N. Dejid

Movement Ecology Group

Nandintsetseg Dejid

Ph.D. student


Fields of interest

My research interests focus on habitat selection and movement ecology of large mammalian herbivores. I am studying their long-distance movement behaviour and the effect of infrastructure-driven development on these movements in desert, semi-desert and steppe ecosystems in Mongolia. Mongolia has some of the largest remaining grassland and desert ecosystems that are critical habitat for khulan (Equus hemionus), goitered gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa) and Mongolian gazelles (Procapra gutturosa). In the past decade, however, large-scale mining projects for coal, copper and gold as well as infrastructure-based economic development projects have emerged in Mongolia’s drylands. These developments often pose barriers to animal movements and threaten their survival. I aim to better understand how mammalian herbivores react to barriers and how the detrimental effects of anthropgenic develoments in one of the last big migration systems can be mitigated.

Publication list

Tucker, M.A.,..., Nandintsetseg, D.,..., & Mueller, T. (115 authors). 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science, 359:466-469

Nandintsetseg, D., Kaczensky, P., Ganbaatar, O., Leimgruber, P., Mueller, T., 2016. Spatiotemporal habitat dynamics of ungulates in unpredictable environments: The khulan (Equus hemionus) in the Mongolian Gobi desert as a case study. Biological Conservation 204, 313–321

Schoenecker, K.A., King, R.B., Nordquist, M.K., Nandintsetseg, D., Cao, Q., 2016. Habitat and Diet of Equids. In: Ransom, J.I and Kaczensky, P. Wild Equids: Ecology, managemment, and conservation. A book. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, pp. 41-57.

Batsaikhan, N., Buuveibaatar, B., Chimed, B., Enkhtuya, O., Galbrakh, D., Ganbaatar, O., Lkhagvasuren, B., Nandintsetseg, D., Berger, J., Calabrese, J.M., Edwards, A.E., Fagan, W.F., Fuller, T.K., Heiner, M., Ito, T.Y., Kaczensky, P., Leimgruber, P., Lushchekina, A., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Mueller, T., Murray, M.G., Olson, K.A., Reading, R., Schaller, G.B., Stubbe, A., Stubbe, M., Walzer, C., Von Wehrden, H., Whitten, T., 2014. Conserving the World’s Finest Grassland Amidst Ambitious National Development. Conservation Biology 0, 1–4

Contact details and additional Information

Phone: +49 (0)69 7542 1876
Email: nandintsetseg.dejid@senckenberg.de