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Kamran Safi

  • Head of computational ecology
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology
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Research interests

Macroecology and evolution

About

The interface between theoretical and empirical research with a deep interest in the methodological and statistical aspects of biology is what I am currently mostly working on. I am interested in the relationship between diversity measures and spatial patterns of life history traits and the traces of evolutionary biogeography in current species assemblages. My research includes tight collaborations with the Zoological Society of London (mainly with Dr. Kate E. Jones) where I have been appointed a honoury research fellow. Despite having become more or less a macroecologist I still maintain a strong interest in (bat) behaviour and ecology where I actually did my PhD in. As a behavioural ecologist I am interested in the evolution of sociality in absence of reproduction and the effect of information transfer on foraging efficiency and thus the evolution of social aggregations. Most of the bat related projects are done in collaboration with Dr. Dina Dechmann.

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Co-authors (292)

Publications (5)

  • Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements

    • Tucker M
    • Böhning-Gaese K
    • Fagan W
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  • Predicting migratory corridors of white storks, ciconia ciconia, to enhance sustainablewind energy planning: A data-driven agent-based model

    • Oloo F
    • Safi K
    • Aryal J
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  • Raptor migration in an oceanic flyway: Wind and geography shape the migratory route of grey-faced buzzards in East Asia

    • Nourani E
    • Safi K
    • Yamaguchi N
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  • Linking animal movement and remote sensing - mapping resource suitability from a remote sensing perspective

    • Remelgado R
    • Leutner B
    • Safi K
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  • The interplay of various sources of noise on reliability of species distribution models hinges on ecological specialisation

    • Soultan A
    • Safi K
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Professional experience

Head of computational ecology

Max-Planck-Institut fur Ornithologie

January 2009 - Present

Visiting research fellow

Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

August 2009 - January 2011(a year)

Post doctoral fellow

Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

September 2007 - January 2009(a year)

Head of Scientific applications

NewBehavior AG

September 2005 - October 2006(a year)

Education

Post-Doc

Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

October 2006 - January 2008(a year)

PhD

Universität Zürich - University of Zurich

April 2001 - September 2006(5 years)

MSc

Universität Zürich - University of Zurich

April 1999 - October 2000(2 years)