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Adriaan Dokter

Adriaan Dokter is an ecologist with a background in physics and an interest in animal movement and foraging ecology. His research bridges the disciplines of physics, meteorology, computer science, and ecology.

At Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, Adriaan currently studies the migration corridors of small songbirds in the contiguous U.S.

After receiving a PhD at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam, Adriaan held postdoc positions at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the University of Amsterdam, and Netherlands Meteorological Institute. As a postdoc he studied how Black-bellied Brent Geese prepare for their migration to Russia; how Eurasian Oystercatchers exploit their intertidal habitat; and how the Common Swift spends nearly its entire life on the wing.

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