Professor Emeritus (PhD)
Executive Director of the Chair of Animal Ecology
Main research interests
Breeding ecology and habitat relations of forest passerines, physiological and behavioural ecology, plumage bacterial communities in birds, etc. Earlier studied seabird ecology (in terns and gulls), ecological morphology of avian eggs and distribution of land snails in Estonia.
Winner of the National Science Award 2002 (with P. Hõrak, T. Tammaru and I. Ots).
Teaching at university
Teaches ethology and behavioural ecology courses, gives lectures on scientific methodology and scientific presentation art, is responsible for the PhD curriculum in zoology and hydrobiology and coordinates teaching of specal disciplines for Master and PhD students. He has supervised 8 PhD theses and 9 MSc theses.