Batbayar Galtbalt

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Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Marcel Klaassen
Graeme Hays

Thesis title
Weather and climate change effects on avian migrants

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

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

Galtbalt, B., Batbayar, N., Sukhbaatar, T. et al. (2022). Differences in on-ground and aloft conditions explain seasonally different migration paths in Demoiselle crane. Mov Ecol 10, 4. DOI.

Galtbalt, B., A. Lilleyman, J. T. Coleman, C. Cheng, Z. Ma, D. I. Rogers, B. K. Woodworth, R. A. Fuller, S. T. Garnett, and M. Klaassen. (2021). Far eastern curlew and whimbrel prefer flying low – wind support and good visibility appear only secondary factors in determining migratory flight altitude. Movement Ecology 9:32.

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.