water birds. The habitat is unfortunately under pressure due to the current infrastructure and human use. The common tern is a good indicator of the quality of the area. In our study we provide an overview of recent trends and the breeding success of common terns in the IJsselmeer region. We evaluate the success of breeding islands on population development, but also on reproduction. Common terns raised many young in 2017, but they are not successful every year. We present measures and identify gaps in knowledge. The study was commissioned by Vogelbescherming Nederland.
Lowland Ecology Network
The Lowland Ecology Network is a network of freelancers who focus on ecological research, advice and communication. The emphasis is on nature protection of wetlands at home and abroad. Each participant has specific expertise and as a network we can respond fast and quickly solve complex issues. We are wel connected with experts on subjects such as photography / film, design and nature legislation.
Jan van der Winden
Jan van der Winden Ecology, Research & consultancy
Peter van Horssen
Martin Poot Ecology