Projects per year
Wouter Courtens has been working as an ornithologist in the seabird team of the Institute for Nature and Forest Research (INBO) since 2003. This team studies the occurrence of seabirds at sea and the influence of human activities (such as wind turbines, oil pollution and plastics) and food availability on seabird populations. The research also includes the monitoring of coastal breeding birds (such as gulls and terns) and of the population dynamics, food ecology and habitat use of these species. Initially these were mainly Belgian projects, but in the meantime a lot of research is being done in the Netherlands as well. Wouter also has extensive expertise in breeding bird monitoring, including long-term projects around meadow, marsh and reed birds.
- Species and biotopes
EWI Biomedical sciences
- fieldwork (observations and sampling)
- statistics and modelling
- Birds Directive
- protected Flemish nature
- special areas of conservation
- Natura 2000
- conservation goals
- West Flanders
Courtens, W., Verstraete, H., Stienen, E. & De Baets, B., Jan-2021, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-articleOpen AccessFile16 Downloads (Pure)
Attracted to the outside: a meso-scale response pattern of lesser black-backed gulls at an offshore wind farm revealed by GPS telemetryVanermen, N., Courtens, W., Daelemans, R., Lens, L., Müller, W., Van De Walle, M., Verstraete, H. & Stienen, E., Mar-2020, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 10 p., doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz199.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article4 Downloads (Pure)
Courtens, W. & Stienen, E., Jun-2020, Wageningen UR. 183 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Report not published by INBOOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Courtens, W. & Fijn, R., 24-Dec-2020, In : Limosa (Amsterdam). 93, p. 173-179 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A2: Article in a journal with peer review, not included in A1Open AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Courtens, W., Van Daele, T., Verschelde, P., Stienen, E. & Fijn, R., 1-Mar-2020, 30 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Report not published by INBOOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
Verstraete, H. (Creator), Courtens, W. (Creator), Daelemans, R. (Creator), Van De Walle, M. (Creator), Vanermen, N. (Creator), Desmet, P. (Creator), Stienen, E. (Creator), Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, 29-Oct-2020
Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding at the southern North Sea coast
Stienen, E. (Creator), Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, 18-Jun-2014