I am Professor and Principle Investigator in the bird ecology research group at the School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China. My research targets birds living on China’s coastal wetlands, especially waterbirds and saltmarsh birds, focusing on habitat ecology, migration ecology, and conservation biology.

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Zhijun Ma with a Great Knot

I collaborate with Theunis focusing on the stopover ecology of migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Many shorebirds have suffered rapid population declines mainly due to loss and degradation of their critical stopover habitats in the Yellow Sea. My study focuses on detecting the spatio-temporal dynamics of migratory shorebirds in the Yellow Sea, exploring the response of shorebirds to the loss and degradation of stopover sites, as well as seeking for conservation strategy.

 

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Team of Zhijun Ma at the 13th Chinese Ornithological Congress, Hefei, China

For detailed information about my work, see my personal website.