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N. Dejid

Movement Ecology Group

Nandintsetseg Dejid

Ph.D. student

7-3.10: BIODIVERSITY AND AREA DYNAMICS OF VERTEBRATES

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.

Contact
Phone: +49 (0) 151 21320400
E-Mail Nandintsetseg.Dejid@senckenberg.de