Batbayar Galtbalt

Email bgaltbalt@deakin.edu.au
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Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Marcel Klaassen
Graeme Hays

Thesis title
Responses in breeding performance and migratory behaviour of Demoiselle (Anthropoides virgo) and White-naped crane (Antigone vipio) to a changing environment

Research interests
1. Movement ecology
2. Avian migration
3. Breeding ecology of birds
4. Population limitations
5. Effect of climate change on the wildlife population

Career
2018 – Current: PhD candidate at Deakin University, Australia
2015 – 2018: Wildlife Ecologist at Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia (WSCC)
2014: Internship, DNA analysis of Saker falcon (Falco cherrug) via Microsatellite PCR, Cardiff University
2012 – 2015: Manager for the Saker falcon conservation project in Mongolia
2011: Internship at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
2008 – 2011: Coordinator at the ZSL’s Steppe Forward Programme in Mongolia
2006 – 2008: Master of Science (Ecology), National University of Mongolia. Studied the community structure of the Passeriformes in Gobi desert
2005: Field assistant for research project “The Dynamics of biodiversity loss and permafrost melt in Lake Huvsgul national park”
2002 – 2006: Bachelor of Science, National University of Mongolia

Key publications
Dixon, A., M. L. Rahman, B. Galtbalt, A. Gunga, B. Sugarsaikhan, and N. Batbayar. (2017). Avian electrocution rates associated with density of active small mammal holes and power-pole mitigation: Implications for the conservation of Threatened raptors in Mongolia. Journal for Nature Conservation 36:14-19.