Why some Herring Gulls stay where they are, while others move around
About the author
Susanne van Donk is a behavioural ecologist interested in why animals differ in their behaviour and what this means in terms of fitness. She is currently working as a postdoc scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research where she worked on breeding and foraging ecology of Herring Gulls breeding on the island of Texel for her PhD. More specifically, she examines whether differences in foraging strategies among gulls are reflected in breeding success and energy budgets of the parents and whether gulls with different strategies respond differently to changes.