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Prof. Dr. Franz Bairlein

Curriculum Vitae
1959-1963primary school
1963-1973secondary school (gymnasium)
1973-1977University of Konstanz: study of biology, chemistry, physics
1977-1980University of Konstanz: postgraduate study in biology
1980Dr. rer. nat. in Biology
Professional experience and positions
1980-1982postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioural Physiology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell
1982-1987research and teaching assistant, Dept. Zoology, Physiological Ecology Section, University of Cologne
1986 Habilitation and "venia legendi" in zoology at University of Cologne
1987-1990Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft) and assistant professor in zoology at the University of Cologne
1988sabbatical at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, USA
1990--Director of Institut für Vogelforschung "Vogelwarte Helgoland", Wilhelmshaven
1991Habilitation in zoology and ecology at University of Oldenburg
1992Professor of Zoology, University of Oldenburg
2015Visiting Professor, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India
2015Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
2017Adjunct Professor, Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Research expeditions
1981-1989Algerian Sahara: Trans-Sahara bird migration
1994--Morocco: Stopover ecology of passerine migrants
1994-2002Ivory Coast: Wintering ecology of Palaearctic migrants
1999-2000Nigeria: Stopover ecology of passerine migrants
2003Endemic birds of French Polynesia
2008--Alaskan and Canadian Arctic: Migration of Northern Wheatear
1985"Heinz-Meier-Leibnitz-Preis" for Ecophysiology of the German Research Council (DFG)
1987Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council (DFG)
1991"Ornithologen-Preis" of the German Ornithologists' Society (Deutschen Ornithologen- Gesellschaft)
2001Witherby Memorial Lecture, British Trust for Ornithology
2002Honorary President (Patron) of Merseyside Ringing Group, Cheshire, UK
2004Corresponding Fellow American Ornithologists' Union
2009Media Award for Meteorology 2009, Category Best Print: "Climate Change and Weather - consequences for Wilhelmshaven as well".
2010Award of Oldenburgische Landschaft
2012    Konrad Lorenz Medal
2015Honorary President of German Ornithologists’ Society (Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft)
2015Marsh Award for International Ornithology, Marsh Christian Trust and British Trust for Ornithology
2019Honorary Board Member European Union for Bird Ringing
2019Max Planck Fellow of the Max Planck Society at Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Boards & Committees
past (finished)
1984-1988Member of the Working Group "Conservation of Wild Birds" at the European Commission
1984-1988Member of the Working Group "Migratory Birds Programme" of the International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, England.
1988-1997Member of the Research Council of the Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (1994-97 Chair)
1991-1997Member of the Scientific Board of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft
1992-2001Member of the Board of the European Union for Bird Ringing (EURING).
1992-2007Chair of jury "Vauk-Förderpreis Forschung für Naturschutz"
1994-1997Chairman European Science Foundation Network "Songbird Migration"
1994-2011Chair of jury "Wilhelmshaven-Preis für Meeresforschung"
1996-2000Member of the Advisory Board (Fachausschuss) of Zoology of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
1998-2001Member of the Advisory Board for the "National Park Lower Saxony Wadden Sea"
1999-2004Member of the Advisory Board of the German Zoological Society
1999-2004Member of the Evaluation Expert Group for Key Action 5 of the Quality of Life RTD Programme of the European Commission
2000-2005Chairman European Science Foundation Scientific Programme "Optimality in Bird Migration"
2000-2004Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of Biology and Chair of the Advisory Board of Zoology of the DFG
2000-2004Member of the Expert Group for Birds for the revision of the Council of Europe Convention ETS123 Appendix A for birds
2001-2005Member of the Council of the European Ornithologists Union (EOU)
2002-2012President Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V. (German Ornithologists' Society)
2002-2006Secretary-General of the 24th International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg 2006
2005-2007Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of “Deutscher Jagdschutzverband”
2006-2008Advisor for Nature Conservation of the Lower Saxony Minister of Economics and Trade
2010-2014President of the "International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU)"
2012-2014Member UNEP CMS Working Group on Migratory Landbirds in the African/Eurasian Region
2013       Member jury Max-Planck Research Award 2013
2014-2018Immediate Past-President of the “International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU)”
2007-2019President of the "European Union for Bird Ringing (EURING)"
1991--Board of Directors “Der Mellumrat – Naturschutz- und Forschungsgemeinschaft“
1995--Member of the Advisory Board of the “Oldenburger Landesverein”
1998--Member of the International Ornithological Committee
2002--Member of jury “Forschungspreis der Deutschen Wildtierstiftung”
2002--Member of jury “Oldenburger Preis für Regionalforschung“
2002--Member of the Advisory Board of “Gerd-Möller-Stiftung”, Wilhelmshaven
2002--Member of the Board of “Nordwestdeutsche Universitätsgesellschaft”, Wilhelmshaven
2003--Member of the Board of the Foundation „Vogelmonitoring Deutschland“
2007--Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of „Oldenburgische Landschaft“
2011--Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of “Natureum Niederelbe” (Chair since 2016)
2012--Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of “Society of Species Conservation and Aviculture”
2012--Member Advisory Board of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative
2014--Member “Red Kite Conservation Panel”, Landcare Germany
2014--Member of the Scientific Council of the Bavarian Society for the Protection of Birds
2014--Member of the UNEP_CMS Steering Group on the “African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan”
2015--Member of the Advisory Board “Bird Monitoring in African Biosphere Reserves”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
2015--Member of the Advisory Board “DFG-FID Biodiversitätsforschung”
2017--Member of BfN/NABU “AfriBiRds Project Advisory Committee”
2018--Member of Scientific Advisory Board “EU-LIFE MagniDucatusAcrola”-Project
2019--Scientific Advisory Board “UNESCO World Heritage Visitor Centre Wattenmeerhaus”
2019--Scientific Advisory Board “Animal Guards”, Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA)
2019--Board of Directors, Deutscher Rat für Vogelschutz
Editorial duties
1980-1984Editor-in-Chief Ber. Dtsch. Sektion Intern. Rat Vogelschutz
1998--Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ornithology
2012-2019Co-Editor Movement Ecology
2017-2018Co-Editor Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Editorial Boards: Vogelwarte (1990-2004), Oecologia (1991-1997), Ringing & Migration (1991--), Zoology (1992-1999), Vogelwelt (1992-2000), Avian Ecology and Behaviour (1999--), Zoology & Ecology (2005--), Der Falke (2015--).

Reviewing of research and grant proposals
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit; Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst; Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes; Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt; Croatian Science Foundation; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour; National Environmental Research Council UK; National Science Foundation USA; Israel Science Foundation; National Geographic; National Research Foundation South Africa; Belgium Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs; German-Israeli-Foundation; United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation; Smithsonian Institution USA; National Geographic; Netherlands Council for Earth and Life Sciences; Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften; Österreichischer Nationalfonds; Schweizerischer Nationalfond zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung; University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Universiti Putra, Malaysia; National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Science, Astana, Kazakhstan; The Icelandic Research Fund.

Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, British Ecological Society, British Ornithologist’ Union, British Trust for Ornithology, Ecological Society of America, American Ornithologist Union, Cooper Ornithological Society USA, Wilson Ornithological Society USA, Association of Field Ornithologists USA, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Vogelkunde, New York Academy of Science, and various regional ornithological societies in Germany and Europe, respectively.